Vice President Counsel

Recruiter
LMA
Location
London
Salary
90000.0000
Posted
07 Feb 2017
Closes
07 Mar 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

To assist the General Counsel with the day-to-day operation of a global legal department at a a leading financial services firm

Key Responsbilities:

  • Investment Funds - fund establishment including multi-jurisdictional structuring issues, amending fund documents, commenting on offering documentation, creating new share classes, changes to service providers, general fund maintenance including legal/regulatory registrations and compliance in Europe and Asia.
  • Corporate - drafting fund board minutes and resolutions and presenting at fund board meetings; assistance to General Counsel with resolutions and meeting minutes for boards of operating companies and certain internal functional committees.
  • Distribution and related Agreements - drafting and negotiating distribution agreements, introducer agreements, fee rebate and related agreements with global financial intermediaries and institutional fund investors, working closely with the sales and operations teams.
  • Credit Facilities - negotiating corporate and fund credit facility and FX facility documents
  • Special Projects - assistance to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel (London) on special projects
  • Legal Research - multi-jurisdictional legal research and drafting advice memoranda.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • English qualification preferred however, qualifications from other jurisdictions considered.
  • 3 years' post-qualification experience with a top tier law firm, preferably in the investment funds or M&A field. Experience of alternative investment funds a plus.
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills.