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FUND LAWYER

 
Our client is looking for an experienced Fund Lawyer for its Luxembourgish branch
ROLE PURPOSE

The Fund Lawyer is responsible to undertake the following activities in relation to Investment Funds or vehicles allocated to her/him:

  • Provide Legal Support and advice in relation to the funds, ensuring appropriate support to product development and management;

  • Responsible for Company Secretary and corporate records of the funds;

  • Provide solution driven legal input and advice;

  • Monitor applicable regulatory changes and provide effective proposals to address such changes;

  • Act as primary liaison with internal and external legal counsels, regulators, service providers and other internal groups on legal related issues.

ACCOUNTABILITIES & DELIVERABLES

Key Responsibilities

  1. Drafting and negotiation of legal documentation (including prospectus, articles of incorporation and fund related agreements, supplier agreements etc.) for the funds

  2. Organization and record keeping of Board Meetings of Management Companies, Funds and underlying companies and of AGMs and EGMs or investors’ meetings of Management companies and Funds

  3. UCITS and AIFs cross-border registration:
    - Coordinate of all aspects of cross-border registration with service provider for Europe and independently for Asia and Latin America

    - Keep track of the progress towards registration;
    - Liaising with external advisors;
    - Ensure availability of fund legal documents on the country websites.
  4. Custodian and Listing agent relationship:
    - Liaise with all relevant parties;
    - Ensure all relevant documentation is made available.
  5. Annual and Semi-annual reports:
    - Ensure timely appropriate governance approvals;
    - Ensure timely legal and regulatory filing.
  6. Provide support for incorporation, liquidation and mergers of funds, and for any corporate action on sub-funds and share classes.
  7. General company secretarial housekeeping including maintaining and filing all statutory company registers and documents.

Governance

  • Policies. Policies owned by the role holder are appropriate, effectively communicated, continuously reviewed, monitored for compliance and embedded.

  • Risk. Role holder will assure him/herself of adequacy of systems and controls for mitigating the risks in all responsibilities.

  • Systems. Role holder will undertake a regular review of the systems and controls in their function and ensure recommendations for improvement are implemented.

  • Group. Meets the requirements for Group and regulatory deliverables.

RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Board of Directors

  • Work closely with fund controllers, product development, legal, compliance, middle-office, marketing, project, operations, portfolio management teams, asset managers

External

  • Local legal advisers and representatives, Notaries

  • Regulator

  • External auditors and Consultancy firms

  • Service providers

  • Trade register, tax administration

CAPABILITIES: QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

Skills/Knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of corporate secretary;

  • Detailed knowledge of Luxembourg corporate law

  • Analytical, problem solving , business analysis skills;

  • An overview of the legal practices in different countries;

  • Excellent Communication Skills;

  • Demonstrable knowledge of compliance;

  • Desire to provide a superior internal and external client service;

  • Good interpersonal skills;

  • Must be highly organized and detail / efficiency orientated;

  • Must have initiative to constantly improve processes;

  • Ability to prioritise issues at a company level;

  • Good understanding of operational controls framework.

Qualifications

  • University Degree, Bac+4 in law

  • Excellent handling of MS Office applications

  • Fluent written and spoken English, any additional language is an asset.

Experience

  • Experience in the Fund Industry with a Management Company or a law firm.

  • Experience in people management situations

VALUES & BEHAVIOURS

Leadership behaviours

Direction

  • Visionary and inspirational. Create and articulate a long term vision

  • Market understanding. Demonstrate a deep understanding of clients, markets and the industry

  • Translator. Translate the vision into tangible strategies and plans

  • Mobilise people, inspiring them and at the same time setting clear and demanding expectations and accountabilities

Delivery

  • Decisive. Make decisions that are informed and timely

  • Urgent implementer. Pursue decisions with urgency to successful conclusions

  • Organise and prioritise. So that the right resources are focused on the plan

  • Change agent. Adapt to changing circumstances without sacrificing focus

  • Collaborative. Draw on the collective strengths of others - their knowledge and skills

Development

  • Talent grower. Develop your team, nurturing talent, coaching, teaching and holding them accountable

  • Innovator. Develop the organisation, offering support and challenge to innovation and change

  • Learner. Develop yourself as a skilled practitioner of your craft as well as a leader of others

Our client Values

Integrity

  • They deliver what they promise

  • They give their trust to others and they honour their trust

  • They have honest conversations

  • They are proud of who they are and what they do

Teamwork

  • They are a global team harnessing local insight

  • They share ideas and collaborate globally to find the best outcomes

  • They work together to create their success

  • They partner with their clients to create success

  • They understand their clients’ needs and they drive what they do

Innovation

  • They capitalise on challenges and obstacles to create solutions

  • They always ask themselves what They can do differently

  • They bring bold ideas to life

  • They leverage their global expertise to find the best outcomes

  • They are at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions

Performance

  • They relentlessly seek ways to achieve superior outcomes

  • They act with discipline and deliver with pace

  • They take ownership and hold themselves accountable

  • They consistently outperform in everything they do for their clients

  • 100% focused on the client.