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Legal Counsel

 

 

fts global is proud to be the exclusive representative for our client. Over the last 40 years, our client has enjoyed great success, offering investment services and solutions that are in the best interest of our diverse global client base. By sharing our expertise, market-leading insights and entrepreneurial thinking, we have enabled our customers to make more informed choices along the path towards achieving their financial goals. We have a reputation as one of the world’s most successful investment solution providers and, looking ahead, we believe our best is yet to come.

About European Legal Services

Our client’s Luxembourg Legal team is part of European Legal Services. It services all aspects of its mutual fund, institutional and investment business in the UK and Continental Europe. The team supports a wide range of business areas and products including UK, Irish, French, German and Luxembourg domiciled mutual funds, investment and corporate governance issues, legal product development, discretionary portfolio management for large stand-alone investment mandates and provision of funds and administration services to defined contribution pension schemes.  Lawyers are devolved and integrated into their respective business and product areas, which puts a premium on internal communication as well as the provision of legal advice.​

Key Responsibilities

Provide legal support in relation to Luxembourg domiciled funds and companies

 

  • Advice on feasibility of new fund projects (including launches, mergers, liquidations), investment restrictions and filing requirements/local requirements in other jurisdictions and provide legal support to Product Development in connection with project activities relating to Luxembourg based products (SICAVs and FCPs). Provide link to Asian Legal teams to establish local project requirements.

  • Drafting and/or review of the Luxembourg offering documents (prospectuses, supplements and KIIDs) and assist with the filing and registration process in foreign jurisdictions. Drafting and/or review of legal shareholder communications and assist in the review of documents such as annual/semi-annual reports, long form reports etc.

  • Provide internal legal consultancy on all aspects of Luxembourg fund and company related matters and group strategic projects.

  • Review new laws and regulations and assessing the impact on the relevant fund ranges; advise on legal and regulatory environment; liaise with external counsel and/or regulators.

  • Provide ongoing legal services, draft and negotiate service agreements, provide solutions to various legal queries, help to improve internal procedures.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Legal qualification, with experience in a law firm or similar in-house role. At least 5 years’ experience working with Luxembourg domiciled funds, demonstrating an ability to operate in a relatively unsupervised position.

  • A thorough knowledge of Luxembourg fund structures, and the fund management industry and legislation (UCITS, AIFMD, MIFID) and/or widely-registered UCITS fund ranges is of great advantage.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and can demonstrate confidence and tact when dealing with key stakeholders, board members and senior management.

  • Fluent in English. Other languages such as French or German would be an advantage.

  • Commercial acumen.

  • Project management and strong organisation skills.

  • Strong delivery focus.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Pro-active team player.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Our Client's Values

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate affinity with our client’s core values:

  • Integrity – Taking personal responsibility for always acting in the best interests of our clients;

  • Innovation – Being willing to experiment and try new and better ways to serve our customers;

  • Excellence – Striving to be the best while knowing we can always be better next time.