Legal Counsel (m/f)

Job Description:

You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with broad range of responsibilities, but with a focus on delivering legal advice and support in the areas of alternative investment funds, financial services regulation and commercial contracts.

You will be responsible for giving pro-active, professional, competent, effective and creative legal support.

You will need to bring negotiation and drafting skills, an understanding of financial services regulation as well as a commercial mind set to the role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Your main responsibilities will cover a variety of legal issues concerning alternative investment funds, financial services regulation, data protection and commercial contracts.  Amongst others, the following responsibilities apply to this position:

  • Provide legal expertise in the areas of financial services regulation and alternative investment funds.
  • Support the maintenance of Terms of Business and Engagement Letters for our service lines and negotiate such documents with external parties where appropriate.
  • Support the maintenance of the governance framework for the Luxembourg office.
  • Work closely with other members of the Legal Team and oversee the work of the Junior Legal Counsel.
  • Collaborate with internal business teams and other Group Functions.
  • Represent the Group in commercial contract negotiations with third parties such as suppliers.
  • Provide legal advice and support in connection with specific projects affecting the business, such as new service lines.

Experience, skills and technical knowledge required:

  • Qualified lawyer.
  • 5-7 years relevant experience in house or with a law firm specialising in financial services and alternative investment funds.
  • Experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Experience with data privacy preferred.
  • Ability to:
    • articulate clear advice, with a commercial focus and high quality written and verbal communication.
    • identify, focus and prioritise on key issues and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver with demanding deadlines.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Good people skills.
  • Strong IT skills (esp. Microsoft Word and Excel).

The work permit is mandatory

Job Category: Legal Governance
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Luxembourg

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