• Bonus and Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • McGregor Boyall
  • 01 Sep 16

My client an Investment Management firm in London is looking to employ a Lawyer who will be part of a shared - service Legal and Compliance team. The team is client-focused and engages directly with business units to identify pragmatic solutions to legal issues.

The main duties and responsibilities for the individual are to:

  • review, draft and negotiate a range of contracts relating to asset management and advisory activities including investment
  • management agreements and third-party outsourcing arrangements (e.g., fund administration, custody, cash management and clearing arrangements, etc.);
  • provide pragmatic and commercial legal advice and documentation covering a broad range of legal, corporate and (in conjunction with the compliance team) regulatory matters, including complex intragroup arrangements, corporate governance and emerging litigation matters;
  • assisting with advice relating to treasury, trading and principal finance matters, whether as part of intra-group arrangements or third-party negotiations;
  • review, draft and negotiate outsourcing agreements, data and software licences agreements, engagement letters, consultancy agreements and NDAs;
  • advise on strategic initiative and legal risks associated with such initiatives and business plans;
    assist with compliance and reporting relating to legal activities under the Prudential Group Governance Manual;
  • draft guidance papers and notes on legal issues relevant to the business;
  • advise on legal developments and risks that affect the business;
  • assist in managing external lawyers;
  • assist in the development of internal know-how and precedents and best practice;
  • provide ad hoc support to the shared-service legal and compliance team as necessary, which could include work related to alternative investment funds and/or unit-linked funds.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The individual will possess the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • proven experience within an asset management business, especially with advising and liaising with front office, operational teams and external clients;
  • awareness of regulatory landscape for investment management business including knowledge of industry best practice for asset managers, insurance companies and other large institutional investors;
  • awareness of treasury, trading and/or principal finance matters;
  • understanding of onshore and offshore fund structures such as UCITS, OEICs, SICAVs, etc.;
  • knowledge of major outsourcing agreements, data and software licences agreements and NDAs;
  • deep commercial and corporate law knowledge with proven skills of reviewing, negotiating and drafting complex commercial
  • agreements and market trading agreements such as broker agreements, OTC derivative and fx documentation under ISDA;
    knowledge of insurance business is a plus but not mandatory.

Core Competencies

The individual will possess the following core competencies:

  • ability to spot and assess legal risk and apply mitigation strategies;
  • ability to express complex issues succinctly and clearly to non-technical colleagues;
  • proven ability to work closely with a business and ability to interact with multiple levels in an organisation;
  • strong organisational skills, ability to multi-task with attention to detail;
  • service oriented and results focused;
  • commercial awareness - ability to solve problems, not create them;
  • dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic;
  • diplomatic influencing skills;
  • ability to think independently and challenge both the team and peers in an appropriate manner;
  • strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • cultural sensitivity and a proven ability to work across cultures.


The individual will possess the following core competencies:

  • relevant post qualification experience, gained either in-house or within a law firm;
  • qualified UK solicitor or equivalent jurisdiction;
  • trained and qualified at leading corporate law firm or financial services institution;
  • in-house experience, for example by way of secondment, is an advantage but not mandatory.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.