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EMEA Private Funds Lawyer, VP (London / Luxembourg)

PIMCO London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income with deep expertise across public and private markets. We invest our clients' capital across a range of fixed income and credit opportunities, leveraging our decades of experience navigating complex debt markets. Our flexible capital base and deep relationships with issuers have helped us become one of the world's largest providers of traditional and nontraditional solutions for companies that need financing and investors who seek strong risk-adjusted returns.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

Overview

Due to business growth and an expanding product range, PIMCO is looking for an experienced private funds lawyer to be responsible for a range of legal work relating to its private strategy funds mostly domiciled in Luxembourg. The role will be based in London (although Luxembourg will also be considered).

This role demands an experienced private funds lawyer with a first-class intellect and significant experience with alternative investment funds. The ideal candidate will have experience in the set-up, structuring, investment restrictions, marketing and ongoing maintenance of alternative investment vehicles (with strategies that may invest in asset classes such as real estate, commercial and residential loan transactions, corporate credit transactions (including distressed securities), private credit and private equity) as well as experience with more traditional 'liquid' funds (investing in asset classes such as bonds, other fixed income securities and derivatives).

The candidate should be well versed in laws and regulations applicable to the private funds industry and will be expected to partner closely with the business, including product, finance, operations, compliance and other colleagues. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience and be comfortable advising and presenting at board level and managing regulatory interactions.

Lawyers with relevant experience whether in-house or private practice will be considered.

Key Responsibilities
  • Legal work relating to PIMCO's European alternative fund ranges and fund documentation
  • Advise on the structuring, setting-up and organization of regulated and non-regulated alternative investment funds (AIFs) and their managers (AIFMs)
  • Drafting of the vehicles' issuing and constitutional documents (LPA, offering memorandums, articles of association), agreements with service providers (AIFM agreements, depositary agreements, portfolio management agreement, etc.) and preparing of filings with the CSSF as needed
  • A range of contractual work related to clients (e.g., side letters), funds, distribution and other third party contracts
  • Support for other legal functions and projects (e.g., regulatory monitoring and implementation projects, corporate projects, governance support)
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in the business
  • Develop, establish and improve internal processes
  • Analyzing and managing a variety of regulatory issues affecting PIMCO's private funds platform, including AIFMD, MiFID, SFDR etc.
  • Structuring of Co-Investment deals; and
  • Overseeing and managing external counsel
Required Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Luxembourg fund formation experience and familiarity namely with AIFMD, MiFID, EU/UK Securitization Regulation and U.S. and non-U.S. laws (e.g. Cayman) impacting privately offered funds is preferred
  • Private fund distribution experience (e.g. distribution agreements, private placement registrations, etc.)
  • Knowledge of SFDR and ESG
  • Experience dealing with private funds work / distribution
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to work autonomously on matters
  • Ability to organise and deliver under tight reporting deadlines
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

Job ID  R104116
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