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Legal Counsel – European Funds & Distribution

Barings London, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Market Rate
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Jo-Ann Browne
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Barings’ Legal Team is seeking a candidate to sit in the London office, advising on European funds. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance on the establishment and maintenance of funds and investor separate accounts, as well as on corporate and regulatory matters related to such funds and accounts. The Global Legal mission is to provide legal support and advice with the goal of managing and mitigating legal risk for the Company and acting as a partner to our internal business clients supporting any legal needs that arise on a day-to-day basis.

 

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide internal legal advice for new and existing Barings investment funds across Luxembourg, Irish and UK platforms, including advice with respect to their design, development, launch and maintenance, including regulatory considerations.
  • Build relationships with, and work alongside, business teams and other members of the Legal Team, as appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with external counsel to maximise effectiveness and efficiency of external advice and assistance.
  • Primarily manage the legal elements of new fund projects, including preparation of key fund documentation and investor negotiations.
  • Review fund documentation in relation to a variety of fund structures and asset classes including real estate, private debt, capital solutions and high yield.
  • Act as an internal escalation point for high-level legal issues and assist with the identification of general corporate, tax, risk, insurance, regulatory, legal and compliance issues.
  • Develop and implement systems and processes designed to ensure consistent business support and optimal use of internal resources.
     

Qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer with 3 - 6 years PQE gained in the funds/investment management department of a reputed UK, US or international law firm or asset manager. Qualification in England and Wales, Ireland or Luxembourg preferred but qualifications from other jurisdictions may be considered. Luxembourg qualification would be especially welcomed.
  • Understanding of a variety of fund structures, and relevant regulation including AIFMD and UCITS. Appreciation of ESG and investment management legal issues.
  • Experience in reviewing and drafting funds documentation including offering memoranda, investment management agreements and investor side letters.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to naturally develop and maintain effective relationships with various stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and external professional contacts.
  • Superior organisational skills and the ability to manage competing workloads of diverse matters in a timely manner.
  • Willingness to go beyond existing areas of expertise and work in new areas relevant to the business, particularly in a landscape of regulatory change.
  • Willing to support, accept and implement change, and become involved in organisational improvement.

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Job ID  JR_005273
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