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Vice President - Counsel

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Compliance
  • Salary: £90000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/07/2017
  • Job reference: HF2900

To assist the General Counsel with the day-to-day operation of a global legal department at a a leading financial services firm

Key Responsbilities:

  • Investment Funds - fund establishment including multi-jurisdictional structuring issues, amending fund documents, commenting on offering documentation, creating new share classes, changes to service providers, general fund maintenance including legal/regulatory registrations and compliance in Europe and Asia.
  • Corporate - drafting fund board minutes and resolutions and presenting at fund board meetings; assistance to General Counsel with resolutions and meeting minutes for boards of operating companies and certain internal functional committees.
  • Distribution and related Agreements - drafting and negotiating distribution agreements, introducer agreements, fee rebate and related agreements with global financial intermediaries and institutional fund investors, working closely with the sales and operations teams.
  • Credit Facilities - negotiating corporate and fund credit facility and FX facility documents
  • Special Projects - assistance to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel (London) on special projects
  • Legal Research - multi-jurisdictional legal research and drafting advice memoranda.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • English qualification preferred however, qualifications from other jurisdictions considered.
  • 3 years' post-qualification experience with a top tier law firm, preferably in the investment funds or M&A field. Experience of alternative investment funds a plus.
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills.

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