Reporting to the Luxembourg General Counsel, the role holder will provide first class internal legal advice, guidance and support primarily to the asset management business of our client in Luxembourg and ensure that the Group's exposure to legal risk is managed and the execution of Group business and operational strategies and initiatives are facilitated. Acting as an active contributor to the global legal practice groups where relevant, the Job holder joins a team of 4 Lawyers in Luxembourg.
Advise more specifically the asset management business (with possibly non asset management related activities) within a team of 4 lawyers acting for a global banking group.
Provide day to day transactional (and where required litigation) support to various businesses in the negotiation of legal documents including investment management agreements, distribution agreements, fund depositary and administration agreements, and any related ancillary documentation for all client sectors including UCITS investment funds and alternative investment funds.
Provide pre- and post-signing support where relevant to client service managers and the sales & business development teams.
Provide subject matter and legal expertise to the Luxembourg General Counsel in the formulation of standards and guidance, policies, procedures and controls for the management of legal risks where relevant for the global businesses in Luxembourg, working on global projects as required.
Contribute actively to all applicable business governance meetings including the business acceptance committee, risk management committee, regulatory change project meetings and any other ad hoc or relevant committees.
Work alongside and build strong relationships with colleagues in Legal (locally and on a global basis) and other functions or businesses.
Work closely with the business and strategy teams on new product launches, changes to templates and understand market developments.
Work with the Global Asset Management legal team on local and global legal issues that affect the asset management business.
Coordinate legal projects, remediation exercises etc.
Be a trusted legal adviser to the senior business management teams at both a regional and global level.
THE CANDIDATE PROFILE
Strong knowledge of Luxembourg law and EU law applicable to investment funds under both the UCITS and AIFMD regimes acquired within either private practice and/or through experience (minimum of 10-12 years) with an international group in a securities services/investor services businesses or management company.
Experienced and confident practitioner.
Up-to-date knowledge of developments in relation to funds and banking law.
Able to handle a diverse range of legal and regulatory issues (e.g. general banking, regulatory developments (e.g. AIFMD, UCITS V) etc.).
Self-starter, independent with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively.
Excellent communication, negotiation and inter-personal skills.
Lateral thinking/problem solving.
Stamina and ability to work under pressure and within time constraints.
Ability to deal with highly confidential and commercially sensitive information with discretion.
Ability to manage competing internal stakeholder relationships.
Ability to accurately identify, convey and manage legal risk.
Work closely with other members of the Luxembourg legal team and ensure that members of the team with less expertise are updated and taking care of current and emerging legal risks.
Experience in controlling external legal costs and managing relationships with external legal counsels.
Fluent in French and English.
THE CLIENT Our client is one of the largest bank in Luxembourg.
At the final stages of the recruitment process, some of our clients could ask the successful candidate to provide supporting documentation such as, for example, copies of diplomas or proof of previous jobs, and a standard criminal record check might also be requested.
Internal Number: 4922168
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