Job title: Legal Director
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Real Estate / Private Equity
Salary type: Annual
Job published: 2021-04-02
Job ID: 32448

Job Description

 Exciting opportunity as Legal Director for a boutique RE Asset Management firm in Luxembourg


Our client, a dynamic and truly entrepreneurial pan-European Real Estate Investment and Asset Management Company, is currently looking for a motivated, confident and experienced German-speaking Lawyer to join its exciting, positive and highly competent team and actively support its business development in Germany as a Legal Director (German-speaking).


Your responsibilities:

  • Acting as an internal legal adviser;
  • Drafting and reviewing corporate legal documents e.g. agreements, loans, SPAs, share registers, POA’s, convening notices, shareholders and board resolutions, appointments / resignation of Managers, change of registered office, , distributions, amendments of AoA;
  • Taking primary responsibility for drafting of intragroup financing documentation;
  • Coordinate the necessary steps for company incorporation, registration, capitalisation and liquidation;
  • Performing ad hoc legal tasks such as drafting of employment agreements and its addenda, reviewing commercial agreements, letters and correspondence;
  • Maintaining a proper data room/ ensuring all company records and statutory registers are properly maintained and updated on a timely basis;
  • Arranging relevant filings with the local trade registers, notarization and apostilling of documents where needed;
  • Holding board member mandates in the HoldCos and SPVs under management;
  • Prepare, convene and hold shareholders and board meetings;
  • Take part in quarterly board meetings in Luxembourg and abroad, using experience and drawing on others experience to make decisions at these meetings and prepare the minutes on a timely basis;
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements;
  • Acting as a data protection officer for the group;
  • Dealing with compliance and KYC queries / ensuring good corporate governance and awareness of staff on compliance matters;
  • Reviewing financial statements, ensuring prompt execution of engagement letters, preparing documents for the approval of annual accounts;
  • Reviewing tax returns, preparing and filing of the WHT returns;
  • Reviewing and approving investment memorandums and financing /refinancing activities;
  • Being responsible over opening of bank accounts and bank authorities / signatory powers;
  • Reviewing and authorizing payments on a daily basis;
  • Liaising with accounting teams, external lawyers, banks,  notaries and administration;
  • Monitoring changes in company and business law in Luxembourg and main European jurisdictions;


Your Profile:

  • Master degree in law with bar registration preferably in Germany
  • At least 5 years of experience in corporate law, M&A with a strong understanding of the Luxembourg legal framework and Real Estate
  • Highly skilled communicator in German and English with excellent interpersonal skills; possesses the ability to forge trusted relationships at all levels
  • Driven, hard-working, available and fully dedicated
  • Naturally highly organised and methodical, with the ability to learn very quickly
  • Highly motivated, able to work under pressure and manage deadlines, flexible attitude, prepared to go the extra mile to deliver
  • Excellent attention to detail


Could this be the right opportunity for you? Please do not hesitate to send your CV to David Kitzinger to be considered for this recruitment process. Your application will be treated with the utmost discretion.