Job title: Regulatory/Funds/Asset Management Lawyer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Asset Management
Salary type: Annual
Location: Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg
Job published: 2022-08-03
Job ID: 32928

Job Description

 

Regulatory/Funds/Asset Management Lawyer

A great opportunity for a Luxembourg-based Lawyer to work for a global asset management firm. You will join a growing Group Distribution/Product European legal department that covers EMEA and gain excellent high-level exposure with the Luxembourg Executive Committee and all senior-level decision makers/board members across the Group. The position reports to the Head of Legal in Paris and you will advise the Luxembourg management company on legal and regulatory issues pertaining to regulated products and private assets, especially those pertaining to the CSSF in Luxembourg on (UCITS and AIFs).

Responsibilities:

  • Advising the Luxembourg management company on legal and regulatory issues pertaining to regulated products and private assets, especially those pertaining to the CSSF, delegations, service level agreements (providers intra Group and external) and other commitments made to managers, distributors and providers.
  • Advice on day to day legal and regulatory client/product documentation needs of Institutional and Intermediary businesses, Product Development, Fund Services and Distribution.
  • Drafting and negotiating legal documentation associated with and ancillary to investment mandates for funds or clients, including investment management agreements, fund prospectuses / KIID, factsheets, side letters/amendments and other general commercial agreements such as delegation agreements, service level agreements, indemnities, subscription agreements, NDAs and letters of intent.
  • Drafting and negotiating service provider agreements (management, custody, transfer agency, administration, fund accounting, advisory).
  • Drafting and negotiating distribution agreements for EU-based intermediary clients.
  • Advice on the application of Group policies and standards
  • Advisory involvement in regulatory projects, interpretation and implementation of new regulations and directives across the relevant areas of the firm. Recent and current examples include PRIIPs, MiFID II, AIFMD, UCITS, Solvency II, FATCA, CRS, EMIR, GDPR, SFTR, SFDR, Taxonomy and CSRD.
  • Advice on distribution compliance issues including cross-border marketing and the adoption of appropriate intra-business processes to ensure compliance with local regulations, and to offer solutions and mitigants depending on the distribution plan.
  • Advice on regulatory approval processes to enable distribution of funds in new markets e.g. the Middle East and Africa.
  • Advice on the registration of new funds with overseas regulators in existing markets for local distribution purposes.

Your Profile:

  • Demonstrable and relevant professional experience
  • Languages: English and French to professional standard
  • Excellent contract law knowledge, drafting skills and experience in client / service provider contract negotiation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UCITS and AIF authorised fund products.
  • Successful candidate likely to be from one of the leading Luxembourg law firms that serve the asset management / funds industry, or with Luxembourg in-house asset management experience of equivalent quality.
  • Relevant experience: regulatory advisory work for Luxembourg funds, management companies (UCITS and AIFMs) and service providers (TA, depositary, administrator); negotiation and drafting of Luxembourg (or other EU) authorized funds and client agreements (institutional IMAs and platform agreements) across a range of asset classes, including private assets and alternatives.
  • Experience of derivatives (OTC and exchange-traded) useful but not essential.
  • Must be a good team player, have high-quality legal skills and be sufficiently confident with internal and external clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent attention to detail and procedure.
  • In-depth knowledge/experience of the investment management, funds / asset management industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with staff at all levels to senior management level.
  • Genuinely pro-active and keen to take responsibility.
  • Strong organisational/prioritisation skills
  • Strong private practice experience

 

Could this be the right opportunity for you? Please do not hesitate to send your CV to Andrew Notter at andrew.notter@andersonwise.com to be considered for this recruitment process. Your application will be treated with the utmost discretion.

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