Funds Lawyer, Edinburgh or London

Organisation
Frasia Wright Associates
Reference
FW5127
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Financial Services, Funds
Job Type
Contract
Location
Edinburgh or London
Salary
Competitive
PQE
5+ yrs
Expiry Date
25/04/2017
Our Client is looking to recruit a Funds Lawyer to provide advice principally to fund managers establishing closed-ended private equity style funds with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds.&

Job Description

Our Client is looking to recruit a Funds Lawyer to provide advice principally to fund managers establishing closed-ended private equity style funds with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds.  You will work closely with the tax team to provide the full service of legal advice for the structuring and establishment of funds.

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years pqe and will be able to support the team and will have experience of advising on various matters relating to establishing and investing in investment funds.  It will also be essential that the candidate enjoys business development.

Relevant experience will include:

  • drafting constitutional documentation including limited partnership agreements, unit trust deeds and shareholder agreements
  • drafting and negotiating ancillary documentation such as management agreements and administration agreements;
  • advising on carried interest arrangements
  • reviewing marketing material and conducting verification exercises;
  • high-level advice on UK financial regulation as it relates to investment funds (specifically a familiarity with AIFMD and the UK's financial promotion regime);
  • negotiating fund documentation with investors and dealing with side letter requests;
  • drafting LLP agreements in relation to setting up new managers;
  • dealing with offshore law firms and administrators;
  • reviewing fund documentation for institutional investors and preparing user-friendly reports;
  • negotiating with fund counsel when acting for investors (either as cornerstone investor or as a minority investor) and ideally when acting for UK pension funds; and
  • discussing new funds with both start-up and experienced managers.

If this opportunity interests you please do not hesitate to get in touch with Cameron or Frasia on 01294 850501. (Assignment 9305)

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