IN-HOUSE LAWYER

Organisation
Core-Asset Consulting
Reference
9721
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Commercial Contract, Company Secretarial, Compliance / Regulatory, Funds
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Expiry Date
01/09/2017 10:01:00
Core-Asset Consulting’s client, a leading investment management firm in Edinburgh, has a new opportunity for an In-House Lawyer to join its Governance, Legal, Risk and Compliance department.

Job Description

Core-Asset Consulting’s client, a leading investment management firm in Edinburgh, has a new opportunity for an In-House Lawyer to join its Governance, Legal, Risk and Compliance department.

The successful candidate will assist with the management of all aspects of legal, governance, and company secretarial matters across all jurisdictions in which the business operates, with focus on regulatory development. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with various stakeholders across the business while being part of a very friendly and supportive Legal Team.

Core responsibilities:

  • Provide general advice on all aspects of legal and reputational risk on day to day matters
  • Draft/review and negotiate a wide variety of legal documents, including investment management agreements and commercial contracts
  • Provide legal advice on the life-cycle of funds
  • Establish excellent working relationships with lawyers in the team and external counsel
  • Act as company secretary to internal/external boards as required; assist the Company Secretary with day to day matters and enhance the group’s governance framework
  • Lead and oversee the regulatory horizon scanning process for all markets in which the business operates and carry out training on regulatory developments
  • Assist with projects and advise on the development of new products

Essential:

  • Admitted as a Solicitor Scotland or England (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a current practising certificate
  • Credible and confident in dealings with senior management
  • Proficient in multi-jurisdictional work
  • Good technical understanding of the UK regulatory regime and experience of implementing regulatory change projects
  • Demonstrates effective stakeholder management and exceptional client service
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with ability to prioritise and be flexible

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable experience gained in the asset management industry, ideally from an inhouse or leading law firm
  • Specific experience in the fund lifecycle and restructuring
  • Experience with ISDA negotiations and knowledge of derivatives is desirable

Benefits:

  • Highly completive salary
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare

 

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