Legal Counsel, European Funds and Distribution

London, United Kingdom
07 Jan 2023
06 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Team

The Global Legal mission is to provide legal support and advice with the goal of managing and mitigating legal risk for the Company and acting as a partner to our internal business clients supporting any legal needs that arise on a day to day basis.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide internal legal advice for new and existing Barings investment funds across Luxembourg, Irish and UK platforms, including advice with respect to their design, development, launch, maintenance and regulatory considerations
  • Build relationships with, and work alongside, business teams and other members of the Legal Team, as appropriate
  • Liaise with external counsel to provide advice and assistance, and take responsibility for ongoing maintenance of those relationships
  • Assist with drafting and negotiating fund documentation with investors and clients including investor side letters and investment management agreements
  • Review fund documentation in relation to a variety of fund structures and asset classes including real estate, private debt, high yield, equities and emerging markets
  • Act as an internal escalation point for high-level legal issues and assist with the identification of general corporate, tax, risk, insurance, regulatory, legal and compliance issues

  • Qualified lawyer with 0 - 2 years PQE (more senior candidates may be considered) gained in the funds/investment management department of a reputed UK, US or international law firm or asset manager. Qualification in England and Wales, Ireland or Luxembourg preferred but qualifications from other jurisdictions may be considered.
  • Understanding of a variety of fund structures, and relevant regulation including UCITS, MIFID and AIFMD. Appreciation of ESG and investment management legal issues
  • Experience in reviewing and drafting funds documentation including offering memoranda, investment management agreements and investor side letters preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to naturally develop and maintain effective relationships with various stakeholders at all levels of the organization and external professional contacts
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage competing workloads of diverse matters in a timely manner
  • Willingness to go beyond existing areas of expertise and work in new areas relevant to the
  • Business particularly in a landscape of regulatory change
  • Willing to support, accept and implement change, and become involved in organizational improvement