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Funds Lawyer 1+ PQE, Edinburgh - Edinburgh

Funds/ Asset Management - Private Practice
Ref: 432 Date Posted: Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Leading international law firm are looking to hire a junior investment funds lawyer with circa 1+ PQE to be based in their offices in Edinburgh.

Role Profile:

  • The Investment Funds team of this leading law firm acts for fund managers on the full range of their investment funds work, including fund structuring, formation and investment work with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds. Additionally, they advise large asset owners on their investment into fund structures and on secondary transactions.
  • The Investment Funds team also works closely with their tax team to provide the full service of legal advice for the structuring and establishment of funds.  
  • The Funds team is a part of the financial services group and therefore has the full support of a team of regulatory lawyers to provide advice on the related financial regulation aspects of fund raising - e.g. financial promotion and AIFMD.
  • The current team includes experienced partners with in-depth experience of all aspects of fund raising, including funds established in the Channel Islands, Luxembourg, Mauritius and the Cayman Islands- they also have a strong investment funds presence in their Dublin office which, together with our existing UK team, gives rise to exciting opportunities, particularly following Brexit.

The role will involve:

  • Drafting constitutional documentation of funds 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;
  • 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.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Circa 1-5 years PQE and prior experience of investment funds;
  • Team player; 
  • Ambitious lawyer looking to join a dynamic and innovative law firm. 

On Offer:

 

​A highly competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to work with a leading Scottish firm

 

To Apply:

 

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply please contact:

 

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Glasgow:   0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com