Legal Specialist (12mth FTC) Legal Specialist (12mth FTC) …

MFS Investment Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
MFS Investment Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Legal Specialist (12mth FTC)
Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.


Job Description
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assisting MFS lawyers in the review, drafting and submission of regulatory and business documentation for the markets covered by the MFS London and Luxembourg offices (including branches).
2. Support MFS lawyers in reviewing and executing contracts and business arrangements for MFS London and/or its affiliates, such as investment management agreements with large institutional clients, distribution agreements for MFS Luxembourg funds and miscellaneous service agreements.
3. Support MFS lawyers on non-core business items for MFS offices in the UK, EU and Asia, such as company secretarial matters, office leases and employment matters and corporate maintenance.
4. Support MFS lawyers with compliance of regulatory requirements relating to the investment and distribution of financial instruments such as sector restrictions and disclosure of holdings. The Legal Specialist should aim to develop sufficient understanding and confidence of these requirements and own the review with support and guidance from MFS lawyers.
5. With the support and supervision of MFS lawyers, work closely with MFS business stakeholders on special projects as requested from time to time.
6. Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred, experience in a professional/legal services environment. Familiarity with legal practices in the financial services industry is preferred.
2. Strong knowledge of technological systems and highly IT literate.
3. Strong interpersonal, organisational, communication and project management skills are required as is the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

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