• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • M&G Prudential
  • 2019-04-25

Solicitor, Products and Distribution Legal

  • Full time
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 25 Apr 19

Solicitor, Products and Distribution Legal

Solicitor, Products and Distribution Legal

Purpose
  • We are looking for a funds/asset management lawyer to join as permanent member of the Products and Distribution Legal team within M&GPrudential, providing legal advice and sound commercial risk assessments to the business on legal issues


Key Responsibilities
  • The role encompasses the full range of asset management skills covering legal advisory, fund/product structuring, drafting and negotiating fund documentation, investment management agreements and related documentation, regulatory and project work


Job & Personal Skills:
  • This full-time role will cover legal advisory, structuring, product building and supporting key corporate and regulatory change projects.


Key competencies:
  • An understanding of the asset management business/value chain. Ideally, experience and knowledge across various fund jurisdictions (specifically UK, Luxembourg, Ireland) and common fund structures (e.g. SICAVs, ICAVs, OEICs, SIFs, s110s, LPs) and the relevant regulatory framework applicable to asset managers (including AIFMD, UCITs, MiFID, EMIR)
  • An understanding of fund structures and fund documentation, able to support the business in the development and execution of new product
  • Drafting experience to include drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, advisory agreement, fund documents, AIFM agreements, custody and depositary agreements, side letters, term sheets, distribution agreements
  • Ability to work with and manage external counsel in a multi-jurisdictional context
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with key internal stakeholders


Personal qualities:
  • Strong drafting and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Brings strong judgement and is decisive
  • Intellectually curious
  • A willingness to challenge/debate and offer own views
  • Tenacious, willing to go beyond the job description
  • Transparent and a good communicator. Works most effectively when collaborating
  • Resilience and strength of character that enables effective communication across all levels of the organisation
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and fluid deadlines


Knowledge & Experience:
  • Funds/asset management lawyer with 3+ years PQE working in the funds team of a law firm and/or in-house team of an asset manager/financial service provider
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Experience of working in a cross-border environment desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of another European language highly desirable


Qualifications:
  • Qualified lawyer (there is no requirement that the candidate must be English qualified)


Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Agile working
  • Private health insurance