Funds NQ Solicitor

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This global law firm has a new requirement for a Newly Qualified Solicitor to join the Funds team based in Edinburgh.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a private investment funds lawyer to join the team in Edinburgh but also offers the chance to work with partners and others in the team in London and across the firm's international offices. Unlike other Scottish based funds teams, you will therefore have exposure to a full spectrum of funds work, including for City and international based clients.  The ideal candidate would be a lawyer with up to 1 years’ experience of funds establishment and related work or a corporate/banking seat during your traineeship.

The Funds team 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. They advise large asset owners on their investment into fund structures and on secondary transactions. They also have a strong African fund formation and fund investing practice and have strong focus on impact investments and sustainable finance.  This is a growing area and the team has an excellent track record and has been shortlisted for this years’ The Lawyer Funds Team of the Year and the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers award off the back of its work in impact funds.

The Funds team has seen significant investment over the last three years and recently expanded the practice by promoting one partner. They now need to recruit again to service existing work but also have exciting plans which will mean further significant growth and see a lot of this growth coming from impact work which is helping their clients make a positive global difference. 

The work on offer will include for example:

  • 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;

If you would be interested in finding out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or apply online.

15 August 2022
0141 530 4333