Funds Solicitor or Associate

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This global law firm is looking to significantly expand the Funds team which is split across Edinburgh and London. There is a new requirement for a Funds Solicitor or Associate (1-5 years of relevant PQE) which could be based in either location. Applicants will ideally have gained some exposure to Funds or more likely be a transactional corporate lawyer who is looking to specialise.

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 and 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 are now looking to recruit again to service existing work but also have exciting plans which will mean further significant growth – a lot of which is likely to come from impact work which is helping their clients make a positive global difference. 

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 the Dublin office which, together with the existing UK team, gives rise to exciting opportunities, particularly following Brexit.

Some of the work you can expect to get involved in will include:

  • 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;
  • 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.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or apply now!

15 June 2022
£61000 - £75000
0141 530 4333