New - 1-5 PQE Investment Funds Associate, Outstanding Global Firm, London
We are a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law.
The firm is looking to make a long term investment in a strong lawyer who is similarly looking to make a long term career commitment to investment funds.
The candidate should be an ambitious lawyer, with demonstrable experience in a funds-related role at another major law firm. We have a proven track record in developing funds associates, and the vacancy represents an outstanding opportunity for a team-player with strong technical skills and a commercial approach to progress.
Please get in touch for a confidential chat about the role, the name of the firm and to ask any questions you might have.
Take day to day responsibility for client matters and actively progress complex matters with close partner support. You will be able to demonstrate well developed drafting skills, preparing legal documentation, including private placement memoranda and fund agreements.
Demonstrate confident and effective negotiation skills, able to conduct commercial negotiations with investors, fund managers and other parties.
Maintain close client contact, including assisting with commercial advice on market practice and fund terms and with project management.
Deploy effective communication with clients in order to understand their needs and how best to meet them. You will also have the ability to assist clients in arriving at practical and cost effective solutions.
Demonstrate self-awareness and ability to identify when a team member needs support and be approachable for advice and to give constructive feedback.
Demonstrate commercial acumen - be able to understand the way our business, competitors and clients are developing and work with the business development team to use this information to develop business opportunities. Build and maintain a network of business contacts.
Proactively identify opportunities to introduce your clients to other offices and practice areas, working intelligently with partners, other lawyers and the business development team to exploit opportunities.
Display excellent attention to detail, being able to identify inconsistencies or a misunderstanding of clients' needs.
Reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses and work not only on your own development, but also mentor and develop junior associates.
Essential skills and experience:
Qualified mid level lawyer with post-qualification experience at a major law firm
Experience at a law firm recognised for its investment funds practice in some or all of the above areas of work
Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents and agreements in a private practice environment
An adaptable person who is a fast learner, with experience of dealing with multiple jurisdictions
A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels
Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs
Experience of negotiating with counterparts
A commercial approach.