Legal Counsel, Leading Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund, London, UK


About our client

Our client, a well-established private equity fund with a focus on the emerging markets space is currently looking to hire a funds Lawyer to join their London office. The fund has over ten years’ experience investing across the emerging markets space and prides itself on its sustainable and impactful investment strategy. As a business they are currently performing very well and are anticipating continued growth. They have very recently raised new fund and are looking into an additional strategy for the coming year – making it a very exciting time to join.

What the job involves

As the Legal Counsel, you will lead on things legal across the fund on a daily basis with a particular focus on fund structuring and formation. You report into and work very closely with an experienced COO, occasionally taking on more ad-hoc operational tasks across the fund. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Lawyer with a funds background and a passion for the emerging markets space to take an exciting next step in their career. There is a defined pathway lined up for the role with the realistic opportunity of becoming the General Counsel and growing the legal function within the short to medium term.

  • Manage all legal aspects of the firms funds – developing, establishing and structuring
  • Work closely with the COO and Compliance in regards to polices and procedures that ensure the firms funds meet requirements
  • Liaise and work very closely with external law firms on funds and transactional legal matters
  • Lead on generic legal tasks relating to transactions, tax and regulatory issues
  • Support on coordinating the people strategy and functions of the firm
  • Promote and support on digitisation of the fund

Who we are looking for

  • Qualified lawyer with experience working within a funds environment and / or legal practice funds team
  • Working knowledge and/or experience of working in the emerging markets investment space is a plus
  • Project management skills and operations experience
  • Strong academic background from a leading institution
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly literate and numerate

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