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Sr. Counsel-Funds, International/UCITS-Prestige Fund Corp.
Meridian Legal Search
January 11, 2018
Full Time - Senior Attorney
7-10 years experience
Extremely Prestigious Private Asset Management Organization seeks a senior level attorney with 8+ years of international funds experience, with an emphasis on UCITS. NY metro area location.
Join a dynamic and collegial team that provides day-to-day legal support to our client's International business, including UCITS funds, offshore funds and international separate accounts.
Attractions: Very competitive compensation, base plus bonus - similar to law firm going rate. High quality staff and environment, cutting edge investment products work.
• Fund Distribution, Operation, Governance and Product Development.
Working with client service and sales teams globally to assist in distributor on-boarding, including negotiation of sub-distribution agreements and related documentation.
Counseling client service and sales teams regarding cross-border sales issues.
Interpreting, analyzing, and providing guidance on applicable law, regulations and major regulatory reforms.
Working with fund administration and compliance teams, dealing with day-to-day queries regarding maintenance of the funds, and legal and regulatory issues arising in respect to service providers (administrator, depositary, transfer agent) to the funds.
Updating and maintaining fund offering documentation (prospectuses, offering memoranda) and assist with corporate and regulatory governance of the funds.
Assisting in the development and launch of new fund products (both registered and unregistered), including the preparation of offering materials.
Advising on the ongoing regulatory issues surrounding our client’ European offices in the Institutional and Separate Accounts.
Counseling client service & sales teams regarding cross-border issues & applicable local law.
Drafting and negotiating investment management agreements and related documentation
Advising on ongoing client service queries related to institutional accounts.
The role involves complex cross-border interactions with internal colleagues & external counterparts and the ability to distill and explain technical and/or complex matters to non-lawyers.
8+ years of attorney background from top tier law firms and/or industry competitors.
Experience with UCITS funds, with particular knowledge of the cross-border distribution of UCITS funds.
Strong knowledge of distribution regulation and practices, offshore funds and private pooled
investment vehicles; commercial contracts with distributors, intermediaries or other agents;
Meridian Legal Search is a legal staffing organization specializing in the search, recruitment and placement of attorneys, paralegals and compliance professionals for the nation's leading financial institutions, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations. Meridian was first established in 1936, and has successfully been placing att...orneys more than 40 years now. Meridian's clients include corporations (public and private), law firms (large, medium and boutique) and Fortune 1000 and global financial services corporations. We place partners, counsels and associates; general counsel, associate counsel, staff attorneys and paralegals in corporate finance, litigation, securities/compliance, investment banking, investment management, banking, private equity, venture capital, mutual funds, hedge funds, broker dealer, insurance, intellectual property, media, entertainment, information technology, pharmaceutical and many other industries. Our clients are located throughout the United States and overseas. All communication and correspondence with candidates is treated confidentially, and candidate resumes are submitted to clients only upon receiving the candidate's prior express permission to do so. Other services we offer include counseling law firms and corporations on hiring strategies and compensation packages, law firm mergers and diversity hiring programs. We have a state of the art, advanced computer database of 100,000 attorneys and 9,000 law firms, corporations and not-for-profits. Additionally, Meridian Legal Temps, Inc. is a division of Meridian Legal Search. Placements include temporary and temp-to-perm attorneys and paralegals at all levels and in a wide range of practice areas.Meridian Legal Search is a founding member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and adheres to the NALSC Code of Ethics.