Counsel - 3-5 PQE - Asset Management - 6 Month Contract

Hays Legal
England, London
09 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Durshan Mistry
Full time
Contract type

Counsel - Asset Management - 6 Month Contract

Your new company
My client is a well-respected, independent asset manager that specialises in equity-only investment, and is ranked as one of the largest by assets under management in the UK by IPE ( Investment Pensions Europe). Operating for nearly 35 years, the company is very successful and has done especially well over the last 10 years, with five of their six core strategies have beaten their index benchmark year on year.
Their modern offices are based in the heart of the West End, with plenty to do outside of work in the area. The environment itself is very dynamic and fast-paced, with a friendly, supportive team surrounding you, offering a real family feel.

Your new role
This position has come about through growth in the General Counsel's workload and will be responsible for assisting with an intra-group reorganisation. This fast-paced role will offer some interesting rounded exposure due to the size of the team and will need someone similarly dynamic. This will include reviewing the company's counterparty and supplier contracts to consider whether there are any implications from the re-organisations, identifying these and working to resolve them; for example, updating KYC documents within the organisation. Drafting and notifying clients, key counterparties and suppliers to the organisation, such as novation agreements or consents; for example with their fund custodians and administrators. Updating the organisation's internal documents and policies for the reorganisation and change of legal status.

What you'll need to succeed
You must be a UK qualified Lawyer and ideally be between 3-4 years PQE, though this is a guideline and if you feel that you could do this role comfortably then you will be considered. You'll need to be dynamic and adaptable, as this is a rounded role within a tight-knit team.

What you'll get in return
You will receive a competitive day rate while working at a respected organisation during an interesting time for them. You will get some excellent hands-on experience as they are go through an impressive phase of growth and there'll never be a dull day during your time there with the nature and speed of the work that arises.

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