LEGAL COUNSEL PRIVATE EQUITY (358)

Our client is a large Private Equity Asset Manager based near Geneva, looking for a :

Legal Counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Perform internally the review and negotiation of the legal documentation (LPA, side letters) primarily supporting investments in and management of private equity funds and co-investments, and occasionally be involved in various aspects of direct investments
  • Coordinate tax aspects of investments with tax specialists
  • Prepare and review NDAs in relation to the private equity activity
  • Be the main contact and business partner to the private equity investment team and attend weekly meetings
  • Collaborate with the funds operations team for the execution of subscription documentation and assist on KYC matters as and when needed
  • Coordinate with, and manage, external legal counsel if required to support the legal review
  • Develop a knowledge database related to the terms negotiated in the various private equity investments
  • Monitor developments of private equity industry trends and provide feedback to the investment team
  • Provide legal support for other activities assigned to the legal department as agreed with the Team Leader Legal
  • Act as a back-up for the for other members of the legal team as and when required
  • Ad-hoc project support

Profile:

  • Qualified lawyer (EU/UK/CH) with minimum 5-7 years’ post qualification experience in a legal role in the finance industry with a key focus on the private market industry
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the review and negotiation of the legal documentation primarily supporting private equity investments and co-investment deals
  • Commercial awareness is key (excellent knowledge of all main PE fund investment structures and commercial implications)
  • Comfortable working on financial/commercial topics not directly involving private equity
  • Confident working in English both spoken and written (native speaker /fluent) advanced level of French desirable
  • Excellent drafting skills