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General Counsel

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My client, a leading global Fund Service provider is looking to grow their Legal Function by adding and experienced candidate to their team in the form of a General Counsel & Head of Legal Services in their central Dublin office. The objective of the General Counsel & Head of Legal Services is to provide legal advice to Executive Management team on legal matters affecting business and operational departments and to lead the Legal Services team in all legal and corporate affairs that relate to drafting, reviewing and negotiating applicable service agreements on behalf of the company.

These responsibilities cover differing jurisdictions including Ireland and the Cayman Islands and would includes playing critical roles in the operation of the firm’s management company, trustee and Fund Administrator entities. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage legal risk within the company and affiliates
  • Develop, implement and maintain key legal processes and procedures
  • Act as mentor to key legal services personnel, encouraging their professional growth
  • Oversee delivery of legal services and resources (internal and external) to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Advise the Executive Management team on a variety of legal issues as and when required or requested
  • Manage the Legal Services team to ensure operational efficiencies are met and transaction deadlines are completed in a timely manner
  • Review, negotiate and settle fund service agreements and documentation (e.g. Administration Agreements, Investment Management Agreements, Prospectus/Offering Memorandum, Appendices/Supplements etc.) and third party vendor agreements
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within the Risk and Compliance teams and provide such assistance as required to enable them ensure compliance with applicable legal and/or regulatory matters
  • Liaise with external legal counsel where required and manage such engagements to ensure they remain within budget
  • Remain current on legal and regulatory developments within the European Union and Cayman Islands affecting the company
  • Provide training, guidance and support to all members of Legal Services team

Requirements for the role:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with a minimum of 7 - 10 years post qualification experience acquired in funds department of top tier firm or large in-house legal services department
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish and Cayman funds law with an overall broad legal knowledge (company law, litigation, etc.)
  • Be able to provide solution focused advise on a variety of legal matters
  • Proven experience of managing and developing a team
  • Proven experience in drafting and negotiating fund related documentation, including service provider agreements for EU and Cayman Island domiciled funds.
  • Ability to take ownership of problems and to communicate with Executive Management and colleagues at all levels.

What’s Next​

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV today to me, Jamie Kendall  on Jkendall@sigmar.ie or to find out more call on 01-4744602

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