Lawyer/ Legal Counsel - Funds & Asset Management

Greenfields Executive Recruitment and Search

We are seeking an investment management/financial services lawyer to join Investment Management's Legal team based in Sydney.

  • Financial Services, Investment Management, Asset Management, Funds
  • Global Asset Management In-House Legal Counsel
  • 7 - 15 Years PQE Lawyer
About the Role

The in-house legal team is integrated with the business and you will be involved in transactions, across a broad range of asset classes including cash, fixed interest and equities that are offered in both Australian and international markets. As In-House Legal Counsel, you will have direct interaction with portfolio managers, investment specialists, operations, client service, marketing and distribution professionals.

This role will be based in Sydney, but the Legal team also works closely with the regional Legal teams based in London, Luxembourg, Vienna and Philadelphia.  We are seeking an investment management/financial services Lawyer to join Investment Management’s Legal team based in Sydney. 
  • advice on structuring new investment products;
  • being a key stakeholder in the establishment, offer document preparation and due diligence process for new investment products;
  • advice on regulatory, distribution and client issues in respect of investment products and services; and
  • negotiating investment management related documentation including investment management agreements and other services agreements.

About You

This diverse role would suit a top tier funds management/financial services lawyer looking to make the move from private practice to in-house or be currently in an in-house legal role.  Key skills, qualifications and experience include:
  • extensive experience in funds management and financial services legal and regulatory work;
  • experience in derivatives would be an advantage but is not essential;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, coupled with the ability to develop strong relationships;
  • a high level of attention to detail and strong organisational skills;
  • the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • a natural inclination to deliver a high standard of work at all times; and
  • enjoying working in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
This represents a great opportunity to work in a collegiate and supportive environment, providing excellent career development opportunities and the chance to work on interesting and innovative transactions.

Please send your resume in MS Word to Catherine Wolfe-Coote -