Legal Counsel & Compliance Advisor (100%)



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Legal Counsel & Compliance Advisor (100%)
Our client is a successful international Asset Manager focused on Event Driven and Credit trading strategies and with approx USD 2billion under management. To reinforce their Legal and Compliance team, we are looking for an ambitioned and qualified Legal Counsel & Compliance Advisor. The office is located downtown Zurich, with high potential for further growth.

Our client is a successful international Asset Manager focused on Event Driven and Credit trading strategies and with approx USD 2billion under management. To reinforce their Legal and Compliance team, we are looking for an ambitioned and qualified Legal Counsel & Compliance Advisor. The office is located downtown Zurich, with high potential for further growth.

Description

  • A challenging role as a Legal Counsel & Compliance Advisor for the Zurich based portfolio manager with responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters
  • You have the opportunity to give input and advise on a broad range of new products and new business initiatives, individual transactions and supervisory and governance structures with a focus on fund products, investments, transactions and business strategy projects
  • Involvement in respect of all international legal aspects of investment transactions undertaken by the firm managed funds and mandates
  • Preparing and negotiating of the relevant agreements and internal directives under Swiss, European and common law jurisdictions and coordination of local and international law firms
  • Advising on the legal and governance framework for the business units within a regulated environment (FINMA etc.)
  • Execution of internal controls in the legal and compliance areas
  • Perform legal due diligence in connection with investments and other global investment vehicles
  • Regular coordination with the in-house Compliance and Investment teams
  • Support in ad-hoc clarifications and special projects
  • The possibility to closely and directly interact with senior management functions
  • An exciting challenge within a highly motivated team in a dynamic and evolving environment working with a welcoming international team of experienced and professional experts

Profile

  • Law degree; bar admission or additional education (“LLM”) is an advantage
  • 3 – 4 years of proven experience as a lawyer in asset management or in law firm with a financial service focus
  • Knowledge of the scope and concept of the current legal and regulatory developments concerning the asset management industry
  • You are well organized, have very good analytical and coordination skills and are able to align with tight deadlines whilst balancing multiple complex situations in order to deliver on time with a high level of integrity, sense of urgency, attention to detail and quality standards
  • Structured, dedicated way of working, motivated to initiate and drive projects and matters forward to resolution, able to work autonomously yet being a collaborative colleague
  • Business proficiency in English and German with the ability to prepare and work on documents in both languages
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, which help you to quickly identify client needs and legal / regulatory risks and develop solutions
  • Quick perception, proactivity and precise working methods
  • A high degree of motivation, assertiveness and independence
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team to achieve common goals

Job Offer

Do you believe you have the right skillset for this challenging opportunity joining a team based in the heart of Zurich? Do not hesitate to contact us for a discussion.

Michael Page Switzerland
Fabian Buesser






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