On behalf of one of our clients, an asset manager based near Lausanne, we are seeking a Legal Counsel , who will report to the Chief Compliance Officer.
Review and negotiate legal agreements (including documentation relating to alternative investments and hedge funds, private equity and direct investments and ISDAs);
Prepare and review NDAs and other commercial agreements (such as IT-related agreements or contracts relating to the management of office premises);
Liaise with and manage external legal counsel;
Provide support to the legal and compliance team;
Provide corporate secretary and corporate governance support;
Collaborate with Middle Office and Back Office teams to address ongoing administrative tasks and documentation requirements arising in connection with transactions and investments;
Maintain and update the internal database of template documentation and transaction / investment documentation.
Develop and monitor procedures for contracts.
Qualified lawyer or equivalent professional experience;
At least 5 years’ experience in a legal role preferably in the finance industry, particularly under Swiss and EU laws;
Relevant experience in corporate / commercial law;
Fluency in English (primary language for this role), advanced level of French desirable;
Analytical skills and excellent attention to detail;
Good understanding of all asset classes (PE, HF, liquid assets) is a plus;
Exposure to compliance is a plus.