Head of Legal

Join our client, a prestigious financial firm in Luxembourg and play a crucial role in the legal department.
Our client is looking for a Head of Legal with expertise in fund law, offering you the chance to lead a dedicated team, manage complex legal tasks, and advise on critical matters.
If you have a law degree, 8+ years of relevant experience, excellent communication skills, and a pragmatic approach, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a thriving medium-sized organisation.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal guidance and support to the management of an asset management entity in Luxembourg;
  • Handle a wide range of legal, regulatory, contractual, and corporate matters related to investment management activities;
  • Lead and oversee the fund formation and maintenance processes, from incorporation to liquidation.
  • Manage a team of 4 legal officers within the Legal department;
  • Participate in discussions to determine the most suitable structure for specific fund projects;
  • Draft and review legal documentation for managed funds, including amendments;
  • Review the delegation of investment management or advisory functions;
  • Negotiate service agreements with relevant service providers such as depositaries and central administration agents;
  • Collaborate with external legal counsels;
  • Coordinate with the Luxembourg regulator (CSSF) to secure necessary regulatory approvals.
  • Assist in the establishment, modification, and liquidation of investment funds and handle statutory filings.
Legal Support:
  • Work closely with various business units and departments, providing legal advice and support on legal, regulatory, contractual, and corporate matters;
  • Interpret legal and regulatory requirements relevant to the business;
  • Advise the management on the latest legal and regulatory developments.
Committee Participation:
  • Serve as a member of the Management Committee of the Luxembourg entity;
  • Actively engage in cross-border topics and collaborate with other Legal Teams within the Group.
ESG and Distribution Support:
  • Actively support ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives and Cross-Border Distribution working groups and projects.

Your profile

  • Degree in law;
  • At least 8 years of experience in fund law gained either in a Luxembourg law firm or another management entity;
  • Interest and motivation to work in a fast-growing, medium-size entity;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (you are both a leader and a team player);
  • Ability to manage files independently on a day-to-day basis but with proper escalation to the head of department;
  • Excellent legal and technical language skills in English (German and/or French would be an asset);
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to give pragmatic advice;
  • Accuracy, confidentiality, and punctuality;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage effectively multiple and complex tasks.


Our client offers a permanent contract.

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