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Legal Advisor M/F


Vacancy details

General information

Entity

Amundi is Europe's largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 101 globally. It manages 1.476 trillion2 euros of assets across six main investment hubs3. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Clients also have access to a complete set of services and tools. Headquartered in Paris, Amundi was listed in November 2015.
Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 4,500 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

1 Source IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2018 and based on AUM as of end December 2017
2 Amundi figures as of March 31, 2018
3 Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo   

Reference number

2018-34546  

Publication date

29/10/2018

Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Expected start date

01/12/2018

Management position

No

Job summary

The legal department has the following main mission:

  • Ensure the creation/monitoring of investment funds, by putting in place the legal documentation and obtaining the required authorizations, in consideration of regulations and operational requirements;
  • develop and maintain a state of registration of the range of investment funds, in the different marketing countries;
  • Write and administer contracts related to investment funds;
  • Cooperate on cross-border and international issues with other lawyers in the Legal Business Line;
  • Participate in legal assistance according to the internal 
     

Main tasks

Creation and monitoring of UCIs, implementation of draft amendments, registration with foreign authorities, regulatory follow-up:

• preparation/drafting/modification/revision of legal documents relating to investment funds, (creation of the SICAV / sub-funds / funds, merger, liquidation, change of policy , commission, etc.), taking into account the operational needs and regulations applicable at both the country of origin and the future marketing countries

• monitoring of files submitted to the Luxembourg supervisory authorities with a view to obtaining the required approvals

• Active participation in the operational start of the events, in contact and collaboration with the operational services, if necessary the other legal services of the group, and the providers concerned

• Establishment and follow-up of initial or subsequent files relating to an application for marketing authorization to foreign authorities

Drafting and administration of contracts

• Drafting/negotiation of agreements in line with the Group's standards, the legal and organizational specificities of the client (if applicable) and the Luxembourg or local regulations relating thereto
• Participation in the qualitative evolution of contract models in relation with other lawyers in the Legal Business Line.
 

General assistance
• Conduct of legal studies/contribution to projects carried out in response to internal needs or customer files (extension of authorized fields of activity approved by the authorities, calls for tenders, commercial proposals, review of commercial documentation, etc.)
• Follow-up of disputes or incidents, in liaison with specialized internal legal and operational teams/mandated law firms
• Development and updating of procedures.
• Contribution to the social life of the funds: AGE, AGO, resolution of the council, contact with auditors, revision of reports, LFR, etc.
• Management of procedures and services related to the listing of funds in Luxembourg
• Assistance in finding practical solutions to legal risks related to the company's activities
• Contribution to the awareness of the operational staff of the legislative and regulatory provisions applicable to fixtures and conventions, as well as their evolutions
• Follow-up of the regulatory watch and study of foreign regulations for analysis of local conditions and constraints

 

 

 

Job location

Geographical area

Europe, Luxembourg

City

Luxembourg

Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

• Bac + 4/5 training in law (business law, private law)

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years

Experience

• At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar function within the investment fund industry
• Good knowledge in Contract law, Corporate law, Commercial law
• Knowledge of financial instruments and investment services

Required skills

- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize workflow while adhering to strict deadlines and excellent work and accuracy
- Curiosity and taste for investigation and monitoring
- Analytical with synthesis capacity
- Strong technical and writing skills to make comprehensible and intelligible texts of law to non-lawyers
- Strength of argumentation and conviction
- Strong team player with the ability to work autonomously
- Good knowledge of computer tools (Word, Excel, Notes, Power Point)

Technical skills required

SPECIFICITIES
Strong economic and financial dimension inherent to the characteristics of investment products in a marked international environment.

Languages

Fluent in written and spoken English and French. German/Spanish would be an asset