Legg Mason

  • Sr. Legal Counsel - Alternatives

    Job Locations GB-London
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  • Position Overview

    Legg Mason is seeking an experienced solicitor to join our legal team. Expertise in alternatives fund development, maintenance, and restructuring, including AIFMD, is highly desired. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will be part of a global team dedicated to providing exceptional counsel to your partners across the organisation. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide consultative business focused pragmatic counsel to subsidiaries engaging in asset management business in the EMEA region: segregated account management, trading, trade support/ back-office issues and general contractual, corporate and governance matters.
    • Provide advice to affiliates and business partners on all aspects relating to cross border fund launches (Ireland and Luxembourg), re-organisation and maintenance including associated compliance and marketing guidance.
    • Oversee review, draft and negotiation of distribution agreements for Irish, Luxembourg and UK mutual funds for private placement and public offer selling on multi-jurisdictional basis.
    • Work closely with local marketing, sales and product development and management teams as well as portfolio managers, financial controllers, compliance unit and in-house and third-party fund administrators within the fund business.


    • Qualified lawyer with demonstrable experience gained in asset management industry, either via in-house or private practice experience
    • Can demonstrate experience of coaching and mentoring legal counsel colleagues.
    • Able to demonstrate pragmatic solutions based counsel and strong relationship building skills to maintain credibility with the business.
    • Ideally proficient in another European language and/or experience of cross border/ multi jurisdictional work.
    • Specific experience in fund maintenance and restructuring, including familiarity with fund documentation, AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID and other applicable laws/regulations.
    • Specific experience in fund distribution work (ideally pan-European) and familiarity with mainstream European public offer systems and with forms of distribution agreements.
    • Excellent research, problem solving and influencing skills with the ability to recommend and “sell” sound pragmatic solutions.
    • Exceptional client service skills.

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial centre across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and annual discretionary bonus (dependant on company and individual performance).  A comprehensive benefits package including: medical insurance, dental insurance, pension and much more.  


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