Investment Funds Lawyer

Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Markets and Products
Location: London
The Team

The team is part of the Financial Markets and Products Group at Fieldfisher, which has been a market-leading practice for 25 years. The Group is highly ranked in all the leading directories, including the Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR.  The Group has been described as providing 'faster, more tailored advice than many competitors' and as 'sensible, approachable and commercial'. The Group services an impressive client base, which includes global and second tier investment banks, commercial banks, brokers, asset managers and wholesale markets service providers.

Key Skills & Experience

The team are looking for an individual with experience in closed-ended funds such as private equity, venture capital, credit, infrastructure or real estate funds.

Required Deal Experience:

Must have experience of drafting and/or negotiating all or most of the following:

  • limited partnership agreements
  • side letters
  • subscription documents
  • private placement memoranda
  • AIFM agreements
  • Investment management and advisory agreements
  • administration agreements
  • depositary agreements
  • carried interest partnerships (desirable but not necessary)

Required Legal knowledge:

  • Must have experience of applying AIFMD
  • Experience of MIFID and 'perimeter guidance' (desirable but not necessary)
  • Experience of 'open–ended private funds' like and in the asset management sector (helpful but not necessary)
  • Regulatory experience beyond AIFMD (helpful but not necessary)

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, BelfastBirmingham, BolognaBrussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, LuxembourgManchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017.  We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.