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03/12 Aparna Jain
Director at Connexio Search

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Legal Counsel - Global Fund - LLB (10-15 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 771417

Our client is a multi-billion-dollar global fund that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including corporate and traded credit, real estate, mortgages, financial services, real assets and infrastructure. With a decades old history, the firm employs over 300 people globally with offices across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Summary of Responsibilities :

Transactional Activities :

- Provide legal advice and support for Indian investment activities

- Partner with Investment Professionals and external legal counsel to ensure the firm's legal transactional product is of high quality, thorough and timely and that the interests of the firm and its investors are appropriately protected

- Work with Investment Professionals and Business Professionals to develop and maintain investment structures that optimize returns whilst managing legal risks and execute transactions

- Coordinate with the Chief Counsel - Global Investments and Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific to address material legal issues and ensure that investments comply with the parameters of the firm's funds

- Manage and coordinate external legal counsel

- Triage legal work associated with Indian investment activities and appropriately elevate material legal risks

- Keep informed of industry-specific Indian regulations to ensure compliance and appropriate risk management strategies are in place

- Analyze legal and regulatory issues for their impact on specific Indian investments, investment strategies and investment vehicles

Additional Responsibilities :

- In collaboration with the firm's compliance professionals, provide legal advice and oversight for Indian investment vehicles, regulatory matters and anti-money laundering/anti-bribery compliance

- Coordinate with the firm's Corporate Secretary to prepare, review and maintain corporate books and records for the firm's Indian entities and facilitate board processes and meetings

- Anticipate and guard against legal and regulatory risks facing the firm's India business

- In coordination with the Chief Counsel - Global Investments and the firm's compliance professionals, serve as a contact with Indian regulators with respect to examinations, investigations, and data requests

- Develop and maintain strong relationships within the Indian regulatory risk management community, industry experts and the broader investment adviser community

- Assume additional responsibilities as requested

Qualifications :

- Law degree and legal license in good standing to practice in India

- Significant (10+ years) in a corporate legal department or major law firm

- Significant financial services experience with a strong knowledge of corporate, securities and commercial law.

- Restructuring/bankruptcy experience is preferred but not required

- Advanced understanding of regulations relating to investment advisors, foreign investment into India and Indian financial services matters and global ethical conduct standards

- Experience with Indian financial services regulators including RBI and SEBI

The successful candidate will have :

- Ability to provide solid commercial advice and consultation and proactively arrive at practical solutions

- Ability to effectively multi-task and appropriately prioritize competing demands in a fluid environment

- Strong communication, analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills and judgment

- Ability to delegate effectively and manage the work of others (including external counsel) using a collaborative approach

- Ability to read and interpret complex regulations and apply them to the firm and explain complex transactional matters to non-legal personnel

- Relationship skills for working with all levels of the global organization, advisors, counter-parties and regulators

- Personal characteristics of self-confidence, resourcefulness, initiative, detail orientation, self-motivation, discipline, willingness to assume responsibility for decisions and the ability to deal effectively with people in a variety of relationships and situations

- Fluency in English

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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