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Legal Counsel, Associate - Private Equity

Business Department: 

New York, US

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors. We have USD 91 billion in assets under management and more than 1,300 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

You will support Partners Group's investment professionals in all legal matters in their investment process. Your main responsibility will be to manage the legal and investment structuring aspects of various investment processes across private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt including negotiating transaction documents and instructing and liaising with external counsel in various jurisdictions.


  • Legal negotiations and investment structuring support for investment professionals in New York, Denver, Houston and Sao Paulo in their investment efforts;
  • Negotiate terms of transaction documents across Partners Group's business lines in conjunction with the lead investment professionals (e.g. share purchase agreements and shareholders documents, limited partnership agreements);
  • Instruct and manage external counsel, review and discuss their advice;
  • Support/instruction of various departments in connection with the execution of transaction documents and closing of transactions;
  • Over time become responsible for the management of all legal aspects of the transactions including investment structuring;
  • Develop and implement projects in order to increase efficiency across the team and firm;
  • Support other teams (including, but not limited to, tax, structuring, compliance, client solutions and general counsel's office) on an ad-hoc basis.
What we expect
  • Top academic credentials in law; an additional business administration and/or finance degree is a plus;
  • 2-4 years post-qualification experience in fund investments, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, or other business law categories;
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Entrepreneurial mind set and proactive, solution-oriented mentality;
  • Strong desire to learn and succeed;
  • Proficiency in English and a second language, in particular Spanish,  being a strong plus;
  • Clear career vision: understanding of the firm’s business and industry.


What we offer

Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded.  We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:

  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Competitive benefits and wellness package, including medical, dental and vision coverage with employee premiums paid by the Company and subsidized for any dependents
  • 401k (Roth and pre-tax options) with company match
  • 25 vacation days and 12 holidays annually
  • One month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Company paid life and disability insurance
  • Competitive compensation package, including performance based annual incentives
  • Education assistance program
  • Lunch stipend
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities

Make an impact on the organization by taking a lead role in the growth of our US business.  Our working environment is humble, inclusive and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.

At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives.jef



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