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Investment Fund Lawyer (London or Zug, Switzerland)

Business Department:  Client Solutions

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 127 billion in assets under management and more than 1,600 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

For this position, we are looking for an investment fund lawyer in our London, UK or Zug, Switzerland office focusing on commingled fund structures and separate accounts. Partners Group’s structuring team is responsible for developing innovative investment fund structures for institutional and private investors globally. Structuring professionals regularly interact with the firm’s client relationship management, investment and operations teams as well as with clients, external professionals and regulators. Representative projects include, for example, the design, formation and negotiation of customized separate accounts, the establishment of fund vehicles (limited partnerships and other investment funds), the review of regulatory frameworks (AIFMD, MiFID, etc.), and participation in marketing meetings.


Main Responsibilities

  • Efficiently manage complex structuring projects from an operational and project management aspect
  • Lead client conversions for investments in traditional commingled funds (i.e., negotiate terms with client's counsel, draft side letters, etc.)
  • Lead the design, formation and negotiation of customized separate accounts for leading international, institutional investors
  • Draft and/or review documentation relating to a variety of fund structures
  • Assume responsibility and ownership for select funds and separate accounts, including maintenance and related processes and procedures
  • Develop set of skills and general Partners Group know-how, particularly relating to Structuring service catalogue and relevant interfaces with (operational) teams
  • Research legal and regulatory considerations relevant to specific clients, products and jurisdictions
  • Instruct and manage external legal advisors and other service providers


What we expect
  • Qualified lawyer with 4-6 years of relevant work experience at a top law firm, bank or asset manager (preferably focused on private markets investments)
  • In depth knowledge of AIFMD, MiFID and Solvency II all in relation to investment funds
  • Experience with evergreen funds, distribution arrangements, ELTIFs, securitized vehicles and other innovative structures preferable
  • Self-motivated and proactive individual with strong desire to learn and succeed
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and project management skills to manage multiple projects at any one time
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex topics with both internal and external parties


What we offer

  • Career opportunity in a global, fast-paced & dynamic and client-oriented environment
  • Opportunity to learn the business from some of the world’s leading private market specialists
  • Growth-oriented entrepreneurial culture with significant development opportunities
  • International working environment
  • Competitive salary with performance-related compensation model



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