Structuring Lead (Investment fund lawyer)


Zug, CH

We are one of the largest global private markets investment managers, serving over 800 institutional investors worldwide. We have USD 147 billion in assets under management and more than 1900 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. Partners Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity.

What it's about


For this position, we are looking for an investment fund lawyer/lead in our 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 a legal, regulatory, 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 7+ 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 different fund structures, 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
  • Knowledge of global fund jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, Delaware and Cayman Islands, and fund structures for private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure which may include limited partnerships, LLCs, corporate entities, trusts, REITs, rated note funds, etc
  • Knowledgeable about the Advisers Act and other US fund regulations
  • Able to consider varying tax considerations in determining appropriate fund structures
  • Able to manage external counsel and meet ambitious fund formation timelines
  • Proficient in reviewing and signing off on legal documents for more junior professionals
  • Ability to work with a successful sales team on new fund strategies


What we offer


Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, place, 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 your growth:


  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Entrepreneurial culture offering opportunity to learn the business from some of the world’s leading private market specialists
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Education assistance program
  • Competitive salary with performance-oriented compensation model.
  • Lunch allowance
  • One-month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities


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. Our working environment is humble, inclusive, and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.

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