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Transaction Legal Senior Counsel / Expert

Business Department:  Investment Services

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 135 billion in assets under management and more than 1,800 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

We are seeking a senior legal counsel / expert to join the Transaction Legal team at the Partners Group Headquarter in Zug, Switzerland. Candidates should have substantive experience with cross-border corporate transactions and investments and working with international teams.

The Transaction Legal team (TRLE) provides legal and policy advice and transaction expertise to Partners Group’s investment teams worldwide while protecting the interests and reputation of Partners Group. Members of TRLE are involved in all high risk and Partners Group-specific matters relating to transactions and have a wide range of additional responsibilities across the firm. The role of TRLE is dynamic and continues to evolve as Partners Group further develops its businesses in response to the requirements of its clients.



  • Legal advisor to the investment committees and investment teams — TRLE acts as an internal legal advisor on high risk and Partners Group-specific matters, including matters outside of the transaction context. The judgment and experience of TRLE members are required to identify, consider and help mitigate legal and reputational risks, including through conflicts analysis. TRLE members are frequently asked to provide advice and answer questions or to become involved in resolving issues, often in difficult situations involving time pressure and transaction sensitivity. TRLE does not replace external counsel on transactions, but manages the relationship with Partners Group’s panel law firms
  • Development of policies, group procedures and training — TRLE plays a crucial role in responding to regulatory developments and advising on Partners Group procedures, policy development and implementation, training and firm-wide initiatives
  • Strategic projects — TRLE assists in developing new investment strategies and transactional structures by advising on applicable law, assessing legal and regulatory risks, resolving relevant legal and policy issues, assisting in coordinating appropriate areas within Partners Group and liaising with external counsel and regulators
  • Portfolio companies — TRLE members are regularly involved in assisting portfolio companies on specific legal and reputational matters


What we expect
  • European-qualified attorney with 8 – 12 years PQE
  • Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong experience in private M&A / private equity transactions and related law and practice
  • Relevant post-qualification experience either with a reputable law firm and / or as in-house counsel with a major investment house
  • Fluent English language capability and professional working capability in at least one more European language


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
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities
  • 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.

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