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Commercial Legal Counsel

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Job Summary

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Permanent
  • BBBH782626
  • Sep 03, 2021
  • €90k - €120k
Job Description

This is an opportunity to help an industry-leading, long-established UK business expand its European operations. The role holder will undertake a variety of work in many different jurisdictions.

This is an opportunity to help an industry-leading, long-established UK business expand its European operations. As the dedicated Legal Counsel in Dublin, the role holder will undertake a wide variety of work operating in many different jurisdictions.

Candidates may already be working in investment management or alternatively, this is an exciting opportunity to transfer more general skills into the industry with the full support of our highly experienced Legal team. They'll also enjoy excellent personal development through the firm's cross-discipline team approach that enables a deeper understanding of projects and challenges.

The company is a unique, large-scale investment firm wholly owned by 47 partners, with assets under management of over £320bn with over 1,400 permanent employees across 13 countries.

The partnership structure allows the Company to create a culture for success and development, where personal and professional fulfilment, work-life balance and happiness matter.

The role

As the Dublin team drives the growth of the business European operations whilst also supporting offices in Zurich and Frankfurt. In this newly created role, you will work closely with the senior management team in Ireland and the Legal team in the UK, delivering a wide range of services with a focus on regulatory and fund distribution work. Typical tasks will include:

  • Providing accurate, timely and business focused advice on a wide range of subject matters including the maintenance of regulated fund prospectuses, the preparation of client fee letters and reviewing fund distribution agreements
  • Liaising with external advisors and authorities in Ireland or elsewhere in Europe
  • Carrying out topical research, and providing legal input and advice to projects and business developments such as the opening of new regional offices
  • Assisting with maintenance of departmental precedent documents and checklists, as well as the implementation of projects across the Legal department
  • Attending Company Board Meetings
  • Assisting with horizon scanning and attending relevant events to keep abreast of legal developments and/or changes in regulation that will impact the company and the wider group.


The Company is keen to hear from qualified lawyers with between four to six years' PQE who have experience of the investment management industry or who have some corporate/banking experience and are interested in transferring their skills. They'll bring a commercial outlook and ideally knowledge of financial services regulations, along with the communication skills to successfully build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of our global business. Technical competence and high levels of accuracy go without saying, as well as the adaptability to be an effective part of a small, client-focused team. Candidates should also be comfortable working remotely from the main Legal team, using robust thinking and judgement to increasingly work autonomously.

The Company offer a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes a generous pension allowance, life assurance, and annual bonus. The Company also has an equal parental leave policy, that entitles all employees to 52 weeks' leave regardless of gender or length of service. Staff receive full pay for the first 26 weeks and half pay for a further 13 weeks.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, all employees are currently working from home. As these restrictions lift, they anticipate offering staff a blend of home and office working.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

John Cronin
  • Senior Consultant | Legal Recruitment
  • 353 (0) 1 4485631