Role: Legal Counsel - Fund Solutions
Team: UK Legal
UK Legal, the GC and Head of legal, the Fund Solutions business and all business units mentioned below and all internal stakeholders (including but not limited to UK legal credit, compliance, finance, tax, operations and risk).
UK legal comprises a team of high performing and strategically connected legal team of business enablers who partner with the client segment groups take One Investec to our clients.
What does the Fund Solutions team at Investec do?
The Fund Solutions team at Investec provides bespoke financing solutions to funds and their managers. With decades of experience the team is recognised as a market leader in the industry. We draw on our deep expertise to create tailored financing solutions for clients, across all stages of the fund life cycle and capital structure.Investec is a specialist bank, serving a select client base in its two home markets of the UK and South Africa and globally. Our culture gives us our edge: we look for those with entrepreneurial thinking, and give them the freedom to share fresh ideas and build real relationships.
What does the role involve?
You will be a Solicitor in the UK Legal Team at Investec Bank plc with primary focus supporting the Fund Solutions offering. You will also be required to provide legal support to UK Legal Team's other lending desks as needed. In particular you will perform the following key functions:• You will be involved in the preparation, negotiation and execution of all transaction documentation for the Fund Solutions business (including term sheets, facility agreements, security agreements and all related documentation). You will review and comment on legal due diligence reports and take/recommend appropriate action/mitigation steps.• You will ensure that legal documentation entered into by the Bank is appropriate for the transaction. You will manage external counsel where necessary, identify legal risks and ensure the transaction reflects the Bank's risk appetite and complies with our internal credit approvals and policies from time to time.• You will build strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders including our clients, external banks, external counsel, team members and business support functions, to ensure seamless transaction execution and management of legal risk.• You may be called on to assist in the structuring of transactions and the documenting of credit and investment proposals as required including reviewing fund documentation as part of a preliminary deal assessment process.• You will provide support and legal advice in respect of the financing channels of the Fund Solutions business, including managing and coordinating documentation and transaction processes involving other banks and other market participants.• You will be an active member of the legal team including attending legal team meetings, training sessions and other legal team requirements.
What kind of skills and attributes are we looking for?
• You will be a qualified lawyer with 1-4 years PQE gained in the banking and finance team at a leading UK or US law firm (previous in house experience would be beneficial but not essential). You will have the right to be employed in the UK.• You will have substantial experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of banking and finance documents, including LMA based finance documents. Relevant experience working on fund finance transactions will be viewed favourably.• You will have excellent organisational and prioritising skills with the ability to manage multiple work demands. You will show stamina and resilience under pressure.• You will have a solid understanding of the drivers of profitability and an interest in developing a broader understanding of commercial issues relevant to the Fund Solutions business and wider Bank.• You will be able to establish strong working relationships with your colleagues with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. You will embrace our philosophy of treating customers fairly.• You will have empathy and will help to foster a diverse and inclusive team and workplace.
Research shows that some candidates especially females can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!
**We are open to conversations about flexible working so please ask**
Could your career thrive in this setting? Could you see yourself making an impact? If this is the career opportunity you've been waiting for please apply today or contact us for more information.
As an Out of the Ordinary bank, we have a family-oriented culture and we genuinely care about our people. We work really hard to create a fun, collaborative and learning environment - so expect lots of team activities, as well as plenty of support for training, mentoring and coaching