Corporate Lawyer

Corporate Lawyer
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 30 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 155 countries. 

For more than 75 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for a qualified candidate to join our Manco FTIS in Luxembourg.

What is the Business Unit responsible for?

Franklin Real Asset Advisors (FRAA) is a dedicated platform within Franklin Templeton Alternatives specializing in real estate and infrastructure investments. Established in 1984, they manage a range of private real estate investments via funds and separate account mandates. FT Alternatives’ legal headquarters is based in New York and supported by the FRAA investment teams in London and Luxembourg.

FRAA is searching for a talented corporate lawyer, to join its Luxembourg team. Said lawyer will be working predominantly for the Franklin Templeton Social Infrastructure Fund, S.C.A. SICAV-SIF (the “Fund”). A discretionary core open-ended fund launched by FRAA in 2018. The Fund actively invests in civic, justice and emergency, educational, healthcare and housing assets in Europe and the United Kingdom. The Fund has a dual-return strategy in that, in addition to investing in long term income producing assets it has an environmental and social impact agenda (in line with 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). The Fund seeks to invest in initiatives with its tenants to improve the sustainability of the buildings they occupy as well as social initiatives that improve the lives of the workers and people visiting the buildings.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Corporate Lawyer?

FRAA is looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic corporate lawyer, to be based in Luxembourg. Said lawyer will be responsible for all regulatory matters relating to the investment activities of FRAA, assisting with the setup of investment vehicles, on-boarding, and daily legal administration. Ideally you will also have knowledge of real estate or alternative asset investments and understand the challenges presented by investing in direct real estate across Europe.

You will work closely with the investment team in London, supporting and reporting to FRAA's London based Head of Legal (Rebecca Little).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the set-up of SPVs and related corporate work
  • Drafting, revising and/or cross-checking fund documentation such as circular resolutions, notices to shareholders, prospectuses, articles of incorporation, PoAs etc.
  • Carrying out corporate secretarial work for SPVs such as: coordinating board and shareholder meetings/ resolutions, preparing agenda, and presenting documentation/actions to be approved, and monitoring approvals
  • Appointing and replacing directors and other third-party service providers
  • Following legal and regulatory developments to advise FRAA on actions required to comply with local and European obligations
  • Coordinating the administration of the corporate legal documentation (e.g., execution, record keeping, legalization, apostille, etc.)
  • Maintaining fund structure chart and legal factbook
  • Preparing intercompany finance agreements/loan documentation involving the SPVs (such as interest-bearing loans, contribution agreements, profit participating loan agreements)
  • Drafting and negotiating NDAs, engagement letters and other legal agreements governed by Luxembourg law (in English).

What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

The successful candidate will ideally possess:

  • You hold a qualifying law degree and have been sworn in, to practice as a lawyer in Luxembourg
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant post-qualified work experience acquired in an international multilingual environment (experience in a law firm would be an advantage)
  • You have strong knowledge of Luxembourg company law and the investment funds regulatory framework in Luxembourg
  • You have a good understanding of the structuring of private real estate funds across Europe with the ability to work with external legal and tax providers on company setup, tax structuring and other matters
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • You are proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • You are motivated, rigorous, well organized, and detail-oriented
  • You can multitask and/or prioritize tasks for meeting deadlines
  • You are reliable and driven to help and contribute to the team
  • You are flexible, highly proactive and able to work independently

What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results. Highlights of our benefits include - contributory pension scheme, private healthcare plan, PHI, life insurance, Employee Stock Investment Program, incentive plans, purchase of company funds with no sales charge, educational reimbursement and on-site training.

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.

Franklin Templeton values diversity in its workforce and welcomes employees from different backgrounds, generations, capabilities, cultural identification, sexual orientations, and gender expression, in addition to other attributes that contribute to a truly diverse and inclusive community.  As part of this in Luxembourg we’re member of the Diversity Charter Luxembourg since 2018.

If you have a flexible working arrangement within your current role – or are seeking a flexible working pattern - please let us know so we can consider this during the hiring process.  Applications from Returners – individuals who have taken a period of time out of work - are also encouraged. This is part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need a workplace arrangement to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to In your email, please include the arrangement you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. We will review the request and make a best effort to enact the arrangement. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for arrangements will receive a response.

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