Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: None
Environment: Company
Contract: Temporary position (Full-time)

Company description

Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. As a privately owned, independent company, investment is our only business. We are driven by the needs of our clients, not by shareholders. Our vision is to deliver innovative client solutions for a better future.

Our people are passionate, engaged, smart and curious, and we give them the independence and the confidence to make a difference. While we take pride in the excellence of our investment solutions and client service, we know we can always do better. We are honest, respectful and make tough calls, challenging the status quo to achieve better outcomes through innovation. Above all else, we always put our clients first.

Please note this is a 1 year Fixed Term Contract.

About your team:

The Product Legal team provide support in relation to all aspects of Fidelity’s fund range and investment products. For the most part, these fund ranges are domiciled in Luxembourg, the UK and Ireland. The team also provides legal advice to senior management on any legal matters or developments which may affect their business.

About your role:

  • Support Fidelity’s product development functions as they relate to products (i.e. UCITS and AIFs) and the registration of the funds abroad (Fidelity’s products are registered in over 30 countries).
  • Provide ongoing legal services, draft and negotiate agreements, provide solutions to various legal queries, help to improve internal procedures in relation to products.
  • Provide legal advice on any product legal matters or developments which may affect their businesses and on group strategic projects (such as fund reshapes).
  • Review new laws and regulations and assess the impact on the relevant Fidelity products and business units, advise on legal and regulatory environment and liaise with external counsel and/or regulators.
  • Represent Fidelity in external meetings and fund associations.
  • Act as a key liaison with other legal teams, company secretariat, compliance, risk and internal audit functions within the group, working with these areas to ensure a joined-up and co-operative approach.
  • Ensure consistency of processes and standards on fund launches, corporate actions (mergers, closures, objective changes, etc.) and registration with regulators.
  • Maintain or organise the maintenance of a know how data base with useful precedents and legal opinions. Help to improve internal procedures and operational processes in relation to product delivery.

About you:

  • Law degree with substantial experience in fund/investment related environments, working at a senior level and in an often unsupervised position.
  • A thorough knowledge of fund structures and the European investment management industry and legislation (UCITS, AIFMD, etc.) is very important.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and can demonstrate confidence and tact when dealing with key stakeholders, board members and senior management.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Project management and strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong delivery focus.
  • Fluent in English. Any other language skills would be an advantage.
  • Pro-active team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Feel rewarded :

For starters, we’ll offer you a comprehensive benefits package. We’ll value your wellbeing and support your development. And we’ll be as flexible as we can about where and when you work – finding a balance that works for all of us. It’s all part of our commitment to making you feel motivated by the work you do and happy to be part of our team. For more about our work, our approach to dynamic working and how you could build your future here, visit

As an international financial services organisation, we are in-scope of international regulations in the way that we carry out our work. This position is involved in work that is regulated by the FCA and/or the PRA and their Individual Conduct Rules (COCON) apply to it, along with any other regulation. We provide training on COCON and how it affects our employees. More information about COCON can be found in the Employment Handbook. 

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