Legal Counsel, Funds Legal Traditional

Legal Counsel, Funds Legal Traditional
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS; Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft, Union de Banques Suisses, Unione di Banche Svizzere) was created in 1912 by the merger of two regional banks: Toggenburger Bank, founded in 1863, and Bank in Winterthur (1862). * UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. * In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking. * With headquarters in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS operates in over 50 countries and from all major international centers. * UBS employs more than 80,000 people.


Your role

Are you interested in launching investment funds for one of the world’s largest asset managers? Do you have expertise in advising the management companies of EU funds on a wide range of legal issues and practical experience drafting fund documents?

We're looking for Legal counsel to:

  • provide expert legal advice and guidance on fund management related questions (UCITS / AIFs / SFDR)
  • draft legal documents in English (e.g. prospectus, agreements, notices, board resolutions/minutes, EGMs, mergers, management regulations, articles of incorporation)
  • prepare submissions to regulators, arrange filings and act as point of contact to regulators
  • collaborate with senior colleagues within Legal and our businesses / negotiate with third partie
  • provide expert in house counsel on corporate law questions
  • research, and advise on all manner of legal and regulatory questions
  • analyze the impact that new regulations may have on business and clients
  • stay up to date with fund regulatory developments across Europe
  • support our strategic initiatives and projects
  • carry out and co-ordinate administrative tasks

Your Career Comeback

We are open to applications from career returners. Find out more about our program on ubs.com/careercomeback.

Your team

You'll be working in the Funds Legal Traditional team (EMEA & Switzerland) assisting UBS with the legal and regulatory obligations related to the funds they manage. We’re responsible for advising colleagues in UBS Asset Management which is a leading fund house in Europe, the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland and one of the largest fund of hedge funds and real estate investment managers in the world with over USD 1 trillion in invested assets. We also advise colleagues in the product development and management team of Global Wealth Management.

Your expertise

  • university degree in Law
  • in-depth knowledge of Luxembourg/EU fund regulation and corporate law requirements
  • at least 5-6 years' experience in the finance sector
  • proven skills in drafting legal documents in English
  • strong written and verbal communicator in English
  • known for hitting deadlines with good judgment and common sense
  • focused on detail and organized
  • highly responsive and responsible
  • team player who is curious to learn, takes initiative and keen to help
  • comfortable working in a dynamic environment and handling multiple tasks
  • result-oriented and assertive (you don’t shy away from challenging situations)
  • happy to carry out administrative tasks alongside complex legal work

About us

UBS is the world’s largest and only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors.

With more than 70,000 employees, we have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us

At UBS, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.

From gaining new experiences in different roles to acquiring fresh knowledge and skills, we know that great work is never done alone. We know that it's our people, with their unique backgrounds, skills, experience levels and interests, who drive our ongoing success. Together we’re more than ourselves. Ready to be part of #teamUBS and make an impact?

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

When applying for this role, please note that additional background checks may be carried out and an original of your criminal record may be requested.

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