Mid-level Investment Funds Lawyer, Banking Sector

Mid-level Investment Funds Lawyer, Banking Sector
Region: Luxembourg
Required experience: None
Environment: Company
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

Nomura Group is one of the world’s leading financial services groups present worldwide. Playing a significant role in all the key markets around the globe, the Group offers a full range of financial services, including securities brokerage, trading, investment banking, assets management and venture capital. 

Nomura Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. is a subsidiary of Nomura Europe Holdings PLC, London. Our Luxembourg’s office was incorporated as a Bank on February 2, 1990. Since then, we have proven to be one of the most dynamic Fund Administrators within the Luxembourg financial market administering a wide range of products including public and private placement funds (both corporate and contractual), trusts and special purpose companies, using a complete range of investment strategies.

Department overview:

The Fund Legal Department is primarily responsible for the legal work in relation to the set-up, restructuring and liquidation of investment funds (chiefly domiciled in the Cayman Islands) administered by Nomura Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. (“NBL”). The Fund Legal Department is also in charge of company secretarial tasks for the Cayman Islands-domiciled subsidiaries of NBL as well as monitoring of the legislations and regulations applicable to our business activities.

In order to support the department, we are looking for a Mid-level Investment Funds Lawyer on a permanent contract

Your main tasks will be:

  • Drafting legal documents for investment fund set-up, restructuring and liquidation in co-ordination with promoters, investment managers, other stakeholders and external lawyers
  • Performing all necessary activities in relation to the above including, but not limited to meeting participation, conference calls, review and execution of legal documents
  • Communication and coordination with various departments within NBL 
  • Safekeeping of original documents and database maintenance
  • Company secretary functions for the Cayman subsidiaries of NBL
  • Monitoring and assessing the impacts of the updates of the relevant laws and regulations

Job requirements:

  • Studies in Law (preferably in Luxembourg/European and/or in a UK/common law jurisdiction). Bar admission is a plus
  • Relevant fund legal experience as a law firm lawyer or as an in-house counsel at a financial institution 
  • Familiarity with financial regulations applicable in Luxembourg/Europe/Cayman Islands. 
  • Willingness to learn offshore fund business with Japanese clients. 
  • Good understanding of investment fund regulations, structures and procedures for set-ups / restructuring, especially in relation to Cayman Islands- and Luxembourg-domiciled funds
  • General knowledge of company secretary functions for investment funds’ trustee company and management company and/or for credit institutions
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. French is a plus 
  • Good legal drafting and analytical skills; attention to details
  • Sound judgment in compliance with laws and regulations as well as common sense and commercial reasonability 
  • Responsiveness with regard to the assigned daily work and to various external and internal requests and inquiries
  • Self-starter with stress resilience and hands-on approach 
  • Good communication skills, open-mindedness, and flexibility to adapt to an international and multicultural office environment

Please be aware that in accordance with the law of July 23, 2016, the selected candidate will be requested to provide a criminal record (section 3)

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