Legal Officer

  • Posted: 14/03/2023
  • Salary: N/A
  • Location: Basel, , Switzerland
  • Job Type: Permanent/Fixed Term

JCW are currently working with a leading sustainable private bank, who are looking for a Legal Officer to join their team.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsibility for fund documentation covering the full life cycle of funds under Swiss and Luxembourg Law: prepare and execute fund launches, fund prospectus/fund contract revisions, mergers and liquidations. 
  • Responsibility for adjustments to legal fund structures in the event of regulatory or factual changes as well as Initiation of and oversight on fund registration and distribution.
  • Close cooperation with FINMA, external service providers as well as related oversight responsibility; handling of notifications, applications and queries from FINMA.
  • Manage and further develop the Compliance oversight framework on the Swiss Management Company, and perform Swiss regulatory watch.
  • Prepare, negotiate and maintain all relevant contracts related to the Swiss funds and the Swiss Management Company and prepare corporate documentation.
  • Support or lead internal projects, process management and/or fund product initiatives.
  • General point of contact internally and with external stakeholders for legal issues.

Your profile

  • University degree in law, economics or equivalent. 
  • At least five years of working experience in the fund industry.
  • Strong analytical skills and mind set with the ability to work thoroughly, flexible and independently.
  • Team player willing to take full ownership of his/her tasks and area of responsibility.
  • Solution oriented with a pragmatic approach and readiness to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Very good command of English, German and French.
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