Legal Counsel - Funds

Location: Seoul
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 74965
Practice Area: Legal Inhouse - Financial Services

Brief: 

This is a Senior Legal Counsel role based in Seoul. The role will support the asset management business in Korea. It is expected this hire will provide legal support to investment matters for institutional funds as well as some retail / mutual funds

Responsibilities :

  • Advising and supporting management and business by offering active and competent support on all asset management work
  • Reviewing and/or preparing fund documents
  • Reviewing internal policies and assisting with the implementation thereof
  • Advising on legal and regulatory issues
  • Assisting in pre-action/litigation matters
  • Monitoring and controlling legal risk
  • Liaising with external service providers (e.g. law firms, administrators, custodians)
  • Assisting in such projects as are assigned from time to time

Requirements:

  • US OR Korean qualified lawyer, ideally with 8+ years post-qualification experience gained from sizable financial institution or a top-tier law firm
  • Broad knowledge of legal and regulatory requirement on funds will be preferred
  • Sound knowledge of asset management related documentation
  • Some knowledge of asset management operation processes
  • Able to interact closely with the business teams, middle office and back-office teams, and with affiliates of the group
  • Strong commercial acumen and be able to negotiate with counterparties in protecting the company’s interest
  • Willing to work overtime when needed
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English, and Korean