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In-House Lawyer 4 years+ required for Private Investments Office, Hybrid/SW London

Arbuthnot Yon
London (South), London (Greater) (GB)
A competitive base salary, along with an annual discretionary bonus and a solid benefits package
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
AY 10674

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Our client is a private investments office/wealth manager, one that invests for their clients on a long-term basis across both public and private asset classes, offering a truly focused approach to wealth management.

The Founders have successfully built similar businesses before; this an early growth business that is well capitalised and debt-free, and as part of its growth strategy is now looking for a mid-senior level lawyer to join their team.

In this role you will report directly to the Head of Legal and Compliance. This is a key hire and would suit someone looking for a long-term role, giving them the opportunity to grow with the business over the coming years.


What will the role involve?

  • To provide general legal assistance and advice on a variety of legal and regulatory issues (MiFID, AIFMD, UCITS, GDPR) relevant to the business;
  • Negotiate and review of various agreements for the wealth management business i.e. confidentiality agreements, custody agreements, side letters, investment management agreements, advisory agreements, HR contracts;
  • Structure, launch and maintain private equity co-investment access vehicles;
  • Advise on global marketing restrictions to enable the firm to conduct its activities in accordance with local rules and regulations.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Qualified solicitor 4+ years, ideally with some in-house experience;
  • Experience in investment management/funds (including prior in-house experience); Regulatory/compliance experience and strong working knowledge of the FCA handbook;
  • Understanding of investment fund structures (in particular private equity) and other investment products (AIFs and UCITS);
  • In-house experience in working in an Asset Manager/Fund, Family Office/Wealth Manager or Private Equity house.

What soft skills are we looking for?

  • A self-starter, a problem-solver and someone who is highly organised;
  • As this is a small, close-knit business, it requires someone with a high EQ who can sensitively deal with staff at all levels from the support staff to the Founders;
  • Commercially minded and pragmatic;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Clear communication skills bracket (written and verbal); Experienced negotiator

This is a broad, diverse legal role; for the right person this role allows you to ‘make your mark’ and offers a huge amount of career development and prospects. Depending on the candidate, it can be offered on a part-time (circa 4 days per week) or full-time basis, with flexibility in working hours and hybrid working arrangements.

A competitive base salary is on offer, along with an annual discretionary bonus and a solid benefits package (pension, life/medical/travel insurance etc.)


To apply or for more information please contact:

Matt Bloxham

Celene Yon 


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Due to a high volume of applications we will only respond to those we deem suitable for the role.







Arbuthnot Yon is a boutique consultancy specialising in the placement of lawyers and risk professionals into the financial services sector. 

Through partnering and consulting closely with our clients and candidates on a long term basis, we ensure the best possible fit for both parties. 

Attempting to fill every role in the market through 'quick wins' is not how we operate. Instead we believe in working with integrity and building long lasting relationships. 

By combining our in-depth market knowledge with our collaborative and personal approach, we provide a level of service that goes above and beyond simply placing another candidate in another position.

Company info
07944 390723
63/66 Hatton Garden
5th floor, Suite 23

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