Legal Counsel

  • Deutsche Bank
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 18, 2017
Full time Legal

Job Description

The mission of the Legal department is to ensure that legal services are provided to Deutsche Bank with the goals of protecting the integrity and reputation of the Bank; managing legal risk to make transactions viable and safe and partnering with Risk, Compliance, Audit and others to provide a proactive integrated risk management approach.


Position Overview


Job title: Legal Counsel
Corporate title: Vice President
Division: Legal
Location: London


You will be joining the Asset Management and Wealth Management legal team, supporting the Asset Management business of the Bank, with a particular emphasis on Alternatives.

Your primary focus will be to provide legal support for the Alternatives business, with scope to expand your skills through involvement in other projects supporting the broader Deutsche Asset Management business.

Deutsche Asset Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investment solutions across all major asset classes.  With over EUR 700 billion of assets under management (as of June 2016), Deutsche Asset Management is one of the world’s leading investment management organisations and one of the three largest investment managers in Europe.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Providing legal support for the Alternatives business – in particular, private equity, real estate and infrastructure
  • Overseeing the establishment of new alternatives funds and managed accounts
  • Instructing, managing and liaising with external counsel
  • Reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of alternatives funds documents
  • Overseeing acquisitions and disposals by the funds
  • Troubleshooting, including dealing with investor defaults, restructuring, disputes and other legal and commercial issues
  • Advising the business in relation to regulatory change which may impact the business or the relevant funds and assisting in the implementation of the same
  • Negotiating with Investors and other service providers
  • Supporting initiatives within the Alternatives and wider Asset Management business
  • Advising the business teams on the distribution and marketing of alternative investment funds
  • Advising on corporate governance and other regulatory developments

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A solicitor with a strong post-qualification experience.
  • Knowledge of the current regulatory regime relating to alternative funds (for example AIFMD and Volcker)
  • A strong knowledge of alternatives funds, in particular private equity, real estate and infrastructure close-ended funds
  • An awareness of regulatory change in the alternatives funds space
  • Ability to work in a dynamic international environment with the ability to relate to different business perspectives and approaches to issues arising
  • Good organisational and project management skills
  • A thoughtful and practical approach to problem solving
  • Experience managing external counsel, including agreeing fee estimates and scope of assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good commercial sense
  • A team-player

Deutsche Bank is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital / civil partnership status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability.

Please let us know if you require any adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any concerns about the application process, please contact your recruiter.