Legal Advisor M/F
Amundi Luxembourg
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Amundi is Europe's largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 (1) globally. Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, it now manages over 1.

3 trillion (2) euros of assets across 6 main investment hubs (3). Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-

East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes.

Headquartered in Paris, and listed since November 2015, Amundi is the 1st asset manager in Europe by market capitalization and the 5th globally (4).

Leveraging the benefits of its increased scope and size, Amundi has the ability to offer new and enhanced services and tools to its clients.

Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of 5,000 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

1. Source IPE Top 400 asset managers published in June 2017 and based on AUM as of end December 2016.

2. Source : Pro forma Amundi and Pioneer Investments combined figures as of end December 2016

3. Investment hubs : Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo

4. Based on market capitalization as of 04 / 30 / 2017

Job summary

The legal department has the following main mission :

  • Ensure the creation / monitoring of investment funds, by putting in place the legal documentation and obtaining the required authorizations, in consideration of regulations and operational requirements;
  • develop and maintain a state of registration of the range of investment funds, in the different marketing countries;
  • Write and administer contracts related to investment funds;
  • Cooperate on cross-border and international issues with other lawyers in the Legal Business Line;
  • Participate in legal assistance according to the internal
  • Main tasks

    Creation and monitoring of UCIs, implementation of draft amendments, registration with foreign authorities, regulatory follow-up :

  • preparation / drafting / modification / revision of legal documents relating to investment funds, (creation of the SICAV / sub-
  • funds / funds, merger, liquidation, change of policy , commission, etc.), taking into account the operational needs and regulations applicable at both the country of origin and the future marketing countries

  • monitoring of files submitted to the Luxembourg supervisory authorities with a view to obtaining the required approvals
  • Active participation in the operational start of the events, in contact and collaboration with the operational services, if necessary the other legal services of the group, and the providers concerned
  • Establishment and follow-up of initial or subsequent files relating to an application for marketing authorization to foreign authorities
  • Drafting and administration of contracts

  • Drafting / negotiation of agreements in line with the Group's standards, the legal and organizational specificities of the client (if applicable) and the Luxembourg or local regulations relating thereto
  • Participation in the qualitative evolution of contract models in relation with other lawyers in the Legal Business Line.
  • General assistance

  • Conduct of legal studies / contribution to projects carried out in response to internal needs or customer files (extension of authorized fields of activity approved by the authorities, calls for tenders, commercial proposals, review of commercial documentation, etc.)
  • Follow-up of disputes or incidents, in liaison with specialized internal legal and operational teams / mandated law firms
  • Development and updating of procedures.
  • Contribution to the social life of the funds : AGE, AGO, resolution of the council, contact with auditors, revision of reports, LFR, etc.
  • Management of procedures and services related to the listing of funds in Luxembourg
  • Assistance in finding practical solutions to legal risks related to the company's activities
  • Contribution to the awareness of the operational staff of the legislative and regulatory provisions applicable to fixtures and conventions, as well as their evolutions
  • Follow-up of the regulatory watch and study of foreign regulations for analysis of local conditions and constraints
  • Minimal education level

    Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

    Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Bac + 4 / 5 training in law (business law, private law)
  • Level of minimal experience


  • At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar function within the investment fund industry
  • Good knowledge in Contract law, Corporate law, Commercial law
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and investment services
  • Required skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize workflow while adhering to strict deadlines and excellent work and accuracy
  • Curiosity and taste for investigation and monitoring
  • Analytical with synthesis capacity
  • Strong technical and writing skills to make comprehensible and intelligible texts of law to non-lawyers
  • Strength of argumentation and conviction
  • Strong team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • Good knowledge of computer tools (Word, Excel, Notes, Power Point)
  • Technical skills required


    Strong economic and financial dimension inherent to the characteristics of investment products in a marked international environment.


    Fluent in written and spoken English and French. German / Spanish would be an asset

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