JOB DESCRIPTION: Corporate Legal Counsel
Reports to: Group Head of Legal Fund Services
To primarily provide legal support to IQ EQ APAC region and additional support to the global business as may be required from time to time.
The legal department is responsible for drafting and negotiating all client, supplier and internal contracts (excluding standard employment contracts), managing relationships with all external legal service providers and providing legal advice on a variety of ad hoc projects.
The role involves a number of activities that require drafting of legal documents and negotiation on general contracts, where required, and the co-ordination and management of back office administration and events underpinning this remit.
Functional areas and responsibilities
Agreements and contracts
Drafting of legal agreements with clients and third parties;
Drafting and/ or review of legal agreements between IQ EQ Group and external service providers;
Logging, scanning and tracking of all legal agreement both internally (with Sales and Client Services teams) and externally (with clients) including confidentiality agreements, fee proposals, fund administration agreements, depositary agreement, company secretarial agreements, delegation agreements, services agreements, amendment agreements, addenda and side letters;
Updating and maintaining legal templates;
Maintaining client legal files;
General legal administration.
Maintaining all lease documentation and highlighting any key date/ issues to executives;
Liaising with building managers and external suppliers where required.
Other legal issues
Providing all legal assistance and support for any ad hoc legal issues that arise;
Preparing legal documentation for new offices when required;
Providing legal assistance and support in relation to litigation matters;
Drafting ad hoc documents and letters;
Conducting legal research where required;
Providing assistance in the creation and updating of internal procedure documents;
Supporting any other reasonable business request or duties as required;
Providing assistance in managing external legal counsel as and when required;
Drafting monthly and quarterly board reports;
Update and maintain the legal log of active matters within the team and status reports.