Oaktree Capital Management

  • Luxembourg Legal Officer

    Job Locations LU-Luxembourg
    Job ID
    2017-1438
    Job Department
    European Fund Administration
  • Company Overview

    Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $99 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.

    For additional information please visit our website at www.oaktreecapital.com

    Responsibilities

    Based in Luxembourg and reporting to the Head of Legal Luxembourg, this is an additional new role responsible for performing Luxembourg manager duties as well as transactional legal support. Oaktree is looking for a candidate to support the existing team for its Distressed Debt/Opportunities Funds in Luxembourg. This is a hands on role which works closely with the investment teams, external counsel, Los Angeles based legal and compliance teams as well as the accounting function in Luxembourg. This role requires strong organizational and communication skills in order to operate under tight investment driven timeframes.

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Working directly with the Head of Legal and Investment Teams in Europe (primarily London) on private equity or debt transactions to ensure that the appropriate actions and Luxembourg related activities are completed in line with the transaction deadline;
    • Serving as a Manager on Luxembourg companies (typically holding companies) investing in Luxembourg;
    • Being responsive to draft, review and approve key legal documents in a time sensitive manner and approving cash wires as necessary in their role as a Manager;
    • Working closely with the Company Secretarial team to ensure timely delivery of KYC and completion procedures;
    • Working closely with external Luxembourg counsel to ensure that structures are correctly set up and deal based documents are correctly executed and consistent across Oaktree where appropriate;
    • The implementation of intra-group financing structures incl. hybrid financial instruments, loans etc. (legal drafting knowledge required);
    • Drafting and review of internal and, as the case may be, external legal documents with regards to the operations of the Luxembourg investment structures; and
    • Working closely with the Luxembourg Financial Controller on upcoming investments and ongoing reporting requirements to ensure correct and timely accounting takes place.

    Qualifications

    • 3+ years legal and transaction experience (as a qualified lawyer) in major global law firm or Luxembourg local equivalent;
    • in-house legal experience is an asset;
    • experience as a corporate Manager, preferably in Luxembourg, is an asset;
    • Experience in Private Equity, Distressed Debt or Real Estate industries required;
    • Strong understanding of portfolio management and administration, KYC and set up procedures of Luxembourg companies;
    • Strong understanding of Luxembourg company law and local filing requirements; and
    • Basic Luxembourg and/or international tax knowledge is an asset.

    Personal Attributes

     

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
    • Self-starter with a proven ability to take initiative and solve problems as they arise;
    • Demonstrates clear ownership of tasks through to completion;
    • Hard-working with strong dedication to the position and Oaktree;
    • Ability to build good working relationships and gain confidence of others; and
    • Team-oriented with strong integrity and professionalism.

    Education

    MS/MSc, MA, LLM, JD, or equivalent degree is required. Full legal qualification is required.

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