Assistant Manager, Legal (Real Assets)

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Company Profile

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with $385 billion of assets under management and more than half of the AUM managed by women, across 562 investment vehicles as of June 30, 2023. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 2,200 professionals operating in 29 offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Carlyle places an emphasis on development, retention and inclusion as supported by our internal processes and seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, which range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Carlyle invests across three segments – Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – and has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

At Carlyle, we know that diverse teams perform better, so we seek to create a community where we continually exchange insights, embrace different perspectives and leverage diversity as a competitive advantage.  That is why we are committed to growing and cultivating teams that include people with a variety of perspectives, people who provide unique lenses through which to view potential deals, support and run our business. 

Position Summary

The company is seeking an Assistant Legal Manager in its Real Assets department in its Luxembourg office to co-ordinate the day-to-day administration of the Luxembourg companies in compliance with legal requirements and to provide support to the deal teams and fund management at the various stages of the investments.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a hard-working and ambitious team in Luxembourg, which is an integral part of the global fund operations, accounting and legal functions.

Primary Responsibilities

Legal tasks (25%)

  • Review / prepare relevant legal transaction documentation the companies’ life cycle (acquisition, holding period, divestment)
  • Prepare contracts, agreements, reports or review of such documents
  • Review / prepare corporate documents such as board minutes and proxies related to the investments
  • Liaise with stakeholders, including lawyers and notaries

Support corporate bodies (25%)

  • Shareholders: review / draft the documentation for shareholders’ general meetings (annual, ordinary and extraordinary): convening notices, proxies, minutes, filing with the Luxembourg trade and companies register
  • Board of Managers: assist with the preparation of quarterly board meetings held in Luxembourg, in particular review and /or write up the minutes
  • Review / draft resolutions of the Board of Managers and of the Shareholders when requested
  • Provide support to the board member in terms of the details of the transactions, background of the legal documents to be signed, legal validity of the documents/transactions

Support to the deal teams (25%)

  • Review / prepare corporate documents such as board minutes and proxies related to the investments
  • Review of engagement letters and letters of interest submitted by the deal teams

Paralegal tasks (25%)

  • Handle KYC requests received from various stakeholders
  • Ensure AML/CFT compliance under the supervision of the AVP
  • Supervise the relevant changes and accounts filings submitted to the Luxembourg trade and companies register by the executive assistants
  • Prepare and review of updated shareholders’, RBE’s and instruments’ registers prepared by the paralegal and/or executive assistants
  • Update / supervise the internal database
  • Co-ordinate the execution of the documents prepared by the legal team, or provided by the deal teams/lawyers etc. with the executive assistants
  • Supervise notarizations and apostille
  • Update the custodian / auditor sharefile
  • Ensure appropriate filing (electronic and physical, including share file) done by the executive assistants
     

Requirements

Education & Certificates

  • University Degree or equivalent
  • University Degree in Law or Business Administration a plus

Professional Experience

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Luxembourg corporate Law
  • Good knowledge of private equity and RE investment structures, of their legal and administrative requirements and day to day business (Experience in regulated entities is a plus: SICARs, RAIF)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the transactional department of a Luxembourg law firm, PE/RE funds
  • Fluent in English
  • German or French is a plus
  • Excellent office skills (Excel, Word, Adobe, Outlook)
     

Competencies & Attributes

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Leadership
  • Team spirit
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and collaborative attitude
  • Excellent communication skill – both verbal and written
     

Due to the high volume of candidates, please be advised that only candidates selected to interview will be contacted by The Carlyle Group.

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