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Associate Corporate Counsel page is loaded Associate Corporate Counsel Apply locations London, United Kingdom time type Full time posted on Posted 3 Days Ago job requisition id 852935

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 30 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 155 countries. For more than 75 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the Legal department responsible for?

Our Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) Legal team, which is currently comprised of approximately 40 staff, provides legal advice and services for the EMEA region. This involves working closely with groups throughout the organisation, including Distribution, Product and Operational teams.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of an Associate Corporate Counsel?

As Assistant Corporate Counsel, you will report to the Head of UK Legal and work closely with the UK Legal team and company secretariat on all legal aspects of retail fund and corporate matters and projects focussing on the UK. You will work primarily on covering the UK retail fund vehicles (UK UCITS and investment trusts) and providing pragmatic commercial advice to internal clients and the UK corporate boards but may also have some involvement with alternative funds and special projects.

  • Primarily advising internal clients on all matters related to our UK retail fund ranges, including negotiating service provider agreements

  • Assisting with supporting the product governance process and managing fund launches and updates to documentation for the UK retail fund ranges

  • Attending board meetings, presenting periodic legal updates, and overseeing company secretarial matters

  • Instructing and managing relationships with external counsel where advice is required

  • Reviewing general legal agreements and instructing external counsel in relation to e.g. property, employment or litigation matters

  • Reviewing / drafting FT inter-company service and loan agreements

  • Researching and providing updates on developing legislation in the UK and attending internal working groups

What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Qualified solicitor, NQ+, ideally having qualified in funds, asset management or corporate departments

  • Knowledge and experience of the asset management industry, investment trusts and UK retail fund regulation helpful but not a requirement

  • Ability to analyse regulatory proposals and consider the practical impacts for our business

  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple responsibilities

  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently where necessary

  • Good commercial awareness and ability to present legal issues in layman terms

  • Ability to successfully operate and communicate in an international environment

What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare plan
  • PHI
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Incentive plans
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Educational reimbursement
  • On-site training

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.

Franklin Templeton values diversity in its workforce and welcomes employees from different backgrounds, generations, capabilities, cultural identification, sexual orientations, and gender expression, in addition to other attributes that contribute to a truly diverse and inclusive community. As part of this in the UK we are registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer, this means we ask if you would consider yourself as having a disability as part of your application so that we can support and make the most of your talents.

If you have a flexible working arrangement within your current role – or are seeking a flexible working pattern – please let us know so we can consider this during the hiring process. Applications from Returners – individuals who have taken a period of time out of work – are also encouraged. This is part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need a workplace arrangement to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to . In your email, please include the arrangement you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. We will review the request and make a best effort to enact the arrangement. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for arrangements will receive a response.

About Us

When you become part of Franklin Templeton, you’ll join a company dedicated to progress. A company that doesn’t settle. One where we pursue our ambitions with energy and persistence. That’s why it’s so important that we empower and encourage the progress of our employees. From our welcoming, inclusive, and flexible culture – to our global and diverse business, we provide opportunities to help you reach your potential while contributing to ours.

At Franklin Templeton, we embrace individual differences and value perspectives brought by global diversity. And, although we are all different, we have one thing in common: we are dedicated to what we do.

So whether you’re starting your career journey, are well on your way, or are seeking a new direction, you’ll find the support you need to grow your career with us.

Come, join us, and help us shape the future of the global asset management industry!

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