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Legal Counsel (Funds and General In-House)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 6997

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Barden has been engaged by Financial Services business who are seeking a Legal Counsel to join the legal team on a permanent basis.

This business is a highly regarded employer with a strong culture, accordingly the role offers excellent work/life balance and hybrid working, together with excellent progression opportunities.

The successful candidate will work in a collaborative legal department which is fully immersed in the activities of the business.

*Open to considering a part time and flexible arrangements.


The successful candidate will:

  • Provide legal, regulatory advice and support to the business, particularly in relation to funds but also across the wider business
  • Become a trusted advisor to the business, ensuring that legal advice is provided in a commercial, practical and timely manner
  • Establish strong working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues across the business
  • Opportunities will also arise to advice on general in-house legal matters such as data protection and employment law


You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with experience in funds or in the finance department of a top tier law firm. (For a more junior candidate, a training rotation in funds will be considered.)

You will have:

  • Knowledge and experience of Irish investment funds with a strong understanding of the UCITS and AIFMD directives
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating fund related documentation, including service provider agreements for European investment funds
  • A solid understanding of company law, commercial contracts and financial services
  • The ability to work closely within a small team while also being able to take ownership of matters (with support from superior when required)
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating credit and lending documentation and wider financial services agreements is advantageous
  • Additional knowledge of data protection, employment and/or procurement also beneficial


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Kiara Daly is qualified solicitor and leads our legal recruitment practice in Ireland supporting legal professionals across industry, financial services and legal firms. With a deep understanding of leading legal teams, company structures, cultures and the nuances of the legal profession, Kiara goes to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people she works with. Kiara and her team are where legal professionals in Ireland go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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