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(Senior) Legal Counsel (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Available until:  30.04.2023
Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  17501


Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.


At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now! We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented (Senior) Legal Counsel (f/m/d) in Frankfurt with passion for Sustainable Finance Regulation. 


Our legal department advises senior management, sales and the operational departments on all fundamental issues of German and European investment, capital market and contract laws. This includes Sustainable Finance Regulation which has become increasingly important due to our company's ambition to be a market shaper in sustainable investing. You will become a member of an international team with colleagues in New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Milan and Frankfurt am Main. You will work independently in an interdisciplinary manner and advise the business on all German and European harmonized legal issues relevant for asset managers.


Key Responsibilities


  • Comprehensive legal support in shaping the house view on regulatory developments and on governance processes
  • Advising on disclosure requirements for retail and institutional products, on institutional accounts, distribution processes, outsourcing relationships and sustainability data contracts
  • Advise on Sustainable Finance specific regulatory issues (e.g. SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, CSRD)
  • Supporting the alignment of a global view as well as within the group, the industry and auditors 
  • Draft and revise policies and templates in the area of Sustainable Finance Regulation
  • Drafting and negotiating complex cross-border fund distribution, investment management and service agreements
  • Advising on international projects (e.g. distribution projects)


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


  • Fully qualified lawyer with excellent exams (German Exam preferred)
  • Relevant professional experience in a top tier law firm or an international company
  • Passion for environmental issues and sustainability and a genuine interest in the respective regulatory matters. Further training to gain deeper knowledge in this matter is naturally provided
  • Proficiency in English for business purposes that has already been applied in a professional context
  • Strong drafting skills and the ability to communicate ideas clearly in both oral and written form
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Independent, thorough, structured and target-oriented approach to work; good communications skills and team spirit


About Allianz Global Investors


We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives. 


Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled, and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.


We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need support to navigate our websites or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to


Active is: Allianz Global Investors

AllianzGI completed the transfer of investment teams (including 87 Investment Professionals) and USD 101bn of assets they manage to Voya Investment Management as part of a strategic partnership. Two thirds of the assets continue to be managed on behalf of AllianzGI clients outside of the US.