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Counsel - EU Products Legal (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Due Date:  To be filled asap
Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2795

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are 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 UK-/EU-qualified lawyer (f/m/d) to join our Products Legal team. The position is based in our Frankfurt office.


The Products Legal team advises on the launch and life-cycle management of the European Allianz Global Investors fund range and the eligibility of assets acquired on behalf of our fund range. In addition, the Products Legal team provides legal advice on legal documentation of transactions entered on behalf of our clients. As a member of an international team with colleagues in London, Paris and Frankfurt am Main, you will be working independently and employing a high level of legal expertise.


Key Responsibilities

You will provide legal advice to business on the following matters:

  • Provide legal support and advice to the Allianz Global Investors investment platform with regard to the legal documentation of derivatives, structured products and similar instruments
  • Draft and negotiate legal documentation of derivatives, structured products and similar instruments (e.g. ISDA, CSA, GMRA and related documentation) for funds and mandates managed by the Allianz Global Investors investment platform
  • Review and analyse legally regulatory developments with regard to derivatives, structured products and similar instruments
  • Monitor and reflect the regulatory and business requirements with regard to the full product range of an asset manager (e.g. UCITS, AIF, segregated accounts) with a focus on derivatives, structured products and similar instruments. This may include EU and UK regulation


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Fully qualified lawyer (UK/EU) with professional experience in a leading international law firm or as legal counsel in banking/asset management or in a similar role
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly in both oral and written form to colleagues with no legal background, cross-border and on different reporting levels
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, dedicated disposition and ability to multi-task, high degree of flexibility and commitment
  • Evidence of implementing pragmatic solutions (for clients or in-house) in order to deliver commercially acceptable results for the business
  • Collaborative approach
  • Proficiency in English, German is a plus


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 705 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 647 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions. (Data as of 30 September 2021)


Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, contributing beyond pure economic gain. 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 deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. 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 are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com.