Managing Associate - Hedge Funds

Simmons & Simmons
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Funds, Hedge Funds
Role Classification
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Job Details


Our international Financial Services team undertakes technical and complex financial services and markets regulatory work for asset and wealth managers, banking groups, brokerage houses, investment exchanges, commodity traders, general insurance and life assurance companies and other financial institutions operating in the UK and international financial markets.

Our funds and financial services regulatory teams are recognised for both technical excellence and outstanding commerciality in connection with a wide range of global structuring, investment and service development projects.

We have experts in fund formation, financial services regulation, trading documentation (including prime brokerage and derivatives documentation), corporate structuring and transactions, litigation, taxation, ICT and employment regulation. We have an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Recognised by the legal directories and the industry as being one of the leading firms in the sector, we advise:

  • hedge funds
  • institutional managers
  • UCITS funds and AIFs
  • private funds
  • private equity managers
  • infrastructure funds
  • real estate investment and development funds

The Role

We are recruiting for a Managing Associate or a Supervising Associate to play an integral part in our FS Funds (Hedge Funds) team. The ideal candidate will be 3 to 7 PQE level with good exposure to investment management products and services, primarily in the hedge fund space, although applications from lawyers outside of this range are also encouraged.

The successful candidate will split their time across open-ended hedge funds work with a focus on hedge fund formation. There may also be some IMA/SMA negotiation work for institutional managers. Some knowledge of related regulation, including AIFMD and MiFID and other sectoral regulation, will be required. The candidate will be expected to take an active role in advising clients on new and developing initiatives, including the AIFMD Review, ESG and the post-Brexit landscape.

We are looking for a talented and technical lawyer who has the ambition, energy and aptitude to embrace our first-class client base in the asset management and financial institutions sectors and is looking to further develop their knowledge and experience of this exciting and evolving industry. Significant experience of hedge fund formation, particularly in offshore domiciles or in Ireland or Luxembourg will be of particular interest.

This is a unique opportunity to join a number 1 ranked firm and great future career opportunities at the firm for the right individual who tackles this role with success.

Person specification

  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally have between 3 and 7 years' post qualification experience gained at another leading City practice or within the in-house legal team at a top tier hedge fund or other asset manager.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven and highly energetic, with strong motivation to develop their practice over the long term.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.


Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We have built our practice around local lawyers who understand their country's culture, business and language. Our integrated international teams provide the right balance of local knowledge and seamless global service. 

Simmons & Simmons' clients benefit from our focus on key industry sectors and legal service areas and the commercially astute expertise we deliver across the globe. 

We recognise that the firm is only equal to the strengths of its people: we foster an environment where individuals flourish; we respect each other’s talents and abilities and are serious about inclusion and diversity in the workplace; and we are committed to upholding our reputation as a decent place to work.

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+44 (0) 20 7628 2020
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