Legal Associate - Berchem
23/11/2021

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Corporate law, Private equity, Regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO23/11

Role: Legal Associate / Location: Berchem-Antwerp - Hybrid working arrangement. Attractive salary and benefits.

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Fortino Capital Partners is a fully regulated AIFM, currently managing three funds, focusing on investments in venture and growth tech companies in the Benelux and Northwestern Europe. 

We have grown significantly over the past years, scaling from 12 employees in 2019 to 25 in 2021. We also opened our Amsterdam office last year with plans to further expand in Europe.

Due to our significant growth, we are looking for a Legal Associate to join us. 

You will be a key player to strengthening Fortino’s legal and compliance department. You will report to the Compliance and Legal Officer.

As our legal associate, you will support both Fortino Capital Partners, as AIFM, and the funds managed by Fortino Capital, as well as related transactional work and support to the funds’ portfolio companies.

After an onboarding phase, you will have a lot of autonomy working in a team of professionals who value the highest standards. 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to directly interact with the management teams of some of the brightest tech start-ups in Europe.

With our offices located in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and our plans to expand beyond these two locations, you should be willing to travel in the coming years 20% of your time.

 

About the role:

We expect you to assist, own or lead the following tasks:
 

Fund manager’s operations

  • Support Fortino and the funds’ daily management (corporate housekeeping, shareholders and investors’ meetings, board meetings, capital increases and decreases, etc.)
  • Compliance and regulatory matters (such as the reporting to the FSMA, maintain the yearly compliance program and the policies of Fortino)
  • Any regulatory obligations imposed to AIFMs with respect to the AIFMD, ESG, the SFRD, AML, etc.
  • Fundraising and investors relations (management of closings, onboarding new investors, structuring, incorporation of the funds, etc.)
  • Tax reporting and structuring

 

PE / VC transactions

  • Support the investment team on the transactional activities (review NDAs, drafting term sheets and non-binding offers, legal due diligence, incorporation of SPVs, signing and closing processes, review transaction agreements (SHA, SPA, IA))
  • Coordination of work with external legal advisors, notaries, etc.


Portfolio companies

  • Advise and assist portfolio companies on day-to-day corporate and legal issues
  • Advise on implementation of shareholders’ agreement
  • KYC

You have a Law Degree with 3+ years’ experience in an international or top-tier law firm focusing on M&A (including VC and/or PE) and general corporate law or fund structuring. Knowledge of tax is a plus.

You are willing to become an all-round in-house lawyer and apply legal concepts to business situations and follow companies from acquisition to exit.

You are fluent in English and Dutch (spoken and written), knowledge of French or German is a plus.

You have a strong team spirit but also enjoy working autonomously in a high pace environment.

You are organized and focused on quality and attention to detail.

You are proactive, hands-on and know how to manage your work, you are agile and can adapt quickly.

Interested?

Please send your application to: [email protected]. Please mention the reference LexGO23/11.

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