Mayer Brown

Associate (Fund Formation & Investment Management)

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(11/28/2021 11:59 PM)
# of Positions
Pos. Category
Corporate & Securities
Office Location
Hong Kong
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


  • Focus on but not limited to the formation and ongoing operations of private equity investment funds, and the entities organized to sponsor and manage them in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • acting for the sponsors/general partners of these private equity funds and institutional investors in these funds;
  • working on every category of private equity fund (including buyout/merchant banking funds, growth capital and venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, and funds of funds) involving a variety of structures and jurisdictions;
  • working on hedge funds and “hybrid” funds combining hedge and private equity elements;
  • advising on regulatory matters relevant to sponsors, asset managers and investment funds under the HK Securities and Futures Ordinance.
  • advising on registration of funds with the SFC
  • working with Managers/licenced entitles seeking to obtain licenses from the SFC
  • advising on a broad range of regulatory issues affecting asset manager ranging from issues in relation to on boarding of clients by regulated firms to solicitation of investors

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • Qualified solicitor in Hong Kong, England & Wales, Singapore or Australia or other reputable common law jurisdiction(s)
  • 1-3 years’ PQE with a well-regarded law firm
  • A team player with a “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking, efficient and organised
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills


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