• Legal Counsel - Europe

    Location UK-London
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  • Overview

    When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.


    As Legal Counsel - Europe, you will report to the Head of Legal for Europe and assist with Hines’ business and legal activities in Europe.  You will advise on risks and liability standards in Hines’ investment vehicles, including joint ventures, separate accounts and funds, as well as assisting with real estate transactions.  You will coordinate and provide guidance to external law firms to ensure all material legal risks, issues and disputes relating to Hines are effectively managed and controlled. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


    • Prepare term sheets for joint ventures, separate accounts and funds to invest in real estate assets and development projects in European markets
    • Review legal agreements for joint ventures, separate accounts and funds prepared by outside counsel, and participate in negotiations as required
    • Work closely with the European Tax team to determine and implement investment structures
    • Assist with corporate authority matters, including preparing intercompany agreements and shareholder loans, drafting authorizing resolutions and responding to due diligence and “know your customer” requests
    • Draft, review and negotiate service agreements (asset management agreements, development management agreements, etc.)
    • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of service contracts with Hines vendors
    • Review guarantees provided by Hines entities
    • Assist with real estate transactions, such as acquisitions & dispositions of assets and corporate vehicles, financing etc


    Minimum Requirements include:.


    • Four or more years’ post qualified experience working for a major law firm with experience in structuring and negotiating real estate joint ventures and funds, real estate and/or corporate transactions.
    • Licensed to practice law in the UK or other relevant European jurisdiction
    • Experience working with Luxembourg funds and vehicles would be beneficial
    • In-house experience would be beneficial but not essential
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills and confident advising senior executives
    • Availability to travel within Europe and to the United States is required


    Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $111 billion of assets under management, including $60 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $51 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 108 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,295 properties, totaling over 422 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 506 properties, representing over 210 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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