Lawyer—Private Assets

BaringsCharlotte, North CarolinaFull TimeOn Site

Job Summary

Barings is looking for a private asset (private credit and alternative investments) transactional attorney to become a member of the Global Private Assets Legal Team.  The attorney for this group will be primarily responsible for assisting internal business clients with issues relating to private credit (senior secured bank loans, intermediate capital, private placement bonds/notes, and project finance/infrastructure debt instruments) and private equity (control, minority and fund) investments and transactions.  This role will be located at the firm’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC. 


Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following functions:

  • Review, analyze, and negotiate senior secured private credit investments, private placement bonds/notes, project finance/infrastructure transactions, intermediate capital, and private equity investments.
  • Provide day to day legal support to Private Assets internal business analysts and portfolio managers.
  • Identify regulatory and operational issues relevant to a SEC registered investment adviser as they apply to investment transactions on behalf of third-party clients.
  • Communicate material legal, compliance and regulatory issues promptly to the firm’s relevant stakeholders.
  • Select, manage, and oversee external counsel in accordance with the firm’s Outside Counsel Management Guidelines.
  • Provide support and counsel on special projects.



  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience working at a law firm or financial institution
  • Experience drafting and negotiating private credit and/or private equity investment agreements and related documentation
  • Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge and experience drafting and advising on private fund formation and investment (including tax issues) preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge and experience advising on distressed assets preferred, but not required
  • Ability to appropriately prioritize tasks, organize, and coordinate work while showing initiative, independence and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to take ownership and responsibility for tasks
  • Detail-oriented and flexible with a strong work ethic
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage heavy workload of diverse matters in a timely manner
  • High standards of personal integrity and sound business judgment
  • Diverse problem-solving skills in the investment arena
  • Significant interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully deal with internal colleagues, external counsel, and other third parties at senior levels
  • J.D. from a highly regarded law school
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina (or another US jurisdiction, with the ability to obtain license in North Carolina)
  • Must be willing to comply with the provisions of Barings’ Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements


Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.


Barings offers a comprehensive benefits package including:


  • Medical (including Virtual Care), Prescription, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (Including Online Memberships)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility Benefits



  • 401(k) Plan w/Company Match
  • Pension Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Health Care & Dependent Care
  • Retirement Health Reimbursement Account



  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance



  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Annual Holidays
  • Paid Leave of Absences (Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Caregiver Leave, Bereavement Time)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Paid Volunteer Time



  • Education Assistance Program
  • Charitable Matching Gifts Program
  • Commuter Reimbursement Program
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Reimbursement Program

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