Our client is a JSE listed fund manager focusing on the South African and African financial services industry and businesses that deliver exceptional returns on equity. They are currently looking to employ a Legal Advisor to join their organization
Duties & Responsibilities
Drafting and/or reviewing of the following:
MOI’s, Trust deeds etc.
Shareholders Agreements, Subscription Agreements, Pref Share Agreements etc.
Funding Agreements (basic understanding of LMA would be beneficial), Security Documents
Drafting of other various agreements when required
Providing support across various business units.
Assisting with internal policy development, management and implementation
Implement and manage legal matters pertaining to the organisation, including but not limited to:
Providing timeous and accurate legal advice
Conducting research into a variety of legal issues
Liaising with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
Reporting on matters on a continuous basis
Complying with all laws as well as internal policies and procedures
Provide effective and efficient legal advice to various internal stakeholders on legal issues concerning, amongst others governance, compliance, litigation, dispute resolution and contract management
Desired Experience & Qualification
LLB or higher
2-4 years' experience in the financial services industry (private equity would be beneficial) / 2-4 yeas PQE if from a law firm (the size does not matter)
Strong technical skills and confident
Flawless command of the English language
An assertive self-starter with excellent communication, organisation and presentation skills
Excellent conflict handling skills
The ability to work under pressure while maintaining high service levels