Anjarwalla & Khanna has a leading track record of providing specialist domestic and cross border legal, banking and finance services to local and international clients both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN firms across the continent. We are particularly active in syndicated loans (including LMA documentation), aviation finance, project finance, structuring advice in complex security transactions, restructuring, private equity and insolvency both in Kenya and regionally.
The Banking & Finance department has represented some of the country’s largest banks on some of the largest and most sophisticated banking and financing transactions. A&K currently sits on panel of a number of local banks and in addition, A&K represents several foreign lenders.
We are looking to recruit a high calibre Principal Associate to join our Banking and Finance practice. This individual should possess excellent knowledge of financial services.
The responsibilities will include:
Working on a wide variety of banking and finance transactions including collateralisation and ancillary procedures.
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements and documents relating to banking and finance.
Providing legal and technical advice including issuing legal opinions.
Preparing legal briefs and client alerts and undertaking legislative review of banking and finance laws.
Supervising junior colleagues in the department.
Liaising and coordinating with transaction teams in other departments in the firm as required.
Interacting with clients to build good networks and relationships.
Ensure timely billing and collection of fees.
Participating in departmental trainings including conducting trainings.
Participating in business development.
Preferred experience and personal qualities:
Law Degree and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
At least four (4) years’ experience in a fast-paced banking and finance legal environment.
Ability to consult widely with Senior lawyers and Partners on areas that need further guidance.
Ability to organise, prioritise and communicate progress to Senior lawyers and Partners and manage expectations on timelines for delivery.
Ability to produce good first drafts of documents with minimal corrections from Senior lawyers and Partners.
Ability to run with matters with minimal supervision from Senior lawyers and Partners.
Actively work towards gaining a general understanding of the different legal areas.
Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build long standing relationships.
Proficient in the use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office packages.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly with a range of people from diverse backgrounds.
A commitment to ALN’s mission and strong ethical integrity.
The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with potential travel within and outside East Africa.