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Senior Legal Advisor (Financial Services / Law / Attorney) – Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • The Legal Advisor will be responsible for the provision of legal advisory and support services to the Group as and where required and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.
  • Draft and review contracts, agreements and policies (where applicable) and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory and legal requirements within the jurisdictions that they are to be used.
  • Assess legal and commercial implications of contracts and agreements and advise on any risks that must be addressed.
  • Negotiate, review and draft required documentation for various financial, commercial and other business transactions.
  • Provide legal advisory services to the following business units across the Group (asset management, private equity, capital markets, advisory, retail financial services, insurance and group support functions).
  • Provide strategic corporate counsel and efficient resolution of all legal issues.
  • Identify legal risks and appropriate remedial courses of action.
  • Provide contract management services.
  • Interpret legislation and regulatory frameworks within various jurisdictions.
  • Manage corporate litigation and legal risk across the Group.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A relevant legal qualification (LLB; B Proc or similar degree) is essential.
  • A relevant financial qualification (such as a B Com or BCompt) is highly preferable.
  • Candidates must be an admitted attorney.
  • The company will only look at candidates who have no less than 10 years’ post articles, legal experience, with experience in contract negotiation and drafting.
  • Legal experience gained in a top law firm is highly preferred.
  • Legal experience of financial services is essential.
  • Experience or exposure to banking will be highly advantageous.
  • Some Litigation experience is preferable but not essential.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the legal requirements of an investment bank or financial institution operating in Africa will be highly advantageous.
  • An excellent command of English, both written and verbal, is a requirement of the role.

Lise Kotze
Senior Recruitment Consultant
CA Finance

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Lise Kotze at lkotze@caglobalint.com 
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