To provide prompt and sound legal advice and support to management division.
Key Performance Areas:
Form part of the investment team and consult regularly with team on proposed structure and developments and legal implications thereof.
Attend due diligence assessment relating to investments.
Performing legal due diligence assessment on deals.
Identify legal risks and recommend mitigation methods for the risks relating to investments.
Provide legal input to submission papers prepared for investment committee.
Drafting, vetting, and negotiating a range of commercial agreements e.g., loan agreements, sale of shares, sale of business, security documents etc. in line with the funding terms and conditions.
Ensure agreements are legally accurate and in accordance with the term sheet and investment committee approval.
Ensure agreements are in line with latest legal developments.
Manage costs/budget for work carried out externally.
Qualifications and Experience:
LLB - Admitted Attorney with at least 3 years post article experience.
At least 3 – 5 years job related corporate and commercial law and banking and finance principles.
Working knowledge of various computer programmes including Power Point, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
In depth knowledge of laws and legal processes in respect of the organization’s core business (primarily relating to Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, and Investment Banking).
Working knowledge of other areas of law e.g., Tax, Companies Act, Insolvency, Labour Law.
Experience in legal due diligence.
Working knowledge of finance.
Ability to work on your own and within a team.
Ability to work on own initiative.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Highly effective communication skills – both written and verbal.
Attention to detail.
Articulate and detail conscious.
Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
Legal drafting skills.
Professional and courteous to all clients (internal and external).
Accuracy in preparing legal documentation.
Ability to advice on legal issues related to the business.
Ability to convey legal opinion and argue legally.
High leadership qualities.
Strong sense of initiative.
Efficient presentation skills.
High sense of analysis and judgement.