Our client, a prestigious law firm with a national footprint, seeks to appoint a Commercial Attorney to join a growing team in the Corporate & Commercial Department.
The ideal incumbent will have the relevant qualifications as well as 3 years post articles experience within a general corporate or commercial environment.
Previous exposure to Financial Services Sector Law will be advantageous.
REQUIREMENTSThe ideal candidate will be an Admitted Attorney with at least 3 years post articles experience practising in a general corporate and commercial practice with prior experience in, and / or a particular interest for, financial services sector law.
Excellent interpersonal and writing skills; Ability to administer and execute instructions, from receipt to conclusion, with minimal professional supervision and delegate and work with junior professionals within and outside of the Corporate & Commercial Department;
Strong organisational skills, meticulous and high attention to detail; Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate work in order to meet deadlines in a highly pressurised environment;
and Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility for monitoring expeditious progress of transactions.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Involvement in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), joint venture and private equity transactions, such as : o conducting legal due diligence investigations and preparing reports;
o forming new business entities and structuring businesses and their corporate affairs; o drafting / negotiation / review of a host of transaction documents (including term sheets, subscription agreements, sale of shares agreements and sale of business agreements);
and o managing workstreams on transactions and facilitating closing and implementation procedures; Advising on various aspects of applicable legislation in an M&A context, including, but not limited to, the Companies Act, 2008;
Drafting / negotiation / review of constitutional documents, memoranda of incorporation, shareholders' agreement and general company secretarial attendances (for instance, the preparation of notices and minutes of meetings and company board and shareholder resolutions);
Drafting / review of an assortment of commercial contracts (for example, nondisclosure agreements, service level agreements and lease agreements) and providing legal advice thereon;
and Research and furnishing legal opinions and advice on a wide range of legal issues (first-hand experience with the financial services sector legislation is preferable).