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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
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    Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with over 90 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. Our clients include some of the most sophisticated international and regional businesses, including listed companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance comp...
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    Corporate Lawyer

    Seeking an ambitious and high performing Principal Associate within our Corporate Commercial department.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Being involved in negotiations with clients and relevant counter-parties to transactions and/or projects in a variety of industries including telecoms, financial services, education, fintech, healthcare, FMCG, agriculture, manufacturing, etc;
    • Drafting and reviewing of standard M&A transactional agreements including share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, investment and subscription agreements and shareholder agreements;
    • Drafting of relevant ancillary documents such as NDAs, letters of intent, term sheets, applications for regulatory approvals, board and shareholder resolutions, closing documentation, etc;
    • Being involved in due diligence investigations on target companies, leading multi-jurisdictional due diligence teams and coordinating the preparation of the due diligence and/or regulatory reports;
    • Conducting effective legal research and drafting opinions on various corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including corporate governance;
    • Providing solution-oriented advice to clients on legal issues, risk and regulatory compliance and contract management strategy;
    • Interacting regularly with current and prospective clients in order to build and develop a good network and relationships;
    • Having the ability to formulate and present trainings and seminars to juniors and potentially clients on corporate related drafting, coordination and teamwork.

    Experience and personal qualities

    • Law Degree and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya or equivalent qualifications.
    • At least four years’ experience in a fast-paced corporate commercial legal environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in working on large scale transactions with multiple stakeholders and client handling skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in drafting share purchase, share subscription and shareholders agreements, associated documents and the negotiation of the same.
    • Experience in Mergers and Acquisitions.
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Experience managing a team or teams.
    • Proficient in the use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office packages.
    • Excellent verbal, oratory and written communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly with a range of people from diverse backgrounds.

    Method of Application

    If your career aspirations match this opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV to careers@africalegalnetwork.com referencing this position PA/CCO/21 by 4:00pm (GMT) on Wednesday, 24th February 2021.

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