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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 30, 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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    Principal Associate | Banking & Finance Lawyer

    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.

    Method of Application

    If your career aspirations match this opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] referencing this position PA/BAF/21 on or before 12:00pm (GMT) Tuesday, 30th November 2021.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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