• Banking & Finance Associate at Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K)

  • Posted on: 14 January, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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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. The firm has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s main commercial centres. A&K has also established an office in Dubai. Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H), a legal consultancy firm that provides corporate and commercial legal services, and is the first African firm to be licensed in the UAE.

    A&K has been named “African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice” four times, in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the prestigious African Legal Awards, which celebrate “excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession.” A&K is ranked first in Kenya by various legal guides, including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500. In February 2018, the firm received the Chambers & Partners Law Firm of the Year Award for Kenya.

    A&K is the founding member of ALN (Africa Legal Network), an alliance of top-ranked African law firms in multiple African jurisdictions, providing seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent. It is the largest grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its sixteen firms and an established network of Best Friends across the continent. ALN firms are on the ground in some of Africa’s fastest growing jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies: Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN works closely with AC&H in Dubai and an associate firm in South Africa.

    Banking & Finance Associate

     

    BANKING AND FINANCE

    Anjarwalla & Khanna has a leading track record providing specialist domestic and cross border legal, banking and finance services to local and international clients both in its own capacity and in collaboration with ALN firms across the continent. We are particularly active in syndicated loans (including LMA documentation), aviation finance, project finance, structuring advice in complex security transactions, restructuring, private equity and insolvency both in Kenya and regionally.

    The department has represented some of the country’s largest banks on some of the largest and most sophisticated banking and financing transactions. A&K currently sits on panel of sixteen local banks and in addition, A&K represents several foreign lenders.

    We are looking to recruit high calibre Associates with good relevant experience to join our banking and finance practice. These individuals should possess sound knowledge of financial services.

    Additional responsibilities will include:

    • Support the banking and finance team in transactions including collateralisation and ancillary procedures.
    • 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.
    • Liaising and coordinating with transaction teams in other departments in the firm as required.
    • Interacting with clients to build good networks and relationships.
    • Participating in departmental meetings and trainings.

    Requirements

    • Experience and personal qualities
    • 3 to 5 years relevant experience in a similar role.
    • 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.
    • Keen eye for detail.
    • 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 East Africa.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Anjarwalla & Khanna career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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