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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 17, 2019
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    Senior Litigation Associate

     

    Oseko and Ouma is a reputable midsized law firm in Kenya that handles complex litigation and corporate commercial work for various clients.

    Job Description

    The Senior Litigation Associate reports to the Managing Partner and oversees all activities of the Junior Lawyers, deals with all complex legal transactions, identifying legal issues and offering the firm and its consumers optimum solutions as well as ensuring that the firm responds appropriately to any legislative changes.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Develop, streamline and implement legal compliance policies and procedures and ensure the teams observation and successful implementation of these policies and standards;
    • Provide high quality legal services to the firm’s clients, predominantly in relation to Commercial Transactional and Advisory matters;
    • Identify legal issues within the business and provide legal analyses and possible legal solutions
    • Offer advice to departmental leaders across the business on applicable laws and the interpretation of legal documents in a manner that avails a practical legal approach while properly managing the risks to the firm;
    • Prepare various complex contracts, develop and document standard terms and conditions for the firm’s consumers;
    • Negotiate settlements for legal disputes;
    • Attract new business from existing and potential clients, keeping the managing partner in the know;
    • Participate in maintaining relationships within the organization departments and externally with state authorities and government officials;
    • Responsible for departmental credit control and client payment follow ups;
    • Ensure updated and accurate reports are delivered on a weekly basis to the Managing Partner on legal and administrative departmental operations;
    • Lead junior associates in handling various drafting tasks, inclusive of quarterly/annual report drafting, proxy statement development etc.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills 
    • Undergraduate Law Degree (LLB) OR Graduate Law Degree with upper second-class honours; 
    • Kenya School of Law – Diploma in Law;
    • Admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • At least Five (5) years dispute resolution experience in a medium to large law firm or in-house department;
    • High quality research and drafting of relevant legal documents; 
    • Team player, honest and customer centric;
    • Good leadership and mentorship skills;
    • Hard working with good negotiation and communication skills;
    • Open to traveling within Kenya on a need basis.

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    Senior Litigation Associate

    Summary

    Oseko and Ouma is a reputable midsized law firm in Kenya that has been existence for over 25 years successfully handling complex litigation and challenging corporate commercial work for a wide range of corporate clients both locally and across the border. Its areas of practices include; banking and finance, real estate, energy & natural resources, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution.

    Job Purpose

    The Senior Litigation Associate reports to the Managing Partner and oversees all activities of the Junior Lawyers, deals with all complex legal transactions, identifying legal issues and offering the firm and its consumers optimum solutions as well as ensuring that the firm responds appropriately to any legislative changes.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop, streamline and implement legal compliance policies and procedures and ensure the teams observation and successful implementation of these policies and standards;
    • Provide high quality legal services to the firm’s clients, predominantly in relation to Commercial Transactional and Advisory matters;
    • Identify legal issues within the business and provide legal analyses and possible legal solutions
    • Offer advice to departmental leaders across the business on applicable laws and the interpretation of legal documents in a manner that avails a practical legal approach while properly managing the risks to the firm;
    • Prepare various complex contracts, develop and document standard terms and conditions for the firm’s consumers;
    • Negotiate settlements for legal disputes;
    • Attract new business from existing and potential clients, keeping the managing partner in the know;
    • Participate in maintaining relationships within the organization departments and externally with state authorities and government officials;
    • Responsible for departmental credit control and client payment follow ups;
    • Ensure updated and accurate reports are delivered on a weekly basis to the Managing Partner on legal and administrative departmental operations;
    • Lead junior associates in handling various drafting tasks, inclusive of quarterly/annual report drafting, proxy statement development etc.

    Job Qualifications

    • Undergraduate Law Degree (LLB) OR Graduate Law Degree with upper second-class honours;
    • Kenya School of Law – Diploma in Law;
    • Admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • At least Five (5) years dispute resolution experience in a medium to large law firm or in-house department;
    • High quality research and drafting of relevant legal documents;
    • Team player, honest and customer centric;
    • Good leadership and mentorship skills;
    • Hard working with good negotiation and communication skills;
    • Open to traveling within Kenya on a need basis.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Interested and qualified applicants must provide current CVs, with telephone and e-mail contacts; addresses of three referees, and a cover letter with the above points to hr@indepthresearch.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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