Legal Assistant

  • Cytonn Investments
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 18, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017
Full time Legal

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Advising on all matters regarding the law; including the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws and general conditions affecting various areas of the company’s operations;
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of legal due diligence, documentation and closing of transactions;
  • Developing and carrying out Compliance checks on all facets of Law affecting the business;
  • Designing commercial and legal solutions that lead to effective corporate structures;
  • Developing and maintaining various policies, procedures and registers whilst carrying out other corporate secretarial functions;
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts;
  • Liaising with external lawyers on conduct of court matters
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
REQUIREMENTS
  • A Second Class Upper Degree in Law (LL. B) from a recognized University;
  • A recently admitted advocate of the High Court of Kenya with good standing;
  • Must have attained a B+ and above in O levels/ high school;
  • At least 1-year experience in a busy law firm or company;
  • Knowledge, relevant practice and understanding of the corporate, commercial investments, real estate and financial markets (including tax), and the respective Laws and regulations;
  • Creative, commercial legal thinking and appreciation of the business aspects in their application of the law;
  • Ability to pro-actively and creatively manage potential legal issues;
  • A team player willing to learn, adapt and work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent organisation, administration, communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure; and
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Contract drafting and Management; Legal Compliance; Corporate transactional support and administration; Corporate Secretarial tasks and Litigation.