BrighterMonday Consulting

Legal Manager and Assistant Company Secretary Company

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Job Summary

Our client is looking to employ an energetic, passionate, creative and hardworking individual, with leadership abilities to join the legal team. Reporting to The Chief Executive Officer, The Legal Manager and Assistant Company Secretary shall provide Leadership, Strategic Legal Advice and solutions whilst offering assistance to the Company secretarial team, in order to manage the legal aspects of the various corporate, investment and real estate divisions of our clients.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Responsibilities
1.    Leading and managing the Legal department;
2.    Leading litigation strategies and execution across the Group
3.    Advising on all matters regarding Corporate and commercial law, Investments and real estate; including the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws that govern these areas of business;
4.    Provide high quality legal opinions to enable effective management of our clients Investments legal risks;
5.    Co-ordination of legal reviews, documentation and closing of product documentation and commercial and real estate transactions;
6.    Designing commercial and legal structures that lead to innovative solutions;
7.    Ensuring that the legal real estate strategy is executed across each project life-cycle; including deal origination, conveyancing, project management and facilities management;
8.    Assisting in Company Secretarial roles within the Group;
9.    Ensuring that legal compliance checks on all facets of Law affecting the business are carried put and updated regularly;
10.  Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts;
11.  Overseeing the legal team, legal budget and structure, including policies, procedures, registers, safes and company documentation
12.  Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements
1.    At least seven (7) years relevant experience in a busy law firm or a senior role in a corporation’s legal department
2.    An advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing with at least five (5) years post admission experience (a registered Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public will be an added advantage)
3.    Extensive litigation experience is strongly preferred
4.    A Certified Public Secretary
5.    A Second-Class Upper Degree in Law (LL. B) from a recognized University
6.    Must have attained a B+ and above in O levels/ high school
7.    Knowledge and relevant practice and understanding of litigation practice
8.    Knowledge and relevant practice in either investments and/or real estate sectors
9.    Ability to pro-actively and creatively manage potential legal issues
10.  High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
11.  A team player willing to lead, collaborate, adapt and work with minimum supervision with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
12.  High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure

Practice and Learning Opportunities

The Legal Manager and Assistant Company Secretary shall have the opportunity to practice across various areas of law, work in a dynamic legal and management team, manage and lead various transactions, and therefore hone and grow their legal skills in a diverse financial services and real estate company

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