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BrighterMonday Consulting

Business Law Associate – Finance Sector

BrighterMonday Consulting

Legal Services

Law & Compliance KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary

Our client is a well-established and reputable Business Law firm. They seek to hire a Business Law Associate focused on clients in the Finance sector and be their legal advisor, resolve business disputes and ensure the businesses comply with the law and regulatory bodies.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Location: Nairobi

Roles and Responsibilities
•    Managing multiple clients, matters, and legal activities that carry varying deadlines.
•    To understand the fundamentals of the client’s work and their business goals.
•    To understand the client’s industries and the stakeholders involved.
•    To ensure compliance with local, county, national, and international laws that regulate the economic sector or industry to which the business belongs.
•    As business becomes increasingly globalized, you need to understand how law impacts business both domestically and abroad.
•    To advise the client about their legal rights and responsibilities.
•    To provide legal advice to the client before they decide on issues that affect the business.
•    To provide advice to support the client’s day to day operations.
•    To provide legal advice on the implications of government actions, new laws and regulations and other stakeholder actions.
•    To anticipate problems that may arise for our clients and provide innovative solutions to avoid such problems.
•    To minimize the client’s exposure to litigation.
•    To render legal opinions and interpretation of pertinent court rulings, which might have an impact on the business and financial interests of our clients.
•    To ensure that the necessary documents are filed with the appropriate governmental authorities and that the documents contain all the information and disclosures required by law.
•    To understand and navigate the effects of modern technology.
•    To ensure all legal documents are complete, accurate and properly stored.
•    To educate our clients regarding various legalities and illegalities throughout their day to day business.
•    To work with in-house legal departments and provide advice to the people running and working in the business.
•    To act as the liaison between the client and its stakeholders.
•    To tap into your networks to assist our clients.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications
•    Undergraduate Law Degree (LLB) OR) Graduate Law Degree with upper second-class honours         
•    Admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; with at least 6 years post bar admission
•    7 - 8 years (Minimum 6+ years Post Admission) Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Experience in a medium to large law firm or in-house department
•    Must have experience resolving business disputes: Arbitration, Litigation & Mediation
•    Practice Experience in Finance sector (Banks, Insurance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Pension, Regulators & Business Associations)
•    In depth knowledge of how business entities operate & function.
•    Exposure to all elements of commercial transactions.
•    Able to Budget, Bill and collect fees on their matters.
•    Marketing, networking and business development skills commensurate with the role.

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