Legal Advisor at SET

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Cape Town, Western Cape

  • R70,000 - R750,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2142543 | Ref 09-LA/lb

  • Posted 07 Sep 2017 by SET Recruitment Consultants

About the Position

Legal Advisor - Financial Services (Asset Management)

R700k-R750k (Neg)

Cape Town

Global market leader in Financial Services has outstanding opportunity to join their dymanic legal team that supports the Group. The team ensures that the legal and regulatory business needs are satisfied by providing legal expertise and support for all legal and legal‐related matters, as well as for certain regulatory compliance‐related matters and company secretarial matters.


  • Assisting the business to keep on top of relevant legislative, regulatory and industry changes
  • Providing legal opinion, counsel and interpretation (which will include contractual drafting, vetting and negotiating)
  • Providing clear and succinct reporting on legal developments and compliance
  • Providing quality representation (internally and externally)
  • Proactively assisting in prevention of non‐compliance with relevant legislation, regulation and contractual obligations
  • Be responsible for assisting in a variety of assigned legal projects
  • Act as counsel on basic issues involving company compliance with governmental and regulatory standards
  • Review legal documentation and provide advice on appropriate action
  • Coordinate legal matters requiring external legal assistance


  • LLB degree (or equivalent) with completed articles 
  • Admitted attorney
  • 3‐5 years practical legal experience (including articles), with exposure to Corporate/Commercial. 
  • Experience in negotiating, drafting and process management of commercial transactions and agreements

Highly Advantageous/Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Dealings within the financial services industry, asset management in particular, and goodknowledge of investment type‐products and financial instruments
  • Current and relevant knowledge of drafting financial services ‘type’ agreements and all legal ‘aspects’ of a global best practise asset manager
  • Working knowledge of/experience with financial services legislation (especially Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Long‐
  • Term Insurance Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Pension Funds Act, Financial Markets Act, Exchange control regulations,) and other key legislation (especially
  • Protection of Personal Information Act, Companies Act)
  • Abreast of key ongoing regulatory developments in the financial services industry
  • Experience at a financial services institution, preferably an asset manager, linked investment services provider and or a management company

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