Senior Legal Adviser

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape

  • R700,000 - R800,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2161344

  • Posted 01 Nov 2017 by Rory Mackie & Associates

About the Position

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting and reviewing of legal agreements applicable to the different business units
  • Advising on the impact of legislation applicable to the different business units and their clients
  • General legal advisor responsibilities
  • Drafting of legal opinions
  • Engaging and briefing of Senior Counsel
  • Legal documentation management
  • Legal risk management reporting
  • Presentations on various legal topics and developments to the different business units

Minimum requirements

  • Admitted Attorney with minimum 5 years practical experience in a commercial department of a law firm or financial institution

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent drafting experience
  • Ability to interpret legislation and make recommendations taking into account business requirements
  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial market legislation primarily CISCA, FAIS and FSB notices in respect of legislation
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and financial instruments
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the various kinds of business units within an Investment Management company
  • Computer literate with proven proficiency in MS Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel)

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse range of clients
  • Proactive approach and lateral thinker
  • Results driven and self-motivated
  • Thrives within a high pressured environment
  • Strong ability to manage time and priorities well
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to cultivate relationships with peers in the industry and within the broader Group
  • Ability to act independently whilst being a good team player

Desired Skills

  • Drafting legal agreements
  • Financial market legislation
  • Financial instruments
  • Analytical
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication

Desired Work Experience

  • 5 to 10 years Legal Advisory
  • 5 to 10 years Investments, Insurance & Assurance

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Professional Qualification

About The Employer

A leading global Investment Manager

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