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ASSOCIATE - CORPORATE M&A - SANDTON - 369746
ASSOCIATE - CORPORATE M&A - SANDTON
Legal / Litigation / Lawyers
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Our Client is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions.
Their long history as a global firm means they are uniquely placed to help their clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are. They are looking for an Associate level 1-4 to join their M&A team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Drafting of basic filings addressed to courts and authorities (Commercial Register, Cadastral Register, Trade Licensing Office)
Conducting brief or somewhat more complex research, or drafting of memoranda (search for judicature, commentaries to specific legal issues)
Drafting of basic agreements (according to model documents), powers of attorney, draft resolutions of General Meetings, waivers of appeal, various statements
Involvement in due diligence – analysis of agreements in data room and their subsequent description
Communication with clients (via telephone, E-mail)
Assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation
Conducting research and analysis on impact of M&A
Drafting legal memoranda on broad range of topics arising under commercial law and corporate and labor law precedents
Analyzing corporate health of businesses prior to acquisition by clients
Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients
Joining educational seminar and practice groups
Drafting of all types of corporate documents required for organization of all types of companies or for adoption of changes to companies (e.g. change of business name, registered office, statutory body, etc.) and subsequent registration thereof in Commercial Register (i.e. powers of attorney, statements, decisions, simple draft agreements), drafting of motions for entry of changes in entries of companies in Commercial Register, completion of schedules to such motions
Communicating with foreign authorities, preparing forms, and serving notice
Organizing General Meetings, on their own or together with Notary Public
Assisting in due diligence
Assisting foreign clients in paperwork
Desired Experience & Qualification
Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
Commercial and business awareness
Ability to see the big picture
Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
Excellent drafting skills
Driven by professional growth
Strong professional presence
Client service focus
Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
Long-term interest in business law
Fluency in English
International experience a plus
Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in cross-border transactions
Experience on advising on numerous commercial contracts, in particular credit agreements, bond documents (e.g. offering memoranda, purchase agreements, indentures, trust deeds etc.), corporate approvals, share purchase agreements, offering circulars etc.
Package & Remuneration
Negotiable, depending on experience.