Associate Mergers and Acquisitions – Global Law Firm LM32384


Our Client 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 .

Minimum Requirements

• Admitted Attorney
BA or BCOM , LLB degree
• 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
• Team player
• Strong judgment
• 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

Role Description

• 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

City: Sandton - Johannesburg

Salary: Market Related

Duration: Permanent