Group Legal Counsel – Admitted Attorney,Project Finance, Company Secretary and Governance (Claremont Cape Town) (32385)


A Project Development Company in Cape Town who develops and owns Hydropower Plants in Southern Africa is looking for a Group Legal Counsel who has a Broad knowledge of Project Finance Transactions , Company Secretarial and Governance Experience as well as broad knowledge of company Legislation and Regulations and Legislation affecting the Renewable Energy Industry. Candidate who has knowledge of the REIPPP Programme, IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles would be a benefit. Good administrative skills and attention to detail is vital. Candidate must be willing to travel and work independently and in a team. Candidate should be Fluent in English, Portuguese would be an additional benefit with excellent writing, reporting and communication skills

Minimum Requirements

LLB Degree and admission as attorney.

An LLM qualification will be advantageous.

Minimum of 5 years’ post admission experience to a legal practice or in-house legal department dealing primarily with general corporate and commercial work

Drafting and vetting of a wide variety of contracts of the nature described above.

Experience in structured and Project Finance, Banking and Finance and the Renewable Energy industry would be advantageous.

Company secretarial experience

International experience would be an advantage

Role Description

Support and co-ordination on group offshore restructuring.

Transaction support for the project development and asset management teams.

Liaison with Lenders, Shareholders and various regulatory authorities on contractual matters.

Drafting, reviewing, vetting and interpreting a range of contracts for various entities within the Group.

Researching, interpreting and advising on legal issues arising within the Group and its various operations.

Provide comprehensive legal support and advisory services to the Group and shareholders.

Responsible for compliance by the Group with South African Companies Act and all company secretarial (board and shareholder) coordination and management for all aspects of the Group’s operations.

Managing external legal counsel and legal costs.

Co-ordinate preparation of board packs, preparation of meeting minutes, drafting and co-ordination of signature of board and shareholder resolutions.

Managing and undertaking reporting and compliance functions for the Group under various legislation and regulatory regimes. Developing and implementing regulatory, legal and governance policies throughout the Group.

Co-ordinate and assist in conducting various compliance assessments as well as environmental and regulatory license audits for all Group companies, as required.

Keeping abreast of new legislation and amendments to existing legislation; providing general legal support to entities in the Group.

City: Claremont Cape Town

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duration: Permanent