Junior Director – Banking & Finance


Our client is a boutique, law firm in Sandton, and they are looking for a dynamic Banking & Finance Lawyer to head up their B&F Department. If you feel like you are building someone else's profile - get out and do it for yourself. This could be the opportunity you are waiting for. The firm is established with great leadership and a solid client base.

Minimum Requirements

• LLB degree
• LLM (Commercial)
• South African admitted attorney
• 10 year’s post admission experience
• Extensive Banking and Finance experience compulsory including:
o project finance, infrastructure and public-private-partnership
o syndicated and bilateral finance,
o project and limited recourse finance,
o leveraged and acquisition finance,
o structured finance, commodity and trade finance,
o debt capital markets transactions and securitisations

Role Description

• The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with others and to work collaboratively to meet deadlines.
• The ability to give prompt and pragmatic advice to clients, delivered in a commercially focused manner.
• Ability to demonstrate sound legal technical ability, knowledge of relevant legislation
• Ability to work on complex legal principles/concepts in legal documents without the use of precedents
• Build, manage and maintain client relationships
• Negotiate and finalise the terms of transaction documentation
• Collaborate with other legal professionals on matters
• Leadership, training and supervision of junior staff members (as appropriate)
• Business development
• Billing and invoicing of clients
• Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skilfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations

• Interpersonal - Focuses on achieving results, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things

• Oral and written communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information

• Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognises accomplishments of other team members

• Deadline driven – Displays the ability to work with and meet tight deadline; Displays the ability to work well under pressure

• Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Applies feedback to improve performance

City: Sandton, Johannesburg

Salary: Negotiable - based on experience

Duration: Full Time