Admitted Attorneys for contract project work (Commercial, Banking and Finance experience) Job No: CLA2017341 Location: Cape Town
Cognia Law is recruiting admitted attorneys for contract project work (Commercial, Banking and Finance experience) Company Profile Cognia Law is an international law company, providing consulting, flexible resourcing and managed legal services to law departments and law firms. The company brings cost-effective, process-optimized and technology-enabled solutions to solve clients’ most pressing legal challenges. Cognia Law collaborates with those who are game changers in adjacent areas delivering holistic, value-based solutions and world-class delivery with best-fit talent. Cognia Law is a Chambers-ranked law company and has a reputation for really making a difference and being focused on solving clients’ problems and enabling sustainable change in the legal sector. The key to success is our people – not only do we attract and retain the best legal talent but focus on enabling our team to realize their full potential. For more information, please visit www.cognialaw.com
Role Description Cognia Law offers an alternative to candidates who want to experience a different side of law. We are currently recruiting admitted attorneys and paralegals with experience in commercial drafting and negotiating as well as banking and finance documentation. The successful candidates will be part of a growing and dynamic team based in Cape Town. If you are looking for a career where working together to redefine the world of law with creativity, trust and sustainable outcomes is your goal then we would love to hear from you.
Law degree from a top South African or UK/EU based tertiary institution.
Experience at a law firm or in-house legal department drafting and negotiating financial markets documentation, including but not limited to derivatives, repo, securities financing, structured products or loan and trade finance agreements.
Experience with legal and regulatory aspects of banking regulation, financial services, investment management, investment funds and the financial services sector generally.
Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements at a law firm or in-house legal department.
Asset management experience (desired but not compulsory).
Awareness of, and experience with, related regulatory and legal issues.
Languages: English – spoken and written (required).
Required skills include:
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to collaborate closely with stakeholders from different disciplines and with a remote team.
Able to work both independently and as an integral part of a team.
Strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set
A good grasp of Microsoft Office applications
Be comfortable with technological applications.
Knowledge of legal review platforms will be beneficial.
Good time management skills and the ability to operate well in high-pressure environments.
Strong team player.
Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue.