Senior Legal Counsel Job, Legal Job Vacancies in Kenya,

About The Role

The person will be responsible for legal & regulatory compliance as well as risk management in relation to the trading companies; reviewing laws and regulations applicable to the business and will also serve as a business partner for the HR & Finance Departments.

The personality of a Senior Legal Counsel is as follows:

You Will Be

  • Proud of your work but always believing the best is yet to come
  • Able to self-critique and analyze and be motivated to constantly improve and develop both professionally and personally.
  • See process, procedure, and documentation as tools to support excellence
  • Customer-focused and understands the business environment LendTech operates in
  • Shows leadership and enthuses others to achieve their potential and creates a positive atmosphere.
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Advising the Commercial and Product teams on legal & regulatory issues relating to LendTech’s products/services in all markets, including potential risks and measures that can be taken to mitigate such risks related to the products to avoid disputes and losses.
  • Research regulatory issues relating to LendTech’s products/services in all markets and ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and company policies.
  • Give proactive, prompt, and proper legal & regulatory advice to the management and user departments and keep them informed of the latest legal and regulatory developments as well as best practices.
  • Drafting and review of commercial IT and Telecommunication contracts
  • ESG compliance and sanctions monitoring in countries that LendTech operates in.

Qualifications

  • Hold a Bachelor of Laws university degree in law from an accredited institution. A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Certificate of admission to the role of advocates of the High Court of Kenya. Must possess a current practicing certificate
  • 5-7 years post-admission work experience, with a minimum of 2 years at a top-tier commercial law firm in Kenya within the corporate or commercial department, and in-house experience in a fintech or financial institution.
  • Strong contractual skills with demonstrated experience with drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial-IT contracts.
  • Desired experience
  • Experience in the IT industry, banking, or financial services will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in handling cross-border commercial transactions including projects, corporate/ M&A, commercial contracts, litigation, ESG compliance, data privacy, sanctions, and investigations.
  • Experience working with international teams

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Attention to detail is indispensable
  • Experience in ESG Compliance, Risk Management & Audits.
  • Good communication, presentation, writing, research, and analytical skills
  • Good grasp of the law, in interpretation as well as application
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver good quality work under strict deadlines and with little or no supervision
  • Keenness to learn more and take up new challenges and possess the attitude to make that extra effort
  • Interest in commercial awareness

How To Apply

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