Corporate and Commercial Associate/ Advocate Job in Kenya

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Corporate and Commercial Associate/ Advocate Job in Kenya

Title: Corporate & Commercial Associate/Advocate, 

Industry: Legal,

Location: Nairobi,

Gross Salary: Competitive,

Our client is a leading full-service commercial law firm specializing in several key African industries that are active and thriving. They seek to recruit a mid-level commercial lawyer to join their team in the Corporate & Commercial Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Involvement in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A“), joint venture and private equity transactions, such as:  
  • conducting legal due diligence investigations and preparing due diligence reports, in this regard, particular emphasis will be placed on your ability to identify legal and commercial risks.
  • forming new business entities and structuring businesses and their corporate affairs.
  • drafting/negotiating/reviewing of a host of transaction documents (including term sheets, subscription agreements, sale of shares agreements, shareholder agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements and sale of business agreements).
  • managing workstreams and various teams on transactions and facilitating the closing and implementation procedures.
  • Advising on various aspects of applicable legislation in an M&A context, including, but not limited to, the Companies Act, 2015.
  • Drafting/negotiating/reviewing of constitutional documents, memoranda of incorporation, shareholders agreements and general company secretarial attendances (for instance, the preparation of notices and minutes of meetings and company board and shareholder resolutions).
  • Drafting/review of an assortment of commercial contracts (for example, non-disclosure agreements, service level agreements and lease agreements) and providing legal advice thereon.

  • Research and furnishing legal opinions and advice on a wide range of legal issues (first-hand experience with the energy and infrastructure sector is preferable).
  • Knowledge of Tax law and understanding of Competition and Employment law.
  • Delegating to, mentoring, training and working with junior professionals within and outside of the Corporate & Commercial Department.
  • Managing various team members (including senior lawyers within and outside of the Corporate & Commercial Department) in M&A transactions.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day practice management, by;
  • preparing and settling invoices
  • engaging with clients regarding invoices

Skills & Qualifications

  • University Law degree;
  • Admission as an Advocate in the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate.
  • 3-6 years’ experience post admission in a general corporate commercial law firm practice.
  • Mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), joint venture and private equity transactions. Ability to administer and execute instructions, from receipt to conclusion, with minimal professional supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills, meticulousness, and high attention to detail.
  •  Ability to prioritize and coordinate work to meet deadlines in a highly pressurized environment. 
  • Be a team player, who takes his/her clients and work seriously. 


If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Corporate & Commercial  Associate/Advocate -) to on or before 16th March 2023.

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