Legal Advisor Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Legal Advisor

Hiring Organization: Standard Bank
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Banking
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/09/2024

About Standard Bank Group

Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets offering a full range of banking and related financial services. “Africa is our home, we drive her growth” Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value. This sets the primary goals and standard of excellence we intend to achieve in the medium term. With a heritage of over 150 years, we have an on-the-ground presence in 20 countries in sub‑Saharan Africa; fit-for-purpose representation outside Africa; and a strategic partnership with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

In line with the realities of risk, regulation, technology and competition that characterise our operating context, we continue to invest significantly in our diversified operations; our people and culture; our systems and infrastructure; and our brand. In doing so, we understand that our commercial success and social relevance over the long term depends on placing our clients at the centre of everything we do, and ensures that the outcomes of our activities are a catalyst for growth on this continent we call home. The long-term foreign currency ratings for The Standard Bank of South Africa, the single largest operating entity within the Standard Bank Group, are: Fitch Ratings BBB- (negative), Moody’s Baa2 (negative) and Standard & Poor’s BBB- (negative). The group is listed on the JSE Limited, share code SBK, and the Namibian Stock Exchange, share code SNB. The largest bank in the world, ICBC, is a 20.1% shareholder in the group. Other than the 20.1% ICBC shareholding, 32.9% of Standard Bank’s shareholder base is foreign. We subscribe to the Code of Banking Practice, a set of principles governing banking in South Africa and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and fairness.

Job Purpose

To identify, manage and mitigate legal risks and implement adequate controls and mitigation over such risks including by drafting and / or ensuring the appropriateness, validity and enforceability of all legal documentation.

To maintain an ongoing relationship with the business and provide accurate, reliable, timely and well-informed legal advice and support on transactional, regulatory and other Corporate & Investment Banking matters and involvement in the structuring and execution of transactions in line with applicable laws, market practice and the Bank’s practices, policies and procedures.


  • At least 8+ years PQE & banking and finance

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Articulating Information
  • Checking Details
  • Documenting Facts
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Examining Information

Technical Competencies:

  • Contract Management
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Framework
  • Legal Advisory & Interpretation
  • Legal Drafting
  • Legal Knowledge

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