Commercial Associate Career in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Commercial Associate

Job Ref.: OAL-285660

Location: Nairobi

Department: Commercial

Position Reports to: Managing Partner

Position May Accept work from: Other Staff on shared responsibilities.

Position Supervises: May be responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of other support personnel.


Job Purpose: Handle all corporate and commercial transactions including the preparation of documents necessary to comply with legal requirements in the conduct of business activities, e.g. Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Business registration, Financial transactions, Securities, retail, manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on commercial and corporate transactions.
  • Conduct legal research on commercial and corporate transactions.
  • Draft legal opinions, correspondence, contracts, checklists, reports and all documents necessary for commercial transactions.
  • Conduct fact investigation, analysis, due diligence, legal risk management compliance activities.
  • Conduct negotiations during the transaction.
Key Skills / Competencies
  • Exceptional Client focus.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within resource and time constraints.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of legal document filing procedures in the relevant registries.
  • Strong Research Skills:-Legal research methods using Westlaw and LexisNexis; principles of Internet research.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Commercial Awareness.
Experience & Requirements
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class)
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocates
  • 2 years of experience in drafting commercial legal documents.
External Relations
  • Court Registries
  • Suppliers
  • Government Offices
  • External Advocates
  • External Court Clerks

Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact, to (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR & THE JOB REF)

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Updated: June 9, 2016 — 4:46 pm