Our Client a well-established fully fledged & approved commercial Bank in East Africa is currently seeking to fill the role of a Legal Manager
The Legal Manager will be responsible providing general legal advisory services on statutes, regulations, and case law, commercial and litigation services to the key stake holders. S/He will be the pillar that takes care of the regulatory and compliance aspect of the bank.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company\'s matters
Developing and leading internal audit and corporate compliance programs
Supervision of delivery of legal services and resources to achieve corporate goals, strategies and priorities
Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large
Advising the Management and other senior corporate officers on a variety of legislative issues
To receive instructions from all SBU\'s in relation to Litigation, Commercial Banking and Finance, Industrial Relations and any other related legal issues including any risk matters that impact the Bank.
Gather research and analyze data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes, and provide professional written and oral legal advice to managers and officers in relation to legal and legal-policy issues.
Represent the company at meetings with public and private sector organizations: administrative tribunals, arbitration tribunals, court hearings and dispute settlements.
Review and vet and certify internal business publications, formal announcements and media releases. Make decisions regarding the release of documents by BSP.
Draft legal instruments on behalf of company (including proposals for changes to if any, in administrative, commercial and litigation matters.).
Oversee all conveyances of mortgaged properties and advise Para-Legal in conjunction; to review matter files and make recommendations for closure and or brief out to external Law.
To provide assistance to branches in daily, queries relating to legal/operational issues
Vet/review of bank guarantees, counter guarantees, POAs/Indemnity and other legal documents.
LLB Degree from a recognized University
Must hold the most current Practicing Certificate as an Advocate of the High court of Kenya.
A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in the Banking & Finance Industry
A successful track record in Civil & Commercial litigation will be an added advantage.
Competencies and Skills required
Broad base of legal practice experience
Excellent communication, presentation, research & analytical skills.
Demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills
Must have high moral integrity and character
Highly organized and good time management skills
Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and focus