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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
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  • Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral ...
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    Associate - Corporate Commercial & Corporate Litigation

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    About the job

    This is an amazing opportunity to join our Corporate Commercial and Litigation team in South Africa. We are looking for forward-thinking, talented lawyers who want to work with a wide range of high-quality transactional mandates.

    Our strong client base includes some of Africa’s leading businesses, including a number of regional and global corporates. You will also have the opportunity to tap into Dentons' unparalleled international reach. Our work often involves cross-border aspects and we often work with colleagues in offices around the world. Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions, from strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration.

    But why join Dentons?

    Our working environment is dynamic, supportive and progressive. It enables our people to fulfil their potential by offering a world-class talent development programme and follows our vision to be the "law firm of the future". A key part of our Diversity and Inclusion strategy is to attract, retain and progress the best talent and to be the most inclusive culture where people from all backgrounds thrive and achieve their full potential.

    The department

    Our Corporate Commercial and Litigation teams deal with a wide range of high quality transactional mandates including deals in public and private M&A, private equity, venture capital, equity capital markets and corporate recovery. Our advisory mandates include restructurings, joint ventures and strategic projects. Each year we advise on many of South Africa’s significant corporate transactions. We have a strong client base, including some of Africa's leading businesses and a number of regional or global corporates which are either headquartered or have operations in Africa. With Dentons' unparalleled international reach our work often involves cross-border aspects and we work with colleagues in offices around the world.

    Responsibilities

    • Take responsibility for matters and ensuring that they are completed within deadline and the applicable quality requirements

    • Build and maintain client relationships

    • Gain knowledge of our clients’ business and economic drivers as well as an understanding of the markets and sectors where our clients operate in order to deliver commercially astute advice

    • Contribute to business development

    • Work as part of a team, including supervising, coaching and mentoring junior members of the team

    • Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally

    Requirements

    • Strong academic record

    • Broad and extensive knowledge of corporate commercial and litigation matters

    • Exposure to a wide range of sectors with the ability to work competently with the regulatory and contractual frameworks applicable to matters

    • Experience of working with international clients in the corporate and sector (beneficial)

    • Experience of preparing and participating in pitches to clients

    • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and accuracy

    • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability

    • Dedicated to exceptional client service

    • Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus

    • Strong financial and business awareness with a demonstration of good market focus

    • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

    • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills

    • Strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development

    Applications are open until: 13 September 2021.

    Applications are only open to candidates who currently have permission to practice law in South Africa.

    Appointees will be required to be based out of either our Cape Town office.

    The firm

    Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

    We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

    Equal opportunities

    Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE

    If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via this platform.

    Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Dentons on apply.workable.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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