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  • Posted: May 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Nedbank Group Limited is a bank holding company that operates as one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. The company's shares have been listed on the JSE Limited since 1969. The group offers a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services through four main business clusters, namely Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Retai...
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    Legal Advisor

    Job Purpose

    • To consult, advise and proactively engage on all corporate and commercial law matters;
    • Provide insights and manage legislative process internally regarding relevant domestic, Rest of Africa presence countries and international legislation impacting the role
    • Drafting and vetting of various commercial agreements
    • Provide training on corporate and commercial law developments and best practice to peers and Nedbank Group Legal internal clients and stakeholders
    • Conducting research into a wide range of commercial law, financial services regulation and employment law matters.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Delivering key insights in supporting transaction and strategic decision making on corporate and commercial law matters impacting the Nedbank Group.
    • Drafting and vetting a wide range of commercial agreements.
    • Identify new corporate and commercial law legislation through subscriptions, research and stakeholder engagements, to determine impact and advise relevant stakeholders, including ROA subsidiaries
    • Proactively update standard and bespoke commercial agreements.

    The Legal Advisor is accountable to the Group Legal Head of Commercial Law and Group Chief Legal Counsel.

    • Essential Qualifications - NQF Level
    • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees

    Preferred Qualification

    • Law degree with relevant practical corporate and commercial law advisory experience, preferably within a law firm or banking institution. Being an admitted attorney or admitted advocate with would be advantageous.

    Essential Certifications
    Preferred Certifications
    Type of Exposure

    • Coaching and mentoring others
    • Identifying business risks
    • Making legal decisions
    • Assessing legal compliance
    • Drafting legal agreements; opinions; letters
    • Managing legal risks
    • Networking and building relationships
    • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with peers / subordinates / managers

    Minimum Experience Level

    • 2 - 4 years post articles experience
    • Worked in a law firm or practiced as an advocate.
    • Practical experience in working on a range of commercial contracts and related advisory.

    The following additional experience is recommended:

    • Successful track record in providing a high degree of accountability and value-added support.
    • Significant finance and/or legal and/or internal control experience in the banking and financial services sector.
    • Ability to apply skills and experience in a banking and/or insurance organisation.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence individuals at all levels of the organisation in accordance with company values.

    Technical / Professional Knowledge

    • Business principles
    • Business writing
    • Governance, Risk and Controls
    • Nedbank culture and values
    • Nedbank policies and procedures
    • Nedbank vision and strategy
    • Relevant regulatory knowledge
    • Relevant software and systems knowledge
    • Stakeholder management
    • Management information and reporting principles, tools and mechanisms
    • Behavioural Competencies
    • Communication
    • Decision Making
    • Managing Work
    • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
    • Continuous Learning
    • Innovation

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nedbank on to apply

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

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