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Legal Associate - Corporate Finance

Job Summary

Blackstone & Associates is a boutique firm that has a niche area of practice, specializing in corporate law from advising on the incorporation of the company to raising finance, through debt or equity transactions, advising on mergers & acquisition. The firm has worked on a multitude of transactions both as transaction lawyers as well as in a financial advisory capacity. We are recruiting to fill the position of a Legal Associate

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description

  • - Legal implementation of asset finance, acquisition finance, debt capital markets and property finance transactions

  • - Advising the client on the legal aspects of transactions as well as continued research into various aspects of the law and regulatory framework impacting on the legal

    viability of the transactions

  • - Reviewing of, among others, loan agreements, shareholders agreements, preference share agreements and security agreements

  • - Preparing necessary documentation, reviewing and negotiating with the client and their legal representatives to finalise the agreements

  • - Reviewing and vetting of various agreements on behalf of the client

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Being a trusted, solution-driven legal advisor and value-added partner to the client coverage, investment banking, global markets and transactional products and services businesses by providing timely, commercial and judgment-based legal advice, input and oversight. This facilitates informed, risk-based decision-making by the front office stakeholders in their activities and seamless coordination and implementation of deals;

  • Engaging and working closely with external legal counsel as and when required and ensuring their accountability, cost efficiency and competitiveness and excellence in expertise and service delivery.

  • Working closely with other stakeholders to identify legal risks, providing actionable, solution-orientated advice to mitigate those risks, reporting incidents of non-compliance as necessary and ensuring risks are properly understood and mitigated;

  • Where appropriate, drafting legal documentation;

  • Manage all legal implementation of transactions.

  • Develop and maintain strong and lasting relationships with various stakeholders across the organisation.

  • Proactively develop and manage strong working relationships with front office staff and across business units.

  • Build and maintain strong networks of internal clients and external parties.

  • Engaging and working collaboratively with deal team members in cross border and multi jurisdictions to develop a harmonized approach to common issues and policies
  • Drafting and reviewing financing and security documents
  • Inter-creditor agreements

  • Loan agreements

  • Shareholders agreements

  • Memorandums of incorporation

  • Security documents including, cessions and guarantees

  • Indemnity agreements

  • Preference share agreements

  • Legal opinion work

  • Attending to mandate and term sheets

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Advising on equity interests

  • Legal opinions

  • Mandate letters and term sheets

  • Drafting and reviewing targets, plans and timelines

  • Funding, project finance, investment advice

  • Private equity

  • Lending, project and equity

 

Knowledge / Technical Skills / Expertise Technical Competencies:

  • Legal Drafting

  • Legal knowledge

  • Legal compliance

  • Financial industry regulatory framework

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Risk awareness


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