German/English Speaking Commercial Paralegal/Attorney

City of Cape Town, Western Cape 2 March

AKA Recruitment

  • Description

    Our client, a next generation outsourced legal service provider from Cape Town would like to employ a German and English Speaking Commercial Paralegal/ Attorney. The company has become aware of the changes occurring in corporate law firms worldwide and is thus looking into providing legal services from offshore destinations. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain international experience and be exposed to global policies and procedures. The candidate will form part of a team of lawyers and industry professionals supporting the legal department of a global investment banking division, providing legal, transactional and risk management support to multiple businesses across the bank.
    Key performance areas:
    Reviewing, drafting, negotiating contract documentation for the client across a variety of financial products and regions using contract templates in both English and German
    Liaising with legal, sales and trading in respect of trade
    Submitting listing applications
    Drafting and negotiating a broader range of derivative documents, including:
    ISDA Master Agreements
    Credit Support Annexes/Deeds
    Prime Brokerage Agreements
    Futures and Options and Listed Derivatives documentation
    Qualifications and experience:
    LLB in Law or Legal Practice Course from a top RSA or UK/ EU tertiary institution
    Two to four years’ experience at a law firm or in-house legal department with relevant experience (adv.: Expertise in banking and finance/ capital markets legal work)
    Bi-lingual German and English
    Competencies required:
    Professional written and verbal skills in German and English
    Excellent interpersonal skills
    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    Good time management
    Ability to operate well in high-pressure environments
    Ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a team
    Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue
    Developed skills in legal drafting
    Competent in Microsoft Office applications
    Ability to work in an international environment with an understanding of client needs across regions
    A commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set
    Be comfortable with technological applications (adv.: Knowledge of legal review platforms)
    If you meet the above requirements, with a UK / EU passport, and if you are interested in the position, please send your CV to ******
  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English ,German
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • German/English Speaking Commercial Paralegal/Attorney

  • Recruiter

    AKA Recruitment

  • Province

    City of Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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