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Legal Manager & Assistant Company Secretary

Job Type:   Full Time

Job Category:   Legal

Closing Date:   March 26th, 2020

Location:   Nairobi

Cytonn Investments is an alternative investment manager, with a captive real estate development capability. Cytonn has a unique strategy of coupling two compelling demand areas – the lack of high yielding investment products due to the large banking spread, and the lack of institutional grade real estate; by providing high yielding instruments to attract funding from investors, and we deploy that funding to investment grade, well planned and comprehensive real estate developments that are largely pre-sold.

Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, FinTech, and hospitality.

Cytonn Investments Management PLC is looking to employ an energetic, passionate, creative and hardworking individual, with leadership abilities to join the legal team. Reporting to The Chief Executive Officer, The Legal Manager and Assistant Company Secretary shall provide Leadership, Strategic Legal Advice and solutions whilst offering assistance to the Company secretarial team, in order to manage the legal aspects of the various corporate, investment and real estate divisions of Cytonn Investments.

Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing the Legal department
  • Leading litigation strategies and execution across the Group
  • Advising on all matters regarding Corporate and commercial law, Investments and real estate; including the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws that govern these areas of business;
  • Provide high quality legal opinions to enable effective management of Cytonn Investments legal risks;
  • Co-ordination of legal reviews, documentation and closing of product documentation and commercial and real estate transactions;
  • Designing commercial and legal structures that lead to innovative solutions
  • Ensuring that the legal real estate strategy is executed across each project life-cycle; including deal origination, conveyancing, project management and facilities management
  • Assisting in Company Secretarial roles within the Cytonn Group
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts
  • Overseeing the legal team, legal budget and structure, including policies, procedures, registers, safes and company documentation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

  • At least seven (7) years relevant experience in a busy law firm or a senior role in a corporation’s legal department
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing with at le
  • A Second Class Upper Degree in Law (LL. B) from a recognized University
  • Must have attained a B+ and above in O levels/ high school
  • Knowledge and relevant practice and understanding of litigation practice
  • Knowledge and relevant practice in either investments and/or real estate sectors
  • Ability to pro-actively and creatively manage potential legal issues
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A team player willing to lead, collaborate, adapt and work with minimum supervision with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The Legal Manager and Assistant Company Secretary shall have the opportunity to practice across various areas of law, work in a dynamic legal and management team, manage and lead various transactions, and therefore hone and grow their legal skills in a diverse financial services and real estate company

How to Apply

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