CM Advocates LLP - Associate (Advocate)- Corporate Commercial Business Unit

Our client, CM ADVOCATES LLP is a premier legal and business advisory firm in Kenya and within the East Africa Community (EAC) providing its customers with a one-stop-shop for their legal and business advisory needs.

The Nairobi Head Office seeking to fill the following position:
Associate (Advocate)- Corporate Commercial Business Unit

CM Advocates LLP is looking to hire a knowledgeable, experienced and dependable resource with knowledge of all aspects on commercial, corporate and employment law and practice. Our client is keen on hiring a person with a special bias towards law on Intellectual Property; Data Protection; Contract Review; ESG; Public Private Partnerships, Capital Markets, Labour, Employment and Immigration law. The applicant should also be one who is able to work in a consultative, collaborative and flexible manner.

Main Duties and Accountabilities
• Assisting with drafting, review and interpretation of commercial agreements;
• Providing legal advisory and handling of both simple and complex matters in the highlighted areas of specialisation;
• Assisting in thought leadership activities including content generation, writing of articles and trainings in the specific areas of expertise;
• Drafting and issuing concise, accurate, innovative and practical legal opinions and advisory;
• Assisting in due diligence exercises, conducting health scans and implementing the relevant reports;
• Driving initiatives for successful execution of the Corporate Commercial Department’s set goals.
• Developing and assisting on the department’s business development initiatives; and
• Analyzing and interpreting patterns and trends in the industry and sensitizing clients through issuance of articles and legal alerts.

• Second Class Upper Bachelor’s degree in law
• Equivalent of 4 – 6 years post admission qualification experience in corporate, commercial and labour law and practice, with the ability to exercise independent judgment
• Demonstrated experience in working on large scale transactions with multiple stakeholders
• Knowledge of research methodologies, concepts, practices, and procedures
• Quick execution of instructions in a manner that does not compromise the quality of the services
• Detail oriented
• The ability to build, cultivate and maintain highly effective working relationships with team members and clients as well as other third parties.

Key Proficiencies
• Critical and innovative thinking
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent legal research skills
• Advanced analytical skills
• Attention to detail
• Problem-solving skills
• Ability to develop original research agendas
• Interpersonal skills
• Data collection

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to stating the subject heading “ASSOCIATE CORPORATE COMMERCIAL” by Thursday 8th February 2024 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted