The Transactional Lawyer will have the following responsibilities :
Providing legal advice to transactional deal teams in connection with equity and quasi-equity investments and other types of investment transactions
Drafting and reviewing legal documentation and engaging in due diligence
Negotiating with external counterparties
Supervising outside counsel
Other items to be determined by the General Counsel from time to time
Essential Qualifications & Experience
At least 7 years post-qualification experience at a top-tier transactional law firm is required.
Substantial experience as an in-house counsel with a company that engages in investment transactions in emerging markets is preferred.
Significant experience in equity investment transactions required.
Experience in equity investments in infrastructure transactions is strongly preferred.
Experience in emerging markets equity transactions is strongly preferred.
Experience in fund formation and management is helpful.
Experience in infrastructure project financing is helpful.
Exemplary writing skills are required.
Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Ability to identify, assess and summarize legal, regulatory, commercial and operational risks
Detail oriented, with an ability to distinguish among issues of varying priority
In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following :
Interest in Africa50’s mission, strategy and values
Strong intellectual and analytical abilities
Able to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels
Culturally sensitive and able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
Genuine commitment to sustainable development
Willingness to travel extensively.
Superior written and verbal communication skills in English. A working knowledge of French is preferable, but not required.
How To Apply
To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to recruitment africa50.
com. All applications will be acknowledged.