Associate – Property Banking and Finance Job Careers – MMAKS Advocates

Organisation: MMAKS
Advocates
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
MMAKS Advocates is
part of the Africa Legal Network (ALN), Africa’s widest and most integrated
legal alliance of independent top-tier firms. ALN is present in 15 jurisdictions,
including Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius,
Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. This
footprint allows ALN Firms to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of legal
advise in key African development destinations.
Our Commercial Team
is comprised of two sub teams, i.e. Corporate Advisory and Property, Banking
& Finance. The Banking and Finance Team advises both incountry and
international lenders on their most intricate and high volume transactions. The
Firm handles sophisticated local as well as cross-boarder and
multi-jurisdictional transactions covering plain vanilla lending, syndications,
project finance, blended finance and private equity financing.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Associate will work as part of a team on
banking and finance matters handled by the Firm. In more detail, the areas of
responsibility include:
·       
Carrying
out instructions from Partners in transactions and/or projects for various
types of finance.
·       
Drafting
and reviewing of various security documents.
·       
Reviewing
foreign law governed finance documents for Uganda law compliance.
·       
Attending
to due diligence investigations.
·       
Conducting
legal research and drafting opinions on various corporate and financing related
matters.
·       
Providing
advise to clients on legal issues, risk and regulatory compliance.
·       
Interacting
regularly with current and prospective clients in order to build a good network
and relationships; and
·       
Any
other duties as may be assigned to you by the Partners.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a law Degree and an Advocate of the High Court or
equivalent qualifications.
·       
A
Master’s degree is an added advantage.
·       
Experience
with Loan Market Association documentation is an added advantage.
·       
At least
seven to nine years’ experience in corporate advisory with a solid company law
foundation as well as  banking and
finance work to advise the equity and debt side of financing.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in working on large scale projects with multiple stakeholders.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in drafting and negotiating security and associated documents.
·       
Proficient
in the use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office Packages.
·       
This
role will require a high calibre and experienced Legal Associate with the
highest levels of ambition and commitment.
·       
Excellent
verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly
with a range of people from diverse backgrounds.
·       
Ability
to multitask in a complex and demanding environment.
·       
Strong
attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
·       
Extremely
organised and efficient.
·       
The
ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a
range of people (both internally and externally).
·       
A
commitment to teamwork and working in a professional manner.
·       
Commitment
to our mission and strong ethical integrity.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a cover letter and updated CV to hr@ug.africalegalnetwork.com
Deadline: Thursday, 19th March 2020
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