Legal Officer


Legal & Regulatory

Head Office

Key Responsibilities
  • To ensure that all processes and changes thereto are fully documented.
  • To ensure that legal opinions given on all matters are robust, well researched and fully protect the overall interest of the Bank.
  • To establish a system for tracking turn around time for all legal advices.
  • To vet/draft agreements pertaining to all services availed by or provided by the Bank;
  • To assist in the complete implementation of all agreements.
  • To vet/draft security documents in accordance with approved terms, evaluating critical issues pertaining to security documents and ensuring that they do not contain any irregularity.
  • To assist Documentation team when required, including drafting of new formats of documentation.
  • To prepare all litigation cases together with other members of the Legal Unit, ensure proper follow up and report on the status of new and outstanding cases with proper escalation to Management;
  • To introduce a prioritization process and turnaround time for all cases referred by Recovery Department;
  • To assist in the drafting of answers to plaints with summons and counter affidavits and ensure that, at all times, the interests of the Bank are well protected.
  • To keep up to date with amendments in legislations and advise on their implications for the Bank.
Technical Skills:
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent relationship management and analytical skills necessary for interaction with the Judicial system and other negotiating parties
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration.
  • Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters.
  • Good planning and organization skills and proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters
 Behavioural Skills/ Competencies:
  • Analytical and organizational skills.
  • Customer and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent team spirit.
  • Proactive, dynamic and solution provider.
  • Good interpersonal and communication (oral/written) skills.
 Qualifications & Experience:
  • LLB undergraduate degree holder.
  • At least five years’ legal experience in financial services ideally in a handling legal cases , contract negotiation and drafting with skills in leading a legal team, preferably in the Banking Sector
Please ensure all your personal, academic and professional details are up to date. Any incomplete application will not be considered. Management reserves the right not to make any appointment following this advertisement.

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