Legal Advisor - Atlantic Trust Company Limited, Cape Town CBD

  • Cape Town CBD
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Accounting, Legal, Finance
  • Posted by Atlantic Trust Company Limited on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Reference: 1654457
  • Apply before Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Atlantic Trust Company Limited

Position: Legal Advisor

This role will have a strong focus on administration, contract management, so it necessitates an organized and detailed individual who will have support/secretarial staff to assist. 

The expertise of a dynamic and solutions-driven Legal Advisor is sought to join its team. Your core role will be providing Legal Advisory services to internal staff and clientele to ensure they receive the necessary support and assistance in respect of legal matters. The ideal candidate must be an Admitted Attorney, who has a few years of post-grad work experience in a commercial law/litigation environment. It would also be very advantageous for the candidate to have had some experience in conveyancing and understands finance and accounting. 


  • Drafting, vetting and updating various legal documents including but not limited to the following agreements: leases, sale of property, independent service provider agreements, trust deeds, resolutions, wills, etc.
  • Advising colleagues and clients on applicable legislation, including but not limited the Companies Act and dealing with tax matters under supervision with tax experts.
  • Researching and reporting to colleagues in order to solve problems which include staying up to date with current regulation and legislation.
  • Ensuring internal databases are organised and up to date.
  • Provide ad hoc legal and compliance advice.

Candidate Requirements

Attributes Required

  • Attention to detail and excellent administrative skills
  • Quick grasp of concepts and practical application thereof
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Proactive with a consistently positive attitude
  • Strong commercial focus with practical business-minded approach
  • Ability to work hard independently and within a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written
  • Eagerness to learn 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Law degree
  • Qualified and admitted attorney with a few years’ experience
  • Ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in:
    • Commercial and/or financial law issues generally, and particularly in drafting and reviewing various commercial contracts and deeds with experienced colleagues input.
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