In-House position as Legal Advisor – Cape Town (392 views)

Cape Town
June 12, 2018

One of South Africa’s largest Financial Houses is looking to hire a Legal Advisor. The ideal Candidate will be based at the head office in Cape Town – Western Cape.


  • LLB Degree with strong academic results
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 3-5 years PQE within the Banking and Finance Sector
  • In-house experience preferred
  • Sound knowledge of various legislation including but not limited to the Banks Act, Companies Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Non-Banks Act, Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, Long-term Insurance Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Pension Funds Act, Financial Markets Act, Exchange Control Regulations, Protection of Personal Information Act.

Key responsibilities includes:

  • Drafting and reviewing legal agreements and other legal documentation to adequately manage legal risks;
  • Reviewing and providing advice on company legal policies which include legal compliance policy, online policies and regulations and company rules;
  • Ensuring minimisation of financial risk through accurate advice to the business on potential legal issues;
  • Providing Legal support to business management by developing general awareness, monitoring of consistency, compliance to plans, policies and procedures;
  • Providing timeous, professional advice and solutions in respect of legal matters to persons within the company, on request or initiated, resulting in business sustainability and risk mitigation.
  • Addressing regulatory queries between the Client and regulators such as the Financial Services Board;
  • Drafting various legal opinions on inter alia application of South African law in financing transactions, credit transactions and investment matters;
  • Presenting of legal and risk training to business clusters;
  • Reviewing and providing advice to the business cluster of the company on various legislative and client complaints; 
  • Drafting of new product terms and processes.
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