Junior Associate (Ref: MEJA)

Position in the Legal sector in Randburg - Gauteng
Posted On Monday 6 December 2021
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Junior Associate in fulfilling the credit compliance function in transaction execution, post-transaction monitoring and support for recoveries


Main job function

Assisting with the vetting of the terms and conditions of deals from a legal perspective prior to the Credit Committee approving a deal

Performing KYC/FICA/AML/PEP checks on clients

Drafting legal agreements and related documents from standard templates (e.g., Loan Agreements, Pledge and Cession Agreements, Guarantees, etc.)

Instructing attorneys to attend to the registration of securities (e.g., mortgage bonds, special notarial bonds, etc.)

Liaising with colleagues regarding conditions, implementation and execution of deals

Ensuring compliance with all other conditions of a deal prior to disbursing funds on a deal

Assisting with general recovery matters (e.g., Sending letters of demand, liaising with external attorneys, etc.)

General monitoring of portfolio 

Provide legal advice and services to the organisation and its employees in corporate and commercial matters

Draft Term Sheets, ensuring they encapsulate the terms of the credit approval and perform general administration in respect of the facility agreement preparations and finalisation

Attend to queries from credit analyst, operations and clients, providing legal expertise to the Credit Committee

Draft documentation including regulatory required documents, non-standard security agreements and resolutions.

To ensure that all client documents are up to date and signed off correctly and all required information is loaded onto the system 


Law Degree

Admitted Attorney


1-2 Years Post Articles work experience

Commercial Litigation experience - mandatory

Understands the impact of incorrect compliance paperwork

Attention to deal

Organized & professional work ethic

Ability to take initiative and learn quickly

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Comfortable in engaging with customers at all levels

Comfortable dealing with conflict and litigation related to recoveries

Techno Savvy


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Melanie Els