Legal Counsel at Tatu City Limited – May 2024

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Legal Counsel

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role, you will provide general legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of areas within the organization. The primary focus of this position will be on infrastructure and construction contracts, which will include advising on, drafting and negotiating infrastructure and construction contracts. Your responsibilities will, however, not be limited to infrastructure and construction contracts but could include real estate.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on legal agreements across the Rendeavour Group’s businesses in relation to construction and infrastructure development;
  • Transitioning deals from sales and registration of leases to the delivery and utility teams for compliance with infrastructure and utility provision requirements;
  • Review, optimization and synchronization of all legal agreements used across the Group;
  • Consistently complete tasks in accordance with agreed deadlines and to the highest quality standard, meeting or exceeding expectations of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Creation of a library of legal templates for use across the Rendeavour Group and scanning and saving all transaction documents, as well as key correspondence in respect of completed transactions on the document management system;
  • Review and rationalization of the use of external legal advice across the Rendeavour Group’s East African businesses;
  • Embrace accountability, humility and commitment to Rendeavour’s business goals;
  • Support the in-house legal team in additional advisory and support tasks;
  • Drafting, reviewing and optimising internal guidelines and policies;
  • Advise on legal and risk issues affecting the Rendeavour Group’s business;
  • Conduct and commission research and analysis of specific legal questions and preparation of information memoranda, opinions and position papers;
  • Managing external legal counsel offering legal services to the Rendeavour Group and compiling reports on matters handled by the external legal counsel;
  • Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas and
  • Monitoring Kenyan legislation and advising the Rendeavour Group of companies on the impact of existing and newly enacted legislation on its businesses.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • Over 4 years’ post-qualification experience as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Strong technical ability in infrastructure and construction law and real estate/property law.
  • Track record of working on complex infrastructure and construction contracts.
  • Compliant and in possession of the current practising certificate.
  • Very strong drafting skills.
  • Previous exposure to emerging or frontier markets.

Submit Your Application

If qualified and interested, please send your CV and cover letter to LCounsel@tatucity.com by 15- May 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted