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Admitted Attorneys with solid commercial and in-house legal experience (5+ PQE)

Posted on: 10 May 2019 566 views
: Admitted attorneys
: Cognia Law

Cognia Law is recruiting 5+ PQE Admitted attorneys with solid commercial law and in-house legal experience.


Company & Client Profiles

The legal profession is undergoing important changes as the world becomes increasingly connected. A significant part of this change is corporate law departments and law firms drawing upon cost-effective legal services from offshore destinations. South Africa is increasingly becoming an important source of such offshore support for North American, European, and Australian clients, to name a few jurisdictions. In this context, Cognia Law is a next generation legal service outsourcing provider that is at the cutting edge of these developments. We specialise in partnering with international law firms and multinational corporations to harness the legal expertise South Africa has to offer.

In practice Cognia Law provides

  • Legal resourcing services both in the EU and South Africa that support our clients in sourcing good quality temporary project managers, paralegals and lawyers required to work on client site to support project related legal work e.g. litigation document review and contract remediation projects.
  • Legal managed services supported by teams of qualified lawyers in South Africa that support a global client base on a range of increasingly sophisticated services, ranging from contract management to M&A due diligence and litigation.

Role Description

Cognia Law offers an alternative to candidates who want to experience a different side of law. The successful candidates will be part of a team based in Cape Town. 

Candidate Requirements

  • Law degree from a top South African or UK/ EU based tertiary institution
  • 5+ years’ experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements at a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Exposure to asset management and/or a strong banking and finance background (desired but not compulsory).
  • Languages: English – spoken and written (required)

Required skills include:

  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written/ verbal communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as an integral part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Developed skills in legal drafting
  • Commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set
  • A good grasp of Microsoft Office applications
  • Be comfortable with technological applications, plus a knowledge of legal review platforms will be beneficial
  • Good time management skills and the ability to operate well in high-pressure environments
  • Strong team player
  • Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue

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