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Job Vacancy : Legal Advisor : Law Services At Sanlam .. Apply Now

Posted on: 11 Jan 2020 1012 views
: Legal Advisor : Law Services
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Who are we?

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions. These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services. Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.

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What will you do?

Responsible for assisting in a variety of assigned legal projects. Prepares legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds and trust instruments for review, approval and use by the Legal Advisor. Prepares affidavits of documents and maintains document file.

Output/Core Tasks

  • Provide various business units with on time, up to date understandable, practical and relevant legal advice
  • Analyse disputes; consider, negotiate, implement and manage appropriate solutions
  • Facilitate the involvement of external lawyers
  • Consider practical and cost-effective alternatives, risks and trends
  • Consider short and long term implications of impending regulatory amendments, as well as implications for the industry
  • Negotiate, draft and vet all required legal agreements including but not limited to binders, outsourcing, intermediary agreements, SLA’s, re-insurance agreements, data sharing agreements, NDA’s, joint venture agreements, cross-border transactional agreements,
  • Research, prepare and draft opinions required;
  • Conduct and prepare impact analysis of regulatory changes;
  • Assist with litigation matters;
  • Represent Sanlam SPF at required internal and external stakeholder engagements

What will make you successful in this role?


Role Requirements:

  • LLB or higher law degree, Admitted Attorney

Experience & Knowledge

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in the financial services industry
  • Good knowledge of the FSRA, FAIS Act and Code of Conduct, good contract drafting skills, sound knowledge of research skills and writing of opinions, good knowledge of litigation and ADR processes.

Personal Attributes And Competencies

  • Ability to function under pressure and deal with disputes
  • Strong eye for detail whilst getting to the core of a matter
  • Ample initiative and an independent work approach
  • Strong business acumen
  • Sound linguistic skills
  • Sound drafting skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Client orientation
  • Meeting of deadlines

Knowledge And Skills

Qualification and Experience

Reporting and Administration

Quality, compliance and accreditation

Business Processes

Services Knowledge

Personal Attributes

Communicates effectively - Contributing independently

Decision quality - Contributing independently

Self-development - Contributing independently

Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future - your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters - Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office - the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently

Customer focus - Contributing independently

Drives results - Contributing independently

Collaborates - Contributing independently

Being resilient - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Closing date : 31 January 2020

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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