Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Neg
Recruiter: MECS Africa
Job Ref: JHB008410/LB
Summary: My client is seeking an M&A Attorney with 1 - 3 years experience in mergers and acquisitions and or corporate law.



Job Description

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in M&A and/or corporate law
  • Equipped to handle high pressure environment
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, including corporate compliance, corporate structures and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, who wants to branch out into tax law.

Duties / Requirements:

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in M&A and/or corporate law
  • Contract drafting and analysing terms of agreements.
  • Drafting technical opinions.
  • Sound judgment and outstanding analytical and contractual skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, initiative and confidence. 
  • Ability to provide practical legal advice and risk assessment
  • Ability to work to tight and/or conflicting deadlines
  • Invoicing clients and tracking billables.
  • Miscellaneous assistance to Line Manager/Partner

Attending to client specific matters which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Drafting legal opinions;
  • Representing client in SARS dispute resolution – objections, appeals etc.;
  • Applying for Rulings;
  • Corresponding with SARS on a regular basis;
  • Preparing and submitting Voluntary Disclosure Applications;
  • Research on various aspects of tax law;
  • Proposing tax efficient corporate structures;
  • Trust tax advisory;
  • Expatriate tax advisory;
  • Drafting contracts with tax principles in mind;
  • General tax advice;
  • Assisting group employees with legal/tax law research; and
  • Reviewing opinions and articles drafted by internal staff/attorneys.


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