Lawyer position in Tunis

Deadline: September 30th, 2018.

SPE Capital is a leading Private Equity firm with a specific regional focus on the MEA region, with offices in Tunis, Dubai and Johannesburg. SPE Capital was previously the private equity arm of Swicorp, a leading financial services company active in MENA since 1987 and licensed by the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Dubai Financial Services Authority. SPE Capital has developed into one of the leading private equity players in MEA, raising over USD 1 billion in private equity funds from investors since 2004. SPE Capital
is licensed with the Mauritius FSC.
The lawyer will join SPE Capital’s team and will report to SPE’s general counsel. The selected candidate will be based in Tunis and interacting with SPE Capital’s Dubai, Abidjan, Johannesburg and Tunis teams.
This job position is a unique opportunity in Tunisia to gain exposure to legal issues relating to the Private Equity investment process, cross-border corporate matters and investment fund legal management.

Key Responsibilities:
▪ Develop and present legal solutions for investment in portfolio companies and portfolio monitoring;
▪ Draft investment contracts, supervise their signature;
▪ Help in negotiating investments and transactions;
▪ Determine the rights and obligations of the parties involved;
▪ Provide support during investment opportunities within the MEA region;
▪ Conduct research and collect data as required for projects;
▪ Assist with the preparation of various contracts and all necessary legal documents in both French, English and Arabic;

Candidate Profile & Requirements:
▪ Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from a leading French speaking law school;
▪ Bar membership required;
▪ 1-3 years of professional experience in business and corporate law;
▪ Dedication and ability to work in a team;
▪ Self-starter, attentive entrepreneurial mindset and high degree of autonomy;
▪ Interest for and willingness to have exposure to the MEA region;
▪ French and English required. Legal drafting skills in French and English are also required;
▪ Arabic and legal drafting in Arabic are highly appreciated;

Location: Tunis.
Start Date: Immediate.
Remuneration: Competitive.
Assignment duration: Indefinite.
Deadline: September 30th, 2018.
Application: Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to jobs@spe-capital.com and epontet@spe-capital.com with the title “LAWYER POSITION – TUNIS” in the subject line.

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