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Commerical Associate


George Town, Cayman Islands

Job Description

Provide legal advice on a wide range of matters to commercial clients, including international banks, public and private companies, trust companies and international financial institutions. Workload will involve advising on a broad range of offshore corporate and commercial transactions involving BVI companies.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Delivering professional/technical advice to your clients
• Business development
• Training, supervision and development

General Duties:

Professional/Technical Advice:
• Advise clients competently and confidently on the technical aspects of a wide range of commercial matters including commercial contracts, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance and shareholder agreements;
• Draft simple and complex documents with accuracy and appropriate content;
• Be assertive and creative when developing or finding solutions to problems and methods of working. Add value through innovative ideas and approaches;
• Approach issues with commercial sense and provide solutions which are pragmatic;
• Guide clients on strategy relating to the particular matter they are advising on, meeting client needs or reacting quickly to changing requirements. Recognise the implication of changes in transactions;
• Prepare case analyses and supporting documentation with cost estimates. Be confident in discussions with matter partner about appropriate cost budgets and billing;
• Effectively monitor WIP and amounts billed against cost estimates and agreed budgets and billing arrangements;
• Participate in the firm's internal and external training programmes;
• Contribute to the development of Know How and precedents when drafting documents.

Business Development
• Build and maintain relationships with clients, to help retain and attract more clients and work into the business. Actively contribute to the development of clients and contacts for the whole firm;
• Take a proactive role in developing relationships with key clients. Work with others to ensure a cross-departmental approach is taken to client management. Recognise and exploit cross-selling opportunities;
• Have a good understanding of activities and services of competitors and have mechanisms in place to keep up to date;
• Clearly understand the firm's strategy and look for ways that the department can work with other groups to further develop opportunities. Participate effectively as a member of the team involved in winning business;
• Play an active role in the firm's CSR initiatives and encourage those within the team to get involved;
• Actively promote the firm's public profile. Training, Supervision and Development
• Support senior associates and partners in the management and training of junior members of the team;
• Help create a participative and productive work environment;
• Respect and encourage the contribution of junior Fee Earners and support staff. Motivate such colleagues through recognition, praise and mentoring;
• Constantly look for ways to develop own skills and knowledge.

Professional Qualifications/ Education Level:


• Completion of a law degree or a Graduate Diploma in Law


• Completion of a Legal Practice Certificate (or equivalent)

• Some experience of working within a legal environment
• Experience of working within a procedural based environment
• An interest in legal matters
• An analytical mind Knowledge of, or the aptitude to acquire knowledge of local legislation
• An understanding of relevant Anti-money laundering legislation

Please call Kelly for a Private & Confidential conversation on (345) 7691 792...

Alternatively please send your resume directly to [email protected]


Any questions?

Kelly Autridge


[email protected]


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