Senior Associate (Advocate) Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client, CM ADVOCATES LLP is a premier legal and business advisory firm in Kenya and within the East Africa Community (EAC) providing its customers with a one-stop-shop for their legal and business advisory needs.

The Nairobi Head Office seeking to fill the following position: Senior Associate (Advocate) – Corporate Commercial Business Unit

CM Advocates LLP is looking to hire a knowledgeable, experienced, and dependable resource with knowledge of all aspects of commercial, corporate, and employment law and practice.

Our client is keen on hiring a person with a special bias toward law on Intellectual Property; Data Protection; Public Private Partnerships, Capital Markets, Labour, Employment, and Immigration law.

The applicant should also be one who is able to work in a consultative, collaborative, and flexible manner.

Main Duties and Accountabilities

  • Assisting with drafting, reviewing and interpretation of commercial agreements;
  • Providing legal advisory and handling of both simple and complex matters in the highlighted areas of specialization;
  • Assisting in thought leadership activities including content generation, writing of articles, and trainings in the specific areas of expertise;
  • Drafting and issuing concise, accurate, innovative, and practical legal opinions and advisory;
  • Assisting in due diligence exercises, conducting health scans, and implementing the relevant reports;
  • Driving initiatives for the successful execution of the Corporate Commercial Department’s set goals.
  • Developing and assisting on the department’s business development initiatives; and
  • Analysing and interpreting patterns and trends in the industry and sensitizing clients through the issuance of articles and legal alerts.


  • A bachelor’s degree in law
  • Equivalent of 4 – 6 years post-admission qualification experience in corporate, commercial, and labour law and practice, with the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Demonstrated experience in working on large-scale transactions with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Quick execution of instructions in a manner that does not compromise the quality of the services
  • Detail oriented
  • The ability to build, cultivate and maintain highly effective working relationships with team members and clients as well as other third parties.

Key Proficiencies

  • Critical and innovative thinking
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop original research agendas
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Data collection

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to stating the subject heading “SENIOR ASSOCIATE – CORPORATE COMMERCIAL” by Tuesday 15th November 2022 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.