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Retirement Funds Lawyer

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Key responsibilities will include advising on all legal matters relating to pension funds, retirement funds, unit trusts and other forms of retirement savings and benefits. Providing guidance in navigating the complex landscape of pension and retirement fund regulations. The successful candidate will also be responsible for establishing and structuring retirement funds, ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, run litigation proceedings relating to the relevant funds.

Further details regarding responsibilities:

  1. Dispute Resolution
    • Manage litigation matter, conduct internal investigations and liaise with external legal resources.
    • Represent clients or the relevant parties in ensuring the efficient resolution of negotiations and disputes.
  2. Legal advisory services
    • Providing legal advice and guidance to retirement funds, trustees, administrators, and employers on compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing retirement funds.
  3. Regulatory Compliance
    • Ensuring that retirement funds comply with all regulatory requirements imposed by the Pension Funds Act, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), and other relevant legislation.
  4. Drafting and Reviewing Legal Documents
    • Drafting, reviewing, and interpreting legal documents such as trust deeds, rules, policies, contracts, and agreements related to retirement funds.
  5. Client Representation
    • Representing retirement funds and their stakeholders in negotiations, meetings, and interactions with regulators, auditors, actuaries, investment managers, and other service providers.

Minimum experience in years and skills

  • Completed articles with a reputable law firm
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of South Africa
  • Stable career history
  • Good working knowledge on:
    • Retirement Funds
    • Unit Trusts
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • 3 - 5 years working experience

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal, Risk & Compliance

Focus: Litigation

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Cape Town

Job Reference: 9JQYNV-0E8AB76C

Date posted: 23 May 2024

Consultant: Mmamoloko Buthane

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