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PARALEGAL AND COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT PRIVATE EQUITY – TUNIS

SPE Capital is a leading Private Equity firm with a specific regional focus on the MEA region, with offices in Tunis, Casablanca, Cairo, Abidjan and Paris. SPE Capital was previously the private equity arm of Swicorp, a leading financial services company active in MENA since 1987.

We are now seeking a paralegal and compliance assistant to join our in-house legal team based in Tunis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to SPE team in all legal aspects relating to SPE, its funds and investments including reviewing a variety of legal agreements and contracts with third parties, providing support for investment SPVs creation and KYC and integrity procedures, etc

  • Providing general corporate secretarial assistance for all SPE entities

  • Drafting agendas, minutes and memorandums for meetings and preparing updates, presentations, reporting on topics relevant to corporate governance, compliance, etc

  • Organizing and maintaining databases and files (scanning and classifying documents – electronic and hard copy), having agreements signed and distributing to appropriate parties

  • assisting SPE compliance officer in ensuring that all SPE entities establish and maintain an effective best practices compliance and integrity program

Candidate Profile & Requirements

  • Law or equivalent Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 2 years + of corporate paralegal and/or compliance experience.

  • Fluent in English and French is required, knowledge of Arabic is preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, dealing professionally and politely with people internally and externally

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

Location: Tunis

Start Date: October 2021.

Assignment duration: Open-ended with 3 months trial period, renewable once.

Application: Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to jobs@spe-capital.com with the title “Paralegal and Compliance Assistant” in the subject line.

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