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Junior Legal Associate

AZA Group

AZA Group

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Madrid, Spain
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Company Summary

AZA Finance is one of the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar.

Job Summary

As the Junior Legal Associate, you play a crucial role in supporting the legal functions of the organization. Your responsibilities include conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, and providing assistance in various legal matters. Collaborating closely with legal teams and stakeholders, you ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. So, we’re looking for an empathetic young leader, with the relevant experience and skills, to help maintain and build the vision for excellent standards in the legal department, and to instill a customer-centric culture at AZA.
This is an entry-level position with great possibilities to grow and acquire transversal competencies.

This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level.

This role will be based in Madrid, Spain.


  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, understanding local regulation, mitigating legal risk, and assisting in reporting to applicable local Authorities.
  • Conducting ad hoc legal research and monitoring the regulation.
  • Assisting with drafting, reviewing, and approving of letters, contracts, internal policies/procedures, and other legal documents.
  • Assisting in the creation, collation, and regular updating of legal reports/files.
  • Creating presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Arranging meetings, preparing/updating agendas for meetings and taking notes during meetings.
  • Assisting with statutory filings globally for compliance and corporate matters etc.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of legislative amendments and regulatory updates relevant to the business in the applicable jurisdictions.
  • Assisting in preparation of training materials as well as presentations to internal stakeholders e.g. other teams and the Board.
  • Assisting with the updating of template agreements.
  • Working closely with the Head of Legal and Senior Legal Counsels on specific projects including preparing corporate governance documents and assisting with the dissolution of entities.
  • Liaising with work colleagues, internal/external stakeholders, external lawyers, regulators and other third parties locally and abroad.
  • Assisting in the general ad hoc day to day legal work.
  • Handling correspondence.

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at AZA Group.