Our client builds trust and credibility by demonstrating the highest ethical standards, sound judgement, character and courage. They currently have an opportunity for Legal Counsel to manage the legal function within the company, provide in-house legal services to business units of the company in SA and support legal services abroad.
The successful incumbent will hold a BA LLB together with 4 years post admission experience with at least 1 year’s in-house exposure.
Regular communication and support of legal counsel from Company and its subsidiaries.
Provide advisory and consultation service for the MD if and when drafting and implementation of policies and business improvement projects are required.
Provide advisory and consultation service for the legal Policy formulation and assistance with monitoring of compliance from time to time.
Evaluate the merits of matters by conducting investigations and research before providing recommendations or conclusions.
Drafting and reviewing of contracts as required by divisional business unit Managers and directors.
Enter into negotiations with internal and external customers on legal matters.
Recommend to business units the implementation of contractual remedies to mitigate risk, once identified.
Provide an advisory and consultation service if and when Company’s document and contract templates are reviewed.
Provide input into and oversight of the management of legal risk by participation in risk committees and represent Company in respect of legal risk.
Regularly review and remain abreast of all statutes, regulations and government policies applicable to the company, communicate such to management and store at a central location.
Prepare reports to the Managing Director and Divisional Directors.
Attend monthly meetings with the Managing Director and Directors.
Interface with external legal counsel on ad hoc basis or as required.
Provide advisory and consultation service in lieu of disputes / litigation that may arise and management of the matters.
Coaching and training on legal requirements.
Key work outputs:
Advisory and consultation service within Company contractual obligations and risk exposure. Negotiation with customers and/or suppliers’ contractual obligations and risk exposure.
Advisory and consultation service with in business improvement design.
Drafting of contracts/agreements for Company.
Reporting on legal activities to the board.
Country: South Africa
Job Qualification & Experience:
BA LLB: with 4 years post admission experience and at least 1 year’s in-house exposure
Experience required in the drafting of Commercial documents
Industry knowledge – Engineering, Construction, Mechanical
Business Acumen vi. Contracts knowledge – FIDIC based contracts would be an advantage
Preferably international exposure working for a multinational
IP and & Trademark infringement Law
Providing Corporate Governance and Fiduciary Duty training
Strong draughting and negotiation skills
Be able to train staff (especially sales staff)
Strong research skills
Able to communicate confidently across global entities
Our client has a proven reputation for performance, quality, innovation, safety and integrity. They are at the forefront of technological advancement through ongoing research and development and continuous interaction with international research institutions.
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Legal Counsel, Edenvale- East Rand – Ref: 716897-10
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