Legal Advisor (210 views)

Cape Town
April 4, 2018
Synopsis:
Our client is a Cape Town based Empowerment Investment Company, listed on the JSE with investments held across various industries. The position is that of a Legal Advisor (General Commercial) and will form part of the Legal Team.

Min Requirments:
• Have an LLB or equivalent degree.

• Admission as Attorney / Advocate and subsequent experience in legal practice is a requirement.

• Must have a minimum of 5 years’ exposure to a legal practice or in-house legal department (post qualification) dealing primarily with general commercial work/drafting and vetting of a wide variety of contracts of the nature described above. • A sound knowledge of legislation impacting the above business lines

• A LLM qualification will be advantageous.

• Experience in High Court Litigation and Intellectual Property will be advantageous.

• Excellent command of the English language.

• High level of computer proficiency.

• Be keen to develop and grow.

• Be enthusiastic and display a positive attitude.

• Ability to work in a team and independently.

• Perform well under pressure.

• Display a high level of accuracy in his/her work.

• Highly articulate communication ability and good client service orientation.

• Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, logical thought processes and sound judgment and decision-making abilities.

• Be innovative.

• Maintain confidentiality of all information both from internal and external sources.

• Be reliable, have integrity and display a professional approach.

• Excellent organisational, planning and prioritising skills

EE Candidates Preferred

Role Description:
• Providing legal support to the business of the organisation in South Africa to ensure legal compliance of such businesses;
• Vetting of commercial agreements and other legal documents;
• Drafting of commercial agreements, legal correspondence and other legal documents for every business area across the organisation, including lease agreements, multiagreement transactions and impact, corporate finance-, joint venture - and companyrelated agreements, procurement -, services -, service level - and outsourcing agreements, information technology related agreements, sponsorship- and marketing agreements, reviewing of marketing materials and distribution agreements;
• Draft master agreements for recurring business models so as to standardize key terms and streamline the contract review process.
• Ensure that contracts are of a consistently high quality, practically implementable, substantially fulfils the businesses’ requirements, and are compliant with the relevant legislation.
• Provide advice to all stakeholders across the company’s businesses in SA;
• Assist in negotiations with potential business partners and provide advice to management to ensure that it is aware of the legal impact of its decisions.
• Ensure that the legal advice provided is of a consistently high quality, practically implementable, commercially and legally strategic, and compliant with the relevant legislation.
• Attending to all legal and regulatory aspects of transactions and projects when required, including the briefing and management of external lawyers and the negotiation of the various agreements;
• Providing Corporate Commercial (M
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