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Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #15600
Job Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Type Freight, Logistics
Job Role Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary R1.5 million TCTC per annum

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality South African
Degree University law degree and Professional law qualification

Job Description

  • Job Status: Open

As Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for all legal matters for the companies throughout English speaking Sub-Saharan Africa as well as minimize the risk of legal exposure in key activities related to commercial and operating practices. You’ll represent the company in all aspects of legal requirements to ensure that the company processes & procedures comply with local and/or international legislation as well as standard corporate practices. In this role, you’ll focus on drafting and finalizing various form agreements, including the negotiation of Multi-National Customers (MNC) and and some CSI customer contracts in the relevant countries.
Main Responsibilities:
Advise members of business on legal and related risks associated with company operations.
Involved in providing a comprehensive "one stop shop" for subject matter legal expertise operations.
Review legal analyses and make recommendations to senior management on how to respond to legal issues or proposed changes in laws and regulations.
Review and approve legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents related to a variety of trade, commercial, financial, and operational matters (e.g., loans, leases, purchase agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, employment contracts) to protect the organisation's legal and business interests.
Advise business on legal trends and developing areas of law.
Design and implement legal risk mitigation strategies in your area of responsibility.
Responsible for assuring organization's legal interests are best represented and protected in customer, vendor and third party contracts, including being an active participant in negotiating such contracts.
Responsible for defending the organization's legal interests in litigation and claims, which may include external legal spend in sub-region with highest level responsibility.
Work with the Head of Legal EEMEA (based in Dubai) and the East and Southern Africa Area Director (based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) to manage all aspects of internal and external legal spend in your area of responsibility.

Key Skills

  • Job Role: Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Industry: Legal
  • Salary: R1.5 million TCTC per annum

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Required Experience:
University law degree
Professional law qualifications
Subject matter expert with ability to apply legal knowledge and experience in Africa
Strong analytical skills
5 years of legal practice either within a commercial law firm or in-house legal department
Experience in litigation would be a plus
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, helpful to have a knowledge in other languages used in Africa.

Additional Requirements

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