Role details

Legal Advisor

Johannesburg   •   R800,000 - R1,200,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • In-house legal counsel at Multinational
  • EE/AA candidates only

About Our Client

Our client is a global company with over 80 000 employees world wide. They specialise in products across various industries, including energy, healthcare, consure and industrial. They have been operating for over 100 years and are the owners of various household brands. The role is based in Johannesburg.

Job Description

The main functions of the Legal Advisor role will be:

  • To assess and manage disputes, make recommendations for dispute resolution alternatives and manage the process from end to end
  • To lead transactional projects and counsel clients in assigned areas of responsibility, including distributorships, buy/sell agreements, confidentiality agreements (CDAs), consulting agreements, licenses, joint development agreements, R&D agreements, and public/private partnerships
  • To prepare, review, negotiate, and draft contracts and manage agreement approval process for assigned transactions
  • To identify and quantify legal risks and create options or alternatives to appropriately balance risk and business objectives, and proactively raise issues that have applicability across business units within one or more countries
  • To lead the development or review and implementation of new legal and business processes or policies across one or more functions within a country
  • To provide advice, counsel, and training to clients on a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to contract law, competition law, data privacy law, company law, employment law, and consumer protection, in order to educate and empower internal clients to manage the legal framework in their respective businesses/functions
  • To provide supervision and leadership to internal clients and stakeholders
  • To support the global Intellectual Property team
  • To act as an advisor to the business team that leads local strategic projects

The candidate will have to be able work in a high pressurised environment, and be capable of understanding and meeting the needs of the various business unites.

A candidate with exposure to working in the Sub-Saharan region is preferential.

The Successful Applicant

The Legal Advisor must have and LLB degree, and be an admitted attorney in South Africa. The candidate must also have a minimum of 5 years post admission experience in commercial law, and having exposure to dispute resolution is advantageous. The candidate must also have exposure to working at a Multinational and communicating with internal stakeholders from various different jurisdictions. Exposure to work in the sub-Saharan region is preferential.

What's on Offer

The package on offer will be discussed with each successful candidate.

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