Role details

Legal Counsel

Johannesburg   •   R750,000 - R900,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Legal Counsel at Multinational Telecoms Company
  • TCTC: R700,000 - R900,000 per annum

About Our Client

Our client is one of the largest global telecommunication companies with operations in over 150 countries. The company specialises in the provision of services to both corporate clients and government. The company has a customer base of over 16 million people. Our client is based in Johannesburg.

Job Description

The Legal Counsel manages a wide range of activities in this Region, including:

Providing commercial, contractual and legal advice and direction to negotiate and deliver profitable and commercially effective contracts with the company's customers, partners, distributors, and key suppliers.

Working with internal and external resources to ensure that the company's businesses meet all of their compliance obligations in SSA, including corporate governance, contractual, legislative and otherwise.

Developing commercial strategies with the management of business units/sectors, providing support to the product lines, and monitoring risks.

Ensuring that the company's business is conducted in accordance with the company's trading policy.

Providing an independent view on the company's trading activities, to help to ensure that the company's goals are achieved.

To ensure that telecoms regulatory requirements in South Africa are clearly understood and to support the APAC Regulatory team in ensuring compliance with those obligations.

With the assistance of external advisors and the AMEA Regulatory team, to provide advice to the local business in respect of standard business telco regulatory issues, including trading capabilities, product availability and compliance matters.

Managing external lawyers supplying services in SSA.

Ensuring identification, mitigation and management of commercial, contractual and legal risk for bids, contract negotiations, contracts, product and proposition management. Facilitating good business decision-making by effective risk assessment (assessing probability and consequences and planning mitigation).

Providing support to the company's global business by providing local advice in respect of global deals, strategy and product and proposition roll-outs.

To provide leadership in the development of best practice for commercial transactions, including negotiation strategy, risk management, precedents, templates, training material and know-how.

Supporting the creation and maintenance of region specific LGC knowledge management material and providing training to the business on the company policies and legal issues.

Anticipating legal developments relevant to the business, and providing advice on their impact.

Supporting on-going initiatives (regional and global) to implement operational efficiencies and cost savings.

In certain Lines of Business (LoBs), subject to the approval of the VP & Regional Counsel, AMEA and/or the role holder's direct report line, the role holder may act as a point of contact, providing advice or, making executive decisions on the legal impact of commercial matters, or the commercial implications of legal advice.

Post-contract management, including attending to customer requirements and face-to-face meetings in respect of complex implementation issues. Continuous advising on contractual obligations and demarcation of those.

Corporate Governance - Providing an independent view of trading activities to ensure that the company's goals are achieved, alert and monitoring awareness. Advising on Shareholder relationship and obligations, including matters associated with statutory compliance in terms of the Companies Act and associated legislation.

Industrial Relations: Advise on labour law associated matters, including policies, risk and liabilities, issues in standard contracts, legal developments in respect of outsourcing and liaising with external council in matters requiring specialist support, including structuring of deals.

Act as lead in matters that are escalated for approvals in terms of the company's trading policies and ensuring customer and supplier contracts adhere to the directives issued.

The Successful Applicant

The Legal Counsel must have an LLB degree from a recognised South African university and at least 3 years relevant post-admission experience. The candidate must also have solid experience in commercial law, with specific focus on Telecoms.

What's on Offer

The salary on offer is dependant on the candidates relevant years of experience and current salary. The client will consider candidates within the range of R700,000 - R900,000 per annum.

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