Corporate Legal Counsel (Johannesburg)

Location
South Africa, Johannesburg
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
03 Jun 2018
Closes
01 Jul 2018
Ref
SALEGAL
Contact
Stephanie Powell
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Corporate
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a very high profiled US global company. They would like to hire a mid-level corporate lawyer to be based in their Johannesburg office, with at least 4 years PQE. The legal counsel will handle legal, compliance and professional affairs matters primarily for the South Africa Market.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the review, drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts and other legal documents in.
  • Responsible for providing advice to consultants and corporate support functions on legal issues generally, including the legal/contractual implications of commercial business decisions and compliance related issues;
  • Analyse new and changing laws and regulations;
  • Identify liability exposure and provides creative solutions to manage and reduce risk;
  • Interacts with outside counsel
  • Assist with all matters related to legal support of the businesses, including compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations;
  • Be the "Go To" lawyer and trusted adviser for all South Africa legal matters.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer with at least 4years PQE from an a large MNC and/or international law firm.
  • Strong contract review, drafting and negotiation skills in English.
  • Project management experience, including excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environment
  • Transactional/corporate experience a must.
  • Outgoing and able to work independently with minimal supervision is key.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.