Senior Legal Counsel

  • Full-time
  • Alexander Bay, Northern Cape, South Africa View on Map
  • posted 1 week ago
  • Posted : 25 Nov 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Qualification Matric CertificateBachelor Degree
  • Years of experience 4

Job Description

The Role: Essential Functions:

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
  • Deal with external parties (regulators, external counsel, clients, advocates)
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Review client contracts and ensure risk is minimized
  • Review and or draft Reseller Agreements, Representation Agreements, Software Development Agreements
  • Add detailed commercial value to a contractual review
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations
  • Review and comment on Government tenders

Skills and Experience: Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum of a LLB Degree.
  • Post admission experience of at least 4 years at a law firm in SA, or as an in-house legal counsel specialising in Corporate and Commercial work with a focus on software agreements.
  • BBEEE position only, African male or female.
  • Strong commercial legal background dealing with reviewing and drafting of all types of commercial agreements.
  • Experience in the IT industry, and in particular with software agreements is a requirement.

Personality and Attributes:

  • The candidate should be a people person.
  • It is most important that the candidate has personality as the position we hold is not always easy and we need to ensure our businesses are always comfortable engaging with us.
  • Team player
  • Confident and yet humble
  • The candidate must not have hopped from one job to the other.
  • Innovative
  • Solution orientated
  • Out of the box thinker
  • Clear analytical thinking and innovation
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Leadership and social influence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Ability to work independently and/or work as a member of a team
  • Upholds ethics and values, acts with integrity
  • Strategic and analytical problem solving skills
  • Drive for results, focuses on customer needs and satisfaction, sets high standards for quality and quantity and consistently achieves set goals

Required skills