LEGAL ADVISOR - CORPORATE COMMERCIAL - SANDTON
Our client is a franchisor and leading operator of fitness and health centres based throughout South Africa. A Corporate Commercial Legal Advisor position has become available within their Legal Department.
Overall Role Objectives
The role will contribute to their corporate, commercial and general legal advising functions. The role will include reviewing and drafting of contracts, providing legal advice and opinions, drafting policy documents and managing confidential information.
Key Performance Indicators / Responsibilities & Expected Results
Drafting and Negotiate Contracts
You must be familiar with drawing up and arranging terms of various types of contracts. This responsibility includes reviewing existing contracts and creating new documents.
Ensure Compliance with Corporate Laws
As Corporate Legal Advisor you must be well-versed in corporate law, in order to review company practices and processes to ensure legislative compliance.
Manage own personal development. Engage in a professional manner with internal and external stakeholders. Take responsibility for all issues facing the legal department, work as member of a team and mentor /coach new employees as and when required.
Communicate regularly with management and make recommendations on improving efficiencies in the department.
Budget & Financial Management
Verify invoices submitted by attorneys, counsel and other external service providers.
Professional Service Delivery
Negotiate, draft, review and vet contracts to meet requirements.
Provide strategic legal advice, negotiate legal agreements, and draft the relevant legal documents.
Identify the impact of changes in legislation, regulations and codes of practice on internal legal processes and policies.
Proactively review applicable legislation and remain up to date with legal trends.
Analyse company policies and, where applicable, provide solutions that will ensure compliance with legislation.
Stakeholder Relationship Building, Networking and Management
Interact with Group business units, other Group functions and external stakeholders on legal matters and disputes Manage attorneys and counsel in outsourced legal matters
Interact with customers and suppliers and their legal advisors.
Reporting as required to management.
Performing ad-hoc requests to assist the company to mitigate risk.
Any other duties/tasks relevant to the position as delegated by management.
Admitted Attorney with private practise experience.
Minimum 5 years post admission work experience in the capacity of a corporate and commercial attorney
Preparing cases for trial or arbitration
Maintaining the confidentiality of legal documents and client records
Court and arbitration experience is preferable (required)
A thorough knowledge of the procedural requirements of civil litigation and arbitration
Reviewing and creating contracts, agreements and other legal documents
Negotiating with in-house and outside stakeholders.
Provide ad-hoc legal advice on a multitude of possible matter
Analyzing corporate policies and practices for adherence to legislation.
Applying knowledge of employment laws to resolve conflicts and ensure compliance
Salary is Market Related
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