Competition and antitrust, Consumer products, Corporate Finance and M&A, Governance, risk and compliance, Intellectual Property, Litigation and dispute resolution, Logistics and transportation, Manufacturing and industrial, Professional support/knowledge management, Technology, media and telecoms
Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our 140,000+ employees. We also provide them with industry-leading growth and development opportunities in a company consistently placed in the top tier of the ‘Great Place to Work’ rankings. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Legal Counsel Senior Advisor – South Africa on our Legal team based in Johannesburg.
As a global business that never stands still, Dell must stay on top of a wide range of legal issues, day in, day out. Our attorneys and legal support professionals bring a wealth of expertise to Dell. Their activity spans litigation, commercial transactions, intellectual property, corporate, employment, privacy & data protection, competition, immigration, compliance, real estate, regulatory and many other areas. We rely on them to manage Dell’s legal affairs, providing business-critical advice at all levels and coordinating external counsel where necessary.
As a Legal Counsel in our EMEA legal team, you will be a trusted partner to our lines of business, while identifying and mitigating legal and commercial risks. Your breadth of experience and business acumen, and your focus on solutions and results in often complex scenarios will add real competitive value in to Dell Technologies’ operations in the region. Your compliance awareness and sound risk management will ensure that the reputation for integrity that is at the heart of Dell’s culture is promoted and protected.
Your primary geographic focus will be on South Africa and SADC. Key responsibilities will include:
Draft, review and negotiate legal documents (including RFP responses, a wide range of contracts, regulatory and compliance declarations, contentious correspondence, etc.)
Provide clear, user-friendly advice to all operational functions as needed – including employment, data protection, competition and other areas, some of which may be relatively new to you initially, as learning is a constant in the life of a Dell lawyer.
Promote compliance throughout the organization, with in-context advice and ad hoc training sessions.
Work independently with little day-to-day supervision for most assignments (although a strong and willing network of support and experience is always available among other legal colleagues).
Nurture a close, trusted relationship with local management – play a proactive part in shaping strategy that puts Dell’s values into practice.
Law degree (Master’s) and/or professional legal qualification obtained in South Africa or other relevant jurisdiction such as the UK.
Minimum 7 years of post-qualification professional experience.
Oral and written English.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Both a team player and a strong self-starter.
Tech industry experience
Experience in a multinational corporate environment