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An experienced professional that will provide expert legal knowledge and support to Experian Africa which includes providing advice to minimise legal risk and support business growth and to be responsible for the contract management process to ensure legal liability and general risk is limited. Incumbent will provide legal advice and minimise financial and reputational risk, by ensuring compliance and providing advice in accordance with business objectives, best practice and legislation to all subsidiaries of the group. To manage a team of lawyers, mentor and train them to ensure high quality of work.
This role may be based in Stellenbosch or Bryanston.
Research opinions and advice
Conduct research and provide on-point and accurate legal advice to internal stakeholders (i.e. companies within the group) to ensure that corporate activities are in line with applicable laws.
Review all Legislation relevant and impacting the business.
Ability to translate legislative requirements into practical, actionable operational outcomes.
Provide advice on all legal liabilities and take steps to control company exposure.
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risk has been identified, appropriate course of action have been taken
Contract and Document Vetting Drafting and Management
Reviewing and drafting and or negotiating agreements (Internal and External Agreements) relating to various commercial activities
Provide technically correct and accurate contracts reflecting the intentions of the parties.
Formulate, provide, advise and review all contractual agreements between the company and third parties to ensure that the interested of the company is protected and best commercial position maintained.
Establish and maintain a contract repository, track contract renewals.
Maintain standard agreement templates, review and update regularly.
Assist with M&A transactions
Administration and Record Keeping
Maintain custody of legal documents.
Proper documentation handling and record keeping of all agreements and related legal documentation.
Draft legal policies and procedures
Ensure legal risks are captured in the risk register
Setting performance goals, conducting performance reviews and personal development plan (PDP) discussions to ensure that staff are developed
Assisting with the allocation of work to resources when the volume of work increases or there is a shortage of resources, to ensure that the prioritised deliverables are met
Facilitating staff development and staff retention
LLB Degree, articles completed. Admitted Attorney
Minimum 5 years post article experience as Legal Advisor in corporate firm or as an associate at a law firm
Expert legal knowledge
Solid experience in drafting, reviewing and editing agreements and contracts and corporate documents
Knowledge of the NCA, CPA and POPI
Solid experience in providing expert legal advice to businesses cross border, operating in a highly regulated environment