The Legal Specialist will support Anglo American’s businesses in South Africa by managing the legal risks in relation to general commercial law with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions. Advising on the management of legal risks involved in implementing the Group’s business plans.
Support and, where appropriate, manage legal aspects of commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions.
Provide advice and opinions on legal issues and risks and refer complex or urgent matters for external advice where appropriate.
Assess legal risks associated with contractual arrangements and advise clients as to risks, strategy and potential costs as well as alternatives for successful and cost effective achievement of commercial objectives.
Appoint external legal service providers (both external law firms and/or legal process outsourcing firms) and counsel (where required) to support any contracting or commercial regulatory outcome in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Manage contracting processes for value in accordance with Group Legal SA playbooks and the Legal Project Management approach. Regularly review playbooks and, where necessary, develop new playbooks and augment existing playbooks.
Report to client on a regular and consistent basis in relation to progress, costs and issues arising and obtain approval for material decisions in all matters in which you are the lead lawyer. Update the Group Legal SA reports comprehensively and accurately as-and-when material developments occur or monthly (in accordance with the Group Legal SA monthly reporting cycle), whichever is the more frequent. Where required, participate in briefings of General Counsel, BU CFOs and other stakeholders.
Manage legal costs in accordance with internal budgets, implement the Group Legal Preferred External Law Firm Agreement and apply and innovate alternative billing models for value.
Manage legal costs.
Identify any opportunities for improved cost management and either address these, or raise them with your manager as appropriate.
LLB or equivalent.
Post admission experience of at least 5 years.
Attorney or equivalent or advocate or equivalent, in all instances previously a member of a law society or of the bar in good standing.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Good working knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and general commercial transactions.
Demonstrable experience in three of the following areas of law:
Intellectual property law;
Treasury and finance law;
Competition and commercial regulatory law (including securities regulation);
International sanctions law;
Domestic and international anti-corruption law; and/or
Mining and environmental law;
Mine health and safety law.
Who we are
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.
What we offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.
How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.
Inclusion & Diversity
We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.