Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R850 000p.a.
Recruiter: Top Talent Professional Services
Job Ref: JS28052020
Summary: Senior Legal Counsel – East Rand JHB



Job Description


  • 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 commercial value to a contractual review
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations
  • Review and comment on Government tenders

Key requirements/ qualifications and experience required

  • Minimum of a LLB Degree
  • Post admission experience of at least 8 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 is preferred but not an absolute requirement, the best person for the role will be appointed
  • 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

Core behavioral competencies:

  • 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

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