Group Executive Legal Advisory and Company Secretary
A 6-month fixed term contract role for a Group Executive Legal Advisory and Company Secretary has become available in Johannesburg and my client is looking for someone with 7 to 10 years post articles or pupillage experience as a Legal Advisor in a large organization with exposure to Company Secretary functions.
Draft or vet legal documentation, contracts and agreements. Including international twining agreements, memorandum of agreements/understanding.
Manage litigation for and on behalf of the organization and subsidiary companies.
Liaise with different external legal advisors and legal teams i.e., Law Firms, as well as Offices of the State Attorney/State Law Advisor on legal matters, opinions and instructions.
Provide regular report to the Board and Board Committees on various matters and activities.
Develop and implement the Annual Board Plan and Calendar with support from the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer, which is aligned to the organization’s calendar and subsidiary companies’ calendars.
Certify in the annual financial statements that the organization has complied with all the requirements of the Companies Act and PFMA, as well as ensure that a copy of the financial statement is sent to all entities.
Liaise with the Directors, Chairman, regulatory officials and other relevant external key stakeholders as required.
Support the Office of the Group CEO with the Company Secretary Services for Group EXCO, MANCOM, Strategic Planning Sessions, Staff Meetings, and any other meetings, as and when required.
Develop and implement Company Secretariat Framework which guides the preparation for, managing and recording of meetings.
Develop and implement Corporate Governance Framework to ensure compliance to King IV Reports and other corporate governance practices.
Develop and implement the Legal Strategy to ensure the company is provided with sound and professional legal advice and opinions.
Serve as a legal resource and point of reference on legal matters, as well as rendering formal and informal legal opinions on various legal matters and providing legal comments on various documents.
Undertake legal research and legal studies to keep abreast of new development in legal field and caselaw.
Serve as internal resource to handle all arbitrations and mediations of disputes on contracts.
Admitted as an Attorney or Advocate,
7 -10 years post articles or pupillage experience as a Legal Advisor in a large organization with exposure to Company Secretary functions.