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SENIOR COMMERCIAL LEGAL ADVISOR - 363660
SENIOR COMMERCIAL LEGAL ADVISOR
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Leading FMCG based in Pietermaritzburg requires a suitably qualified and skilled Senior Commercial Legal Advisor. The environment is fast-paced and highly pressurised.
This is a new role in the business, and you will be responsible for the entire legal function of the company.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage all litigation matters in accordance with agreed to litigation strategy
Assisting with all aspects of corporate transactions including Mergers & Acquisitions, disposals, restructures, financing arrangements, African expansion, including inter alia, legal due diligences, preparing legal documentation such as agreements and resolutions, project managing corporate transactions, liaising with commercial/corporate attorneys, negotiating transaction documents, etc.
Assisting with preparing operational agreements
Research, interpret and preparing legal memorandums to assist Directors in making decisions
Assume the company secretarial function
Protecting IP of the Company, liaising with IP/trademark lawyers with regards to managing registration of trademarks and other IP, dealing with any trademark infringements, etc.
Managing junior legal advisors and make recommendations for training and development
Educate staff on any legal matters impacting the business
Cultivate a legal network of available experts
Desired Experience & Qualification
B. Comm. / BA LLB (or equivalent)
Post graduate qualification in Company Law, Tax or Competition Law – advantageous
Admitted Attorney / Advocate
+ 10 years post articles experience in Corporate/Commercial Law firm or in a Senior Legal Advisor role in commerce
FMCG and/or commodities trading markets – advantageous
Solid Company Law, Labour Law, Competition Law, Consumer Protection and Commercial contracts experience
Integrity, honesty and confidentiality are non-negotiable
Highly organised, with excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Able to meet tight deadlines, litigation timeframes and corporate transaction pressures
Occasional travel will be required to Cape Town, Gauteng and into Africa
If you do not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. All qualifications and certificates will be verified. Our Client reserves the right not to fill the position. Candidates may be expected to undergo psychometric testing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide the evaluation results.