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Talented Recruitment

Commercial Legal Advisor

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA

Company: Talented Recruitment

Category: Legal Occupations

Published on 2022-05-23 14:44

The role will include reviewing and drafting of contracts, legal compliance, providing legal advice and opinions and managing confidential information.


  • Relevant Diploma/Degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel/ PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Lexis WinDeed.
  • Knowledge of Lexis Nexis will be advantageous.

Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Drafting and Negotiate Contracts: From consultant contracts to collaboration agreements. Ability to draw up and arrange terms of various types of contracts. This responsibility includes reviewing existing contracts and creating new documents.
  • Ensure Compliance with Corporate Laws: Be well-verse in corporate law and review all company practices and processes to make sure that the company is working within all legal limits. This duty requires that you understand all legal regulations pertaining to the MSA specific business .
  • People Management: Manage own personal development. Engage in a professional manner and in accordance with the our Values and Code of Ethics. Take personal responsibility for all issues facing the legal department, work as member of a team and mentor/coach new employees as and when required.
    Communicate regularly with your direct line manager and make recommendations on improving efficiencies in the department.
  • Budget & Financial Management: Verify invoices submitted by attorneys, counsel and other external service providers and ensure that legal fees do not exceed agreed parameters.
    Load and track legal expenses electronically through Business Central and report status to line manager and our Finance Department on a regular basis.
  • Professional Service Delivery: Negotiate, draft, review and vet contracts to meet our requirements and ensure that these are aligned with corporate governance precepts - disclosure, transparency, risk management.
    Provide strategic legal advice, negotiate legal agreements, and draft the relevant legal documents for corporate finance transactions. Oversee and manage corporate finance legal transactions
    Oversee, manage, control and perform the legal due diligence process for corporate finance transactions.
    Assist with the implementation of corporate finance transactions.
    Identify the impact of changes in legislation, regulations and codes of practice on internal legal processes and policies.
    Proactively review applicable legislation and case law and remain up to date with legal trends.
    Analyse company policies and, where applicable, provide solutions that will ensure compliance with legislation and business imperatives monitoring the implementation of the legal clause.
  • Stakeholder Relationship Building, Networking and Management: Interact with Group business units, other Group functions and external stakeholders on legal matters and disputes Manage attorneys and counsel in outsourced legal matters.
    Interact with customers and suppliers and their legal advisors and attorney.
  • Reporting: Monthly reporting to the MD and quarterly reporting to the senior management team.
  • Ad-hoc Requests: Performing ad-hoc requests to assist the company to mitigate risk.
    Any other duties/tasks relevant to the position as delegated by the Managing Director.


  • Energetic, independent, self-motivated and must be operationally a hands-on person.
  • Possess excellent initiative, strong sense of responsibility and good judgement.
  • Good team player with a positive mindset.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to work with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to deliver accurate results under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask and handle a diverse workload independently.
  • Time and priority management skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and capacity to handle private and confidential issues.
  • Honest, loyal, reliable and trustworthy.
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