Legal Advisor (In house Legal Counsel)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #391405BDU
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Johannesburg North, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Legal, Professional
Employer Description

This position will be located at the Head Office in Johannesburg North. It is within a Logistics and Transportation company.

Job Description

Core Mission: Provide legal expertise, advice assistance and coordination to all group entities (local and international) on a broad range of legal and compliance related matters, in particular on commercial and corporate matters, contracts and compliance as well as litigation. Meticulous record keeping and reporting.

Line Manager: Head of Legal and CFO
Subordinate(s): None

Main Responsibilities:

Commercial and corporate law advisory and coordination in various matters (in collaboration with outsourced legal specialists where applicable);
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial legal agreements inter alia terms and conditions, commercial contracts, memorandum of understanding, loan agreements, leases, sale and purchase agreements (movable and immovable), acknowledgement of debt agreement,
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of corporate legal documents inter alia company formation documents, board and shareholders’ resolutions, minutes etc.
Legal support to other group Divisions and activities such as Finance/HR/operations.
Corporate and related formalities (such as attending to legal secretarial and administrative tasks and facilitating execution of documents).
Organizing and maintaining documents and records in a paper (where applicable) or electronic filing systems;
Liaising with external stakeholders inter alia, service providers, other counterparties and regulators.
Liaising with and reporting to internal stakeholders.
Staying abreast of and advising on compliance related developments and matters, in collaboration with the relevant departments.

The company forms a part of a large group of companies so there will be times that you may be called upon to do research and provide legal opinion and advise on new commercial ventures and agreements.


Legal Degree. Admitted attorney


5 – 6 Years relevant PQE experience (in-house experience preferred). Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Experience in logistics industry and / or SADC region preferred. High level of computer literacy incl. excel, MS word. Ability to handle high volumes of work with constantly changing priorities and perform under pressure. Ability to self-motivate and work autonomously with a hands-on, pro-active approach. Meticulousness and attention to detail. Availability to travel from time to time should it become necessary. Strong integrity, honesty and ability to deal with confidential issues. Good written and oral communication skills (listening skills, eloquence and diplomacy). Ability to construct arguments in a logical and convincing fashion. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize.

Salary / Package

R600,000-R800,000 per annum


CTC Package.