Commercial Attorney

Short Job Description: 

An international law company that prides itself on retaining the best legal talent and focuses on enabling its team to reach their full potential is looking for a Commercial Attorney with at least 5 years' experience at a law firm or as part of an in-house legal team. The successful candidate will have in-depth commercial contract experience.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Southern Suburbs and home office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Flexible working hours
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Law Commercial
Law General
Required Qualification: 
Required computer program skills: 
MS Office & Excel
Estimated hours: 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Full Job Description: 
Main Duties

Initially the main duties will include the following:

·         Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contract documentation: predominantly technology, media and telecommunications-type (“TMT”) work, i.e. framework agreements for software licensing, hardware purchasing, SaaS and related services, non-framework data licensing agreements, proof of concept agreements, sponsorship/donations agreements, marketing and events agreements, and others. Contracts include data privacy, OCIR and cyber security considerations. The work type includes remediation and novation of, as well as amendments to, existing agreements of these types.
·         Conducting quality control of the above-named work types.
·         Liaising with Legal and Sales in respect of negotiations and queries.
Candidate Requirements
·         Law Degree from top South African or UK/EU tertiary institution.
·         5+ years’ experience at a law firm or in-house legal department with relevant commercial contract experience (preference will be given to those with experience in technology, media and telecommunications contracts.)
Required skills include:
·         Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
·         Good time management skills and the ability to operate well in high-pressure environments
·         Ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a team, as well as to take a leadership/QC role over junior team members
·         Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue
·         Developed skills in legal drafting
·         Familiarity with Microsoft applications
·         Ability to work in an international environment with an understanding of client needs across regions
·         A commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set
·         Be comfortable with technological applications, plus a knowledge of legal review platforms will be beneficial

The successful candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to develop a highly marketable corporate legal career in a niche legal field.

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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