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A leading South African law firm is looking for an Associate to join their dynamic team.

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a broad range of legal work, with a particular emphasis on drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Given that this role is largely commercial in nature, experience in commercial and corporate matters is essential. The successful candidate would be a primary legal point of contact for Data Protection, and prior experience in this field is preferred.

Business-as-usual work will include being the main point of contact for the business on the negotiation and amendment of client contracts, as well ad hoc legal queries on existing and anticipated contractual relationships.

Although there is emphasis on contractual work, additional project work can be expected, which may involve (for example) the setting up of new entities in different territories and other international work, various company secretarial and corporate governance duties, handling litigation pre-action (and beyond, if required), employment matters, outsourcing arrangements and delivering training to management and consultants on relevant legal developments. If you have a particular passion for a certain area of law then you will, where possible, be encouraged to develop this further.

Of critical importance for this role is the ability to interact with legal and non-legal colleagues alike. You will frequently field queries from consultants with varying degrees of understanding of legal process/terminology, so an ability to deliver robust, commercial advice will be highly valued.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal, Risk & Compliance

Focus: Private Practice

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Johannesburg

Job Reference: Q2L1BR-51CA8C81

Date posted: 20 May 2024

Consultant: Angela Reilly

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