In House Legal Counsel – EMEA - Johannesburg

6 days left

Location
Johannesburg
Salary
Attractive
Posted
29 Mar 2021
Closes
26 Apr 2021
Ref
A004536
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PQE
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level

We are seeking a commercially minded, positive, proactive and team-orientated lawyer with German language skills to join our client’s EMEA legal team. The position will primarily support on contracts (both client and vendor/supplier side) in EMEA, but will also get involved in projects and working with the EMEA Legal team more generally as required.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•             Successfully drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalising contracts for clinical and commercial services as well as contracts with vendors/suppliers. Some contracts might be in German.

•             Support on projects and process improvement initiatives and work with other members of Business Legal as appropriate together with both in-house regional and/or external counsel across the relevant jurisdictions, as well as all relevant SMEs.

•             Serve as point of contact for contract-related questions from various internal stakeholders

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of post-qualification experience as well as worked in a commercial environment (at top-rated law firm or in-house at a multinational company) with proven experience of handling client contracting matters in EMEA and strong knowledge and experience in a broad range of commercial contracts and legal-risk areas. The ability to draft and negotiate in German is essential. If you have outstanding relationship-building skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues, we’d like to hear from you.

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