Legal Advisor - Pinetown
18000 – 20 000
more than 14 days ago
24-03-2022 1:42:51 PM
Legal Advisor (JB1459)
R18000 – R20 000 per month
Kontak Recruitment is currently sourcing and recruiting for a Legal Advisor vacancy based in Pinetown, Durban, KZN. The Legal Advisor is responsible for ensuring and maintaining legal and regulatory requirements of the company in respect of all commercial matters, corporate law, company’s act, and fulfilment of the company’s regulatory requirements. The Legal Advisor is responsible for drafting and vetting of contracts from inception, providing well-reasoned legal opinions, responsible and sustainable researched and well thought processing. Responsible for assisting the Board and its Committees to facilitate business and ensuring corporate compliance in terms of the Companies Act and relevant legislative requirements. Train and support the Directors, Executive Committee Members, and other relevant stakeholders by providing advice and support to key stakeholders with regards to the relevant statutory governance
Requirements of the Legal Advisor:
Relevant qualification and LLB (A Business qualification will be advantageous)
Minimum 3-4 years of post-admission as a currently admitted attorney.
Excellent knowledge of all relevant Acts and legislation
Must be an admitted Attorney or Advocate of the High Court in South Africa
Broad level of legal experience particularly in South African company law with a corporate commercial environment, is a requirement.
Planning and organizing competencies
Meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills especially verbal and written English.
Certify in the integrated report whether the organisation has filed required returns and notice in terms of the Company Act, and whether all such returns and notices appear to be true, correct and up to date.
Ability to function in a highly pressurized environment.
Proactively build and develop internal and external networks.
Portrays professional image of self and role.
Strong commercial contract drafting skills.
Fully proficient in MS Office and Adobe Suite
Company Secretarial and Compliance
Manage and maintain the statutory records for the Group.
Proactively research and advise on the impact of relevant legislation on the business and possible impact on the business.
Review and recommend payments to relevant service providers.
Maintain statutory registers and records.
Attend to any ad hoc requests by the Company Secretary.
Advise on, draft and/or review legal agreements for the Group.
Conduct contract negotiations with customers, vendors and other third parties.
Apply for, protect, and maintain the Intellectual Property and Trademark rights of the Group.
Coordinate and advise on all legal matters.
Identify and minimise legal risks throughout the Group in conjunction with the Risk Management Team that you will establish and maintain to ensure effective and appropriate verbal and written communication of any legal risk control framework policies and monitor compliance.
Attend to/ co-ordinate litigation and ombudsman complaints.
Advise and attend on legal debt collection processes, summons and litigation.
Provide and advise the Board with updated information on Corporate Governance and legislative matters.
Drafting of all legal contracts used by the company and updating of all contracts to ensure compliance with current and future legislation.
Strategic thinking with defined end game in respect of all litigation, commercial contracts, and company negotiations
Forward Planning and ensuring legal officers and/or secretaries perform workload essential for all activities.
Manage and assist the Legal Officer with all Legal matters.
Advise on labour matters and attend CCMA and Bargaining Counsel hearings
Negotiate settlement / best deals for the Group.
Assess/identify material compliance risks in the business areas.
Assist business with design of compliance management plans and implementation.
Establishing and maintaining compliance registers, monthly reports and follow-ups on all matters falling withing the legal department
Monitor and report to executive management.
Ensure company compliance with various Acts covering:
Protection of Personal Information
Personal Card Industry
Various SA and County Acts and Bylaws as determined applicable by the company risk registers.
Ensure that monthly status reports are submitted by staff and that all staff are compliant with all timelines and attendances and deliverables.
Keep the Group Legal advisor aware and updated constantly on the status of all matters.
Ensure that monthly reports are drawn and submitted to Group Legal.
Keep Company Secretary updated on compliance and other issues.