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Legal Counsel

Location:Durban
Reference:#DUR001574/LP
Company:Sandi Crowther Recruitment


Global leaders in the agricultural and agrochemical industry seek a legal counsel with a minimum of five to ten years of experience with a reputable corporate or law firm. BCom Law/LLB (French Law Degree) essential. Must be an admitted attorney, fluency in English and French with the ability to draft documents in French is non-negotiable.

Key outputs will include:

Legal process adherence
  • Ensure that the legal department processes are followed including the process for review of agreements
  • Timely coordination and responses in M&A transactions
  • Developing and following best practices in the legal department
Drafting of agreements
  • Timely drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements and timely and accurate response to legal queries by the other departments
  • Reviewing and negotiating commercial documents including shareholders’ agreement, share subscription agreements, joint venture agreements, distribution agreements, employment agreements, contracts, memorandum of understandings for various purposes, loan agreements, power of attorneys and confidentiality agreements
Litigation support and M&A support
  • Assisting the legal head in some key international disputes to which the company is party to
  • Work with international law firms on a day to day basis on several matters pertaining to the company
  • Assisting the legal head in all activities that the company is involved in across the region
Requirements:
  • BCom Law/LLB (French Law Degree)
  • Admitted attorney
  • Five to ten years’ experience with a reputable corporate or law firm
  • Fluent in English and French with the ability to draft documents in French – non-negotiable
  • Experience of French law
  • Understanding of litigation processes
  • Company secretarial experience
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating commercial documents
  • Professional and presentable
  • Mathematical skills
If you meet all the requirements for this position, please email a copy of your CV to  

Posted on 20 Aug 11:40



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