Thebe Investment Management
Posted Job
12 months ago

General Council

Thebe Investment Management is looking for an analytical General Counsel to optimise our organisational efficiency regarding legal matters. The General Counsel will examine and draft IT, employment, real estate and vendor contracts, manage copyrights and trademarks, and preserve business records such as minutes of meetings and resolutions. The General Counsel will be responsible for the negotiation and management of customer contracts, insurance matters and employee relations. The counsel will ensure legal compliance regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, labelling, employee safety and consumer protection. To ensure success counsel will need to have sound knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations, and the ability to make prudent legal decisions. Top candidates will be team players with outstanding advocacy and people skills.

General Counsel Responsibilities:

  • Advising executive, senior management and board on various matters such as legal rights, and new and existing laws.
  • Managing organisation’s legal matters.
  • Examining and creating draft agreements, such as employment and vendor agreements.
  • Maintaining knowledge of organisation’s operations and legal documents.
  • Conducting legal research and reviewing company’s litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions.
  • Promulgating and creating directives of corporate acts and decisions.
  • Preserving all corporate records.
  • Handling statutory filings, such as licensing forms.
  • Liaising with outside counsel regarding their assignments.
  • Creating new entities and managing organisation’s intellectual property.

General Counsel Requirements:

  • Must have a law degree from a recognised university
  • Over 5 years work experience in corporate law
  • Prior experience as Senior Associate, Senior Counsel or Partner at a Law Firm or Leading Corporate.
  • Proficient legal experience in fund investments, venture capital financing and M&A
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to businesses.
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.
  • Experience with corporate governance issues and corporate secretarial duties.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organisation’s legal department and across all businesses
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal documents
  • Consulting with management, commercial advisers, tax experts, accountants and marketing staff
  • Negotiating and drafting contractual agreements, such as real estate leases, and advising on employment matters
  • Developing the organisation’s policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs
  • A corporate counsel offers advice on legal matters and performs legal research for the benefit of the corporation.
  • A corporate counsel should offer advise on issues like contracts, property interests, collective bargaining agreements, government regulations and patents.

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