Senior Legal Advisor – Media/Property/Advertising

Our client is a leading outdoor advertising company worldwide, the market leader in Europe, Asia Pacific, in Latin America and in Africa.
Dealing with complex Landlord contracts;
Protect the security and confidentiality of the information that is privileged to the company;
Deal with site rental / supplier/ landlord queries from time to time;
Understand, implement and comment on by-laws and council policies and regulations affecting the company;
Assist in all tender related matters in close coordination with the tender department in Paris and the Director of Legal Affairs;
Assist with legal queries from Africa business under guidance of the Director of Legal Affairs;
Representation of the company at meetings with various councils and other regulatory bodies under guidance of the Director of Legal Affairs;
Provision of sound legal advice
Researching impact of new legislation including those involving municipal by-laws and National legislation; ?
Guidance and advice to town-planners;
Undertaking the roll-out of key projects, e.g.: POPI;
Management of litigation function and dispute resolution in coordination with the Director of Legal Affairs;
Support Director of Legal Affairs as required;
Oversee the company secretarial function of the South African businesses;
Implements, under the supervision of the Director of Legal Affairs, legally compliant best business practices and policies in order to protect the company from regulatory and/or legal action;
Minimises potential financial losses through identifying, assessing and mitigating risk;
Training of employees on relevant legislation including training of all staff on the Group’s Code of Ethics
Possess knowledge of all major contracts including drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalising a variety of contracts including Service Level Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, ICT related agreements, Share Purchase Agreement, Joint Venture, Shareholder Agreements, Corporate Guarantees, Lease Agreements, MOU’s etc;
Understand, implement and comment on by-laws, council policies and any other legislation that affects the company’s business;
Excellent and demonstrable contract negotiation skills- non-negotiable.
Ensuring a successful contract management system / framework is in place to ensure timeous signing and status of contracts
Drafting and reviewing of legal communications.
LLB Degree;
Postgraduate diploma in drafting and interpretation of contracts highly advantageous;
Admission as an Attorney;
Post admission experience of at least 4- 6 years’ (Associate/Senior Associate level at a top tier law firm and at least 2 years’ as in-house counsel at a multinational);
Strong corporate and commercial legal background such as drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of agreements according to standard and non-standard frameworks;
Transnational work experience ideal (M&A and deal-making);
Demonstrate a strong command of legal and technical issues in general commercial litigation;
Able to work independently with minimum supervision and demonstrate the ability to work on complex legal matters;
Fluency in English with sound legal communication skills (both verbal and written);
Must be computer literate – MS Office, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word (Advanced Level);
Solid knowledge and understanding of the Companies Act;
Exposure into Africa- Strong Advantage;
Experience in the property industry – Advantageous Marketing, Gauteng