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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since its founding in Suwon, Korea in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into a global information technology leader, managing more than 200 subsidiaries around the world. The company’s offerings include home appliances such as TVs, monitors, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tab...
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    Legal Counsel – Commercial Contracting and Disputes


    • To provide legal and compliance advice.
    • Vetting and drafting of contracts.
    • To provide assistance to the Litigation and Disputes Department
    • To ensure that policies, procedures, agreements and practices comply with commercial, intellectual property (IP), labour and competition laws as well as all other statutory requirements.
    • To provide assistance to the Compliance Department on an adhoc basis 


    • LLB Law degree.
    • Admission as an attorney or Advocate (essential)


    • At least 4 years post-admission experience as a practicing attorney or in a legal advisory capacity dealing with legal commercial issues.
    • At least 2 years’ experience as an  in-housel legal advisor
    • Highly beneficial if the candidate has cross-border and in to Africa contracting and litigation experience

    KPI / MAJOR TASKS      

    • Providing of legal advice and legal support to the Business units
    • Vetting and drafting of contracts
    • Compliance, risk, litigation, contract and legal management
    • Both Legal and Non-legal Administrative work.

    (Key Activities) 

    • Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reporting.
    • Review and drafting of SCA and SSA Sales and supply contracts, logistics and distribution contracts , third party and vendor contracts.
    • Providing of support to the Litigation lead in relation to both SSA and SCA disputes and customer complaints
    • Attend to legal queries from both SSA and SCA Business units
    • Liaising with and the oversight of external attorneys on contractual issues and disputes.
    • Contract negotiation
    • Specialised Project work in relation to contract compliance
    • Update and maintain contract completion statistic for management presentations
    • Providing of support to the Compliance lead in relation to both SSA and SCA compliance and regulatory issues  



    • Knowledge of relevant national and international legislation and codes of good practice (e.g. Labour, Commercial, Contract and Litigation), as well as knowledge on Inco Terms
    • Knowledge of current legal, statutory and regulatory issues
    • Superior drafting and vetting of contract skills
    • Excellent communication skills (including report writing)
    • Ability to understand and deal with complex legal matters


    • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
    • Information gathering
    • Sound and ethical Judgement
    • Ability to adapt to new and pressurised environments
    • Ability to work as part of a team and self-driven


    • Honesty
    • Responsive
    • Professionalism
    • Resilient

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Samsung Electronics on to apply
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