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  • Posted: May 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax an...
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    Legal Manager - GCO

    You will be exposed to different laws and regulations, as this role supports the whole of Africa. You will get an opportunity to engage with leadership at C-suite level as well get to be the heart of the business (business Advisor).

    Your key responsibilities

    • The Legal Manager will assist the GCO with the following tasks across the Africa Region of EY, and across all service lines in the EY Africa Region -General - Drafting and negotiating various agreements across audit and advisory service lines, including global framework agreements, local implementation agreements, service level agreements, technology agreements, intellectual property agreements, procurement agreements, confidentiality agreements and data usage agreements;
    • Ability to advise engagement teams on all current commercial contracts (e.g. Structuring, development of templates);
    • Reviewing and contributing to drafting firm policies including authority and delegation’s framework;
    • Acquisitions - current legal work on local acquisitions including working with external counsel on deal structure and acquisition agreements, coordination with other members of Legal for cross-border acquisitions;
    • Providing input/reporting to legal risk committee;
    • Assist the GCO in the rendering services of the following to the service lines
    • Reviewing and negotiating Engagement letters suggested clients changes to of amendments to EY’s standard terms and conditions, Terms of Business, Reviewing, negotiating and drafting various agreements across various service lines (including Advisory, Tax, Transactions, and Assurance) including but not limited to Hold harmless letters,
    • Confidentiality and Request for Tenders Bid submissions or Request for Proposal,
    • Provision of internal legal opinions to as requested by the service lines or the General Counsel negotiation, drafting/ reviewing of agreements and other legal documentation;
    • Consultations and drafting of all types of contracts and agreements but specifically those in respect of business relationships, consortia, subcontracting arrangements, alliances and secondments;
    • Dealing with subpoenas and claims brought against the firm;
    • Manage the Master Template Database of contract and other legal precedents;
    • Assist in the maintenance of a register of legal work done;
    • Assist in the maintenance of register of deviations from standard contract terms;
    • Drafting and research for legal opinions. Research on matters as required by the General Counsel;
    • Assistance with Projects as undertaken by the GCO;
    • Assistance with the notification of claims and circumstances project (which happens twice a year);
    • Liaison with external legal practitioners, and Ernst & Young (EMIA) and Global (EYG), where appropriate;
    • Attending to data privacy review of EY applications; with selected areas of compliance issues; Assist with legal support to the Africa EY practices on various legal matters;
    • Consider the legal risks in the agreements inclusive of Limitation of Liability - request to exceed normal limit;

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • Qualified to practice law in South Africa.
    • At least 5 plus years of post-qualification legal experience, preferably with an international law firm and/or multi-national corporation with at least a significant portion of such experience occurring in South Africa.
    • Ideally, in-depth experience of the professional services industry.
    • Developed commercial awareness with an outcome orientated approach and the ability to apply legal principles pragmatically. Ideally, you’ll also have
    • Minimum Bachelor of Laws degree (MUST be an Admitted Attorney)
    • Solid commercial drafting, reviewing and negotiating skills
    • Business acumen - Experience within a similar industry sector and/or financial service
    • Strong organisational and project management skills
    • Well-rounded corporate and commercial experience
    • Experience in an auditing firm and with compliance and company secretarial matters will be an advantage

    What we look for

    • We are looking for and an individual who will be able to drive legal projects and activities relating to the General
    • Counsel’s Office function, servicing South Africa and assisting the General Counsel with servicing Africa - with special emphasis on reviewing and negotiating various contracts and providing internal legal advice to other teams across service lines while adhering to EY’s internal policies (both locally and internationally).
    • What working at EY offers
    • We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our
    • comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EY on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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