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Our legal team supports the EY business by serving as trusted advisors to the EY community and providing the highest quality legal services to EY service lines and business enablement functions.
You will get the opportunity report to the Africa GCO Director and will be responsible for the coordination of legal projects and activities relating to the Legal function across the Africa Sub Area (ASA) . You will be a senior member of the National Quality and Risk Management team.
Your key responsibilities
Management/coordination of, inter alia, the following areas across the ASA:
Terms of Business
Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements,
Approval of deviations from the standard terms of business,
Provision of legal opinions, negotiation, drafting/reviewing of agreements and other legal documentation,
Dealing with compliance, legislative and regulatory requirements,
Consultations and drafting of all types of contracts and agreements but specifically those in respect of business relationships, consortia, alliances and joint ventures,
Act as the primary negotiator for complex commercial transactions
Compliance with internal governance standards as well as regulatory requirements,
Maintenance of a library of contract precedents,
Documentation of legal processes to be followed,
Maintenance of legal sections of the Risk Management database,
Awareness training relating to all of the above.
General administrative responsibilities that ensure the smooth running of the Q&RM (legal) function including periodic reporting, assisting with regulatory compliance and general risk management and control.
Liaison with external legal practitioners, and Ernst & Young Area (EMEIA) and Global (EYG), where appropriate.
Attending Q&RM and Litigation and Risk committee meetings as required.
Dealing with legal claims against the firm across the ASA
Indemnity Insurance administration and dealing with claims.
Reviewing vendor and all third-party agreements.
Advising on labour matters.
Responsible for legal compliance of the EY South African practice with specific emphasis on the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 and the Consumer Protection Act.
Skills and attributes for success
You'll have the ability to foster and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Your strong data and analytical skills and keen eye for detail will be key in managing a large volume of data. You'll need to be able to manage stakeholder expectations as well as multiple deadlines. It's important to be agile to the ever-changing work environment and priorities in the GCO space.
To qualify for this role, you must have
Minimum LLB or B(Proc)/ B Iuris or similar professional qualification.
At least 10 years post qualification experience.
Strong commercial law experience, with specialization in IT and IP legal experience
Experience with Data Privacy and Protection laws -POPIA, PAIA and GDPR
Strong organisational and project management skills.
Ideally, you'll also have
Creativity to bring new ideas to the role and function.
Excellent relationship skills which sometimes may be tested when dealing with highly pressurised situations.
Flexibility to travel across the ASA .
Experience working in professional services would be an advantage
What we look for
We're interested in individuals with an analytical mind that can apply critical thinking skills to resolve issues and strong knowledge around federal and state regulations as related to employment screening. You'll need to be agile, ready to learn and have a genuine interest in supporting our people and clients.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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