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CSIR Current Vacancies – Senior Legal Counsel

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Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal and Compliance Services Portfolio. The incumbent will provide comprehensive and effective legal advice to the organisation and its subsidiaries whilst proactively ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks. This position is based in Pretoria.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify legal risks and take appropriate preventative and reactive courses of action
  • Review legal documents and provide advice on appropriate actions
  • Handle a variety of complex legal matters and give advice, initiate and/ or facilitate internal and external negotiations
  • Contribute to discussions on legal matters and draft required documentation for various research and development, commercial and other business transactions
  • Co-ordinate legal matters that require external assistance and act as link between the Organisation and external counsel
  • Provide legal opinions on a variety of requests which are complex in nature
  • Act as legal counsel on issues involving the Organization’s and its’ subsidiaries compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory standards

Job Requirements:

  • An admitted attorney in good standing with the relevant Law Society/Bar Council
  • A relevant legal qualification (LLB; B Proc or similar degree) with at least seven years post admission experience
  • In-depth understanding of specific domain(s)
  • Sound understanding of how legal issues affect the Organization
  • Broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, labor law etc.)
  • Sound understanding of institutional Research and Development areas

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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