Commercial Lawyer

at Robert Walters
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Jun 12, 2020
Category Legal
Job Type Full-time

Description

  • An international, legal service provider to corporates and law firms, based in Cape Town, seeks to hire an experienced Commercial Lawyer with between 5-10 years PQE. Preference will be given to those with experience in technology, media and telecommunications contracts.

    Required skills include:

    • Excellent interpersonal oral and written/ verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Good time management skills and the ability to operate well in high-pressure environments
    • Ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a team, as well as to take a leadership/QC role
    • Risk sensitivity and the ability to know when to escalate an issue
    • Developed skills in legal drafting
    • Familiarity with Microsoft applications
    • Ability to work in an international environment with an understanding of client needs across regions
    • A commercial, proactive and business-like mind-set
    • Be comfortable with technological applications, plus a knowledge of legal review platforms will be beneficial

    Candidate Requirements

    • Law Degree from top South African or UK/EU tertiary institution
    • 5+ years’ experience at a law firm or in-house legal departmentcommercial contract experience (preference will be given to those with experience in technology, media and telecommunications contracts.)

    The successful candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to develop a highly marketable corporate legal career in a niche legal field.

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