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Technology, Media and Telecommunications

General Legal Counsel

Our client is a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services They are seeking a Group Legal Counsel, who will be responsible for managing and delivering the legal function, including preparing commercial agreements, company policies, and building and managing an international team of legal professionals. They require an outstanding Group Legal Counsel who is deal & detail-oriented, highly organised, able to work independently with little supervision, connect to others and perform well under pressure.

Location
Dakar, Senegal
Ref
PR/010098
The Role

The role Build and manage the corporate legal function Draft and review group, strategic and international commercial contracts and company policies Prepare and maintain group legal templates, policies, legal department procedures and administration

Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively provide high quality, yet pragmatic, legal guidance to the entire organisation, both at group level and operating companies in different countries.
  • Give accurate and timely advice on a variety of legal topics (regulation, compliance, labour law, real estate, construction, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
  • Ensure that adequate external legal advice and support is involved timely and efficiently.
  • Draft and secure agreements, contracts, statements and other legal documents to ensure full legal rights
  • Provide legal counsel in connection with on-going contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, distributors, regulators, investors, external counsel and public authorities.
  • Liaise with colleagues and external counsel on litigation, legal advice and other legal issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, customers, investors, external counsel, public authorities etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

 

Background

  • Proven work experience as a Group Legal Counsel in a fast-growing international business environment working in multiple jurisdictions
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and company procedures in an international business environment
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Law degree from a recognised university and 7+ years’ post qualification experience
  • Critical reading skills and articulate, good drafting skills and highly effective in English
  • Drafting and review skills of commercial agreements and company policies
  • Competent, accurate, resourceful, independent, organised and able to prioritise and handle multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and basic understanding of French
  • Beneficial, but not mandatory to have previous experience in the datacentre, internet and/or
  • telecommunications industry

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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