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Legal Associate

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Description

Reporting directly into the Global Head: Legal, this experienced professional will assist with providing expert legal advice and support to SecurityHQ which includes, but is not limited to, all legal, regulatory, and related matters to support business growth.

Responsible for assisting with the contract management process to ensure legal liability and general risk is limited.

Provide legal advice to minimise and/or mitigate legal and reputational risk, by ensuring compliance and providing advice in accordance with business objectives, internal governance processes, best practice, and legislation to all regions where the company operates.


  • Conduct research and provide reliable legal advice to internal stakeholders to ensure that corporate activities are in line with applicable laws.
  • Provide advice and opinions to internal stakeholders in negotiating legal agreements and resolving ad-hoc opinions.
  • Establish and maintain a contract repository, track contract renewals and contracts management system.
  • Maintain, review, and update standard agreement templates regularly.
  • Maintain documentation management system and record-keeping of all agreements and related legal documentation.

Requirements and Skills

  • LLB Degree, articles completed.
  • Minimum of 3 years post article experience as Legal Advisor in corporate firm or as an associate at a law firm
  • Expert legal knowledge combined with strong research skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of effective drafting, reviewing, interpreting and vetoing legal agreements and documentation
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of legislation which includes, but is not limited to, POPI, GDPR, Companies Act, King IV, Employment related laws.
  • Analytical, attention to detail with excellent time management skills   
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of information systems and cybertechnology would be advantageous.