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LEGAL COUNSEL VACANCY AT IBM

Posted on: 11 Oct 2019 358 views
: legal team member
: IBM
: https://www.ibm.com/
: Degree
: 7

Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Legal is currently looking for an experienced attorney with strong academic credentials to join its CEWA Legal Team. Reporting to the Regional Counsel CEWA, the successful candidate will be based in Johannesburg, with a focus on South Africa.
The role will involve executive engagement, negotiating, drafting, and analysing a wide variety of transactions including strategic outsourcing, software, cloud, analytics, sales, business partner, finance, supplier and teaming agreements with both local and multinational customers and suppliers in the region as well as working collaboratively with other members of the CEWA Legal team and other Legal team members in and across other jurisdictions.
Employees with professional legal training and experience, who are qualified to practice law. Lawyers provide advice and counsel on legal matters and business ethics. Though the emphasis may differ from location to location, issues arise in areas of antitrust, administrative, commercial, communications, environmental, general corporate, government contracts, intellectual property, international, labor, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities, and tax law.

Requirements

  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 7 years experience in commercial law emphasis on contract negotiations, vetting and drafting
  • At least 7 years experience in deal making and the ability to function in global business environment
  • At least 7 years experience in transactional and deal experience
  • At least 7 years experience in similar ICT environment would be advantageous
  • At least 7 years experience in negotiations at management level
  • Fluent in English

Preferred

  • At least 9 years experience in commercial law emphasis on contract negotiations, vetting and drafting
  • At least 9 years experience in deal making and the ability to function in global business environment
  • At least 9 years experience in transactional and deal experience
  • At least 9 years experience in similar ICT environment would be advantageous
  • At least 9 years experience in negotiations at management level

Additional information
The successful incumbent will be well articulated, sound written and drafting skill and will have high level of competence, good judgment and high quality of work. He/She will be able to work under pressure, independently and within a team and will need to be flexible and adaptable according to work requirements. Also He/She should be hard working, resilient and disciplined.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 7 years experience in commercial law emphasis on contract negotiations, vetting and drafting
  • At least 7 years experience in deal making and the ability to function in global business environment
  • At least 7 years experience in transactional and deal experience
  • At least 7 years experience in similar ICT environment would be advantageous
  • At least 7 years experience in negotiations at management level
  • Fluent in English

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 9 years experience in commercial law emphasis on contract negotiations, vetting and drafting
  • At least 9 years experience in deal making and the ability to function in global business environment
  • At least 9 years experience in transactional and deal experience
  • At least 9 years experience in similar ICT environment would be advantageous
  • At least 9 years experience in negotiations at management level


About Business Unit
IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.
 

Preferred Education:Master's Degree

Commissionable:No

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