Our client, based in Pretoria is looking for a dynamic, seasoned and experienced litigator possessing extensive experience in practicing at the bar or a law firm. The prospective candidate should essentially be a litigation specialist who has appeared before courts and handled complex civil or commercial and/or competition cases.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements:
- A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree or equivalent legal qualification and admission as an attorney / advocate (if admitted as an advocate, the candidate must have served and completed pupillage). All international qualifications must be accompanied by a SAQA accreditation certificate;
- Fifteen years (15) years post admission experience, of which at least five (5) years must preferably include management experience;
- Litigation experience, preferably civil and commercial (proven track record of cases must be submitted); and
- Superior drafting, analytical and litigation skills.

Role Description

Key Responsibilities:
- To appear and represent the Commission in the Competition Tribunal, Competition Appeal Court or any court in trial proceedings, appeal and review proceedings, contested merger hearings, application proceedings etc.;
- Drafting pleadings, giving advice on evidence, preparing witness statements, leading and cross examining witnesses, preparing and presenting heads of argument;
- Prosecuting and opposing appeals in the Competition Appeal Court;
- To provide high quality advise to the Commission on the litigation strategy of cases;
- To advise on and to provide superior legal solutions to procedural and substantive legal challenges arising from the Commission’s litigation;
- To develop and apply a project management approach to the litigation of cases in the Competition Tribunal in order to ensure expeditious and effective prosecution of cases;
- To provide strategic leadership to the Commission litigation teams;
- To build the internal litigation capacity of the Commission;
- To undertake research and advice the Commission on emerging trends in the litigation pipeline; and
- To assess, evaluate and advise on the strengths and weaknesses of theories of harm and economic evidence in abuse of dominance and merger investigations.

- Strong, problem solving skills;
- Be a self-starter;
- Able to work under pressure;
- Energetic and committed with strong attention to detail;
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
- Sound project management skills;
- Strong litigation, drafting and analytical skills;
- Case management skills; and
- Interpersonal and leadership skills.

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City: Pretoria

Salary: 1.3 Million per annum negotiable

Duration: Permanent