General Counsel – Mining / Corporate Commercial Joburg (Ref.: MC32390)


Our client is a mining company based in Johannesburg with operations accross South Africa. They are looking for an experienced Legal Advisor to join the Management Team.

Minimum Requirements

7+ year's experience after qualifying


Admitted Attorney or Advocate

Sound Corporate experience outside of practice

Experience in Mining/Construction hugely beneficial but Corporate Commercial experience is of greater importance.

Good Governance experience (Company Secretarial) - working at Board level with Shareholders Agreements, Resolutions, Companies Act, King IV etc.

Entrepreneurial by nature

Strategic thinker, but not averse to doing what is necessary themselves - especially in the beginning, whilst the department is being established.

Good negotiation skills together with Contract drafting experience

Labour and IR exposure.

Property / Commercial property experience including town planning, servetudes etc would be beneficial.

Good EQ - interacting with stakeholders and board members will be common place.

Good communication and administrative skills.

Role Description

This is a full function role, our client is a relatively small operation as a subsidiary of a much larger Group. However, they require their own Legal resources and therefore thiss role has been created.

The position involves the following:

Reports directly to the Board of Directors

Is a key managerial role in the organisation

Covers management of all legal disciplines - i.e. Corporate Commercial Legal counsel and full legal function, Governance, Compliance, Regulatory and Risk, IR and Labour, Procurement and Negotiations, Disputes etc.

This is a new position and this person will be required to establish the Legal Department of the organisation, including systems, software, processes etc. There are however, many resources available from within the Group.

This person will be intricately involved in the day to day operations of our client and will offer support at all levels.

City: Johannesburg

Salary: The package is negotiable based on the individual's experience

Duration: Permanent