Security and Intellectual Property experience
To drafts our templates for defense and security contracts
To draft our standard clauses and set our policy in terms of intellectual property
To monitor and oversee all related transactions to ensure that the company’s processes, policies, procedures and standards are in compliance with the working laws and regulations in the defense sector.
Collaborate with executive management for the formulation of company vision, mission and strategic objectives as per the directives of the Board.
monitor the implementation of the strategy.
Collaborate in the development of the department’s strategic and operational budgets; monitor expenditures against the budget(s) to ensure minimum variances.
Collaborate in the development of the department’s policies and procedures, ensuring that they promote leading practices and comply with laws and regulations.
Develop useable and effective terms and conditions for drafting specific contracts, while integrating legal laws.
Identify and establish relationships with strategic stakeholders, internal and external, to facilitate the achievement of the department’s strategy as well as the corporate strategy.
Provide legal advice and assistance to the Chief Legal Officer, Management & Executive Committees and the Chief Officers / Directors with respect to legal issues on concerned business matters and any other legal assistance required.
Assist in overseeing the legal affairs of company to ensure that the company is protected from a wide variety of legal risks (contractual risks, litigation risks, etc.
from company’s business venture.
Assess and approve affiliation of external lawyers with the entity.
Review written correspondence and contracts between company and relevant parties with a view to avoid potential legal implications and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Review all legal documentation pertaining to formal agreements, legal instruments, licenses etc to ensure that all legal documentation is accurate and valid.
Investigate legal claims and complaints by or against the company together with external lawyer.
Ensure required information / documents are provided to the external lawyers to defend the court case.
Oversee the maintenance of legal database which captures legal references, areas of law of special interest to the company such as company and labour law, legal journals etc to ensure that adequate legal information is available for reference.
Follow-up on cases and legal proceedings , and any other legal assistance required such as the review of external communication protocols and publications.
Keep CLO updated on all legal matters (as and when required).
Advise department when changes to laws and regulations may require changes in standard form documentation that may affect the products and servicing offered by the company.
Safeguard the assets, reputation and operations of the company against legal risks arising in relation to its business relationships, contracts and agreements, compliance with laws and litigation.
Ensure high standards of confidentiality to safeguard commercially sensitive information.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Law
Masters degree in law or in Business Administration with a thesis emphasis in law
Minimum of 8 -10 years of experience in a legal function or law firm in a similar role