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Associate Corporate Counsel (Dutch or German Speaker)

DigiCert

DigiCert

Legal
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

ABOUT DIGICERT

We're a leading, global security authority that's disrupting our own category. Our encryption is trusted by the major ecommerce brands, the world's largest companies, the major cloud providers, entire country financial systems, entire internets of things and even down to the little things like surgically embedded pacemakers. We help companies put trust-and abstract idea-to work. That's digital trust for the real world.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Associate Corporate Counsel (Commercial Contracts), you will report directly to another attorney on the customer contracts team and be responsible to structure, draft, and negotiate complicated technology, distribution, licensing, and other commercial agreements, and provide legal support to the Sales team. Some travel may be required.

Remote work options are available for those residing outside of Cape Town.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Draft and negotiate technology agreements, including software as a service (SaaS) agreements and software license agreements
  • Work with partnership teams to negotiate and document partner/distribution relationships
  • Negotiate ancillary agreements, such as NDAs, privacy agreements, and security agreements
  • Review and revise various form agreements
  • Ensure contractual compliance with industry standards and technical product requirements
  • Support, build positive relationships with, and provide legal guidance to internal business teams
  • Work collaboratively to identify and implement process improvements and support updates to internal playbooks and templates
  • Manage and meet internal SLAs, and help juggle priorities in a fast-moving environment
  • Own specific legal projects and develop subject matter expertise regarding legal issues faced by the customer contracts team and internal business partners

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Fluent in Dutch or German (written and verbal) and professional working proficiency in English (essential)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or equivalent
  • Admitted attorney (and in good standing) in South Africa
  • 2-4 years relevant post admission experience
  • Experience with contract negotiation, interpretation, and administration
  • Excellent business acumen, well-developed, pragmatic problem-solving abilities, and high emotional intelligence
  • Strong work ethic, a “hands on” mentality, accountability, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving business environment while juggling and prioritizing multiple projects at the same time
  • Ethical, adaptable, flexible, and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Desire to take on greater responsibility as experience is gained and skills are further developed
  • Keen diplomatic instincts and customer service mentality
  • Ability to work independently, employ good judgment, act with integrity, take ownership, and seek advice when necessary
  • This role may require some travel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience at a reputable regional, national, or international law firm
  • Experience working in-house for a tech company
  • Knowledge or experience in data security and privacy

SOME DIGICERT BENEFITS

  • Provident Fund
  • Medical Aid + Gap Cover
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education Support Program
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Sabbatical

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