Job Vacancy: Commercial Attorney

JOB VACANCY FORM: Commercial Attorney

Position at (Law Firm): VDT Attorneys Incorporated
Closing date: 30 November 2023
Ideal start date: 1 December 2023 / 2 January 2024

Full time position: Monday-Friday 08h00 – 16h30
Location: Castle Gate Offices, C/o Solomon Mahlangu & Van Ryneveld Avenue, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, 0181

Skills and experience Essential:

  • 1-5 years post article experience in the relevant field of Commercial and Tax Law and/or Commercial Litigation
  • Excellent Commercial and Tax Law Experience
  • Good knowledge of legislation and or transactional work relating to: –
  • Company Law;
  • Tax;
  • Business Law;
  • Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Fiduciary Services and Estate Planning Structures and Advisory;
  • BEE;
  • Positive attitude and the capability of working under pressurised conditions and dealing with large projects for corporate clients.
  • Structured, methodical with fault finding and attention to detail.
  • Understanding high demand of Client Service;
  • Ability to work together in a team on projects;
  • Communication – Ability to communicate efficiently to and with clients at board level as well as to and with co-workers on fault statuses.
  • Self-Starter and Motivated – Driven by the need to succeed.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Computer skills – MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook and Internet will be beneficial.

Essential Qualifications:

  • B-com & LL.B;
  • Registered Tax Practitioner (or in progress of registration);
  • Degree, Diploma or other Qualification in Tax (or at least have the intent to enrol for such qualification)

Essential functions

  • Management, administration and operation of own files, accounts and legal department;
  • Reporting to Principal on projects;
  • Good understating and feel for client’s business and business requirements and corporate and commercial relations;
  • Drafting of specialised, general – and/or specific contracts, advice and/or legal opinions, tax opinions, including, but not limited to:
    o   Shareholder Agreements;
    o   MOI;
    o   Partnership Agreements;
    o   Merger Agreements and Corporate Restructure Agreements;
    o   Share Sale and Subscription Agreements;
    o   Service Level Agreements;
    o   Data Privacy Agreements, such as operator agreements, data processor agreements, E-commerce contracts            etc.;
    o   Joint Venture and Co-Operation Agreements.
  • Negotiation of agreements;
  • Reviewing and settling of contracts;
  • Management and execution of contracts;
  • Any requirements that entities or individuals may have in relation to transactions and commerce in general.

October 27, 2023

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