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DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 


Location: Kempton Park
Job Posting Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Time Type: Full time


Minimum Requirements

Degree in Law: LLB, Bproc or BUirus Degree

Intermediate computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Contract management systems


Job Related Requirements


  • 5 Post Qaulification years relevant experience in a senior position
  • Wholistic knowledge of law, including Contract, Corporate, Civil, Interpretation of statutes
  • Admission as an Attorney
  • Experience in Drafting, Reviewing, and Negotiating Commercial Agreements and Contracts, locally and internationally
  • Technical knowledge of legal structures and agreements within logistics industry
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to understand complex legal concepts
  • Knowledge and Experience of Privacy Laws and Regulations with the ability to provide training to key stakeholders
  • Proven history of representation and interaction with External Legal Counsel in collections and other matters
  • Excellent fluency in English years exposure to business processes
  • Leadership Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Must be able to self manage (includes effectively communicating with stakeholders)
  • Proven track record of dealing with people at all levels within the organization
  • Effective time management


Added Advantages for this role

LLM, MBA preferred

Industry knowledge

Strong personality with an ability to get the necessary messages across


Main purpose of the role

To partner business by ensuring the delivery of seamless, value added support to DSV. This entails delivering a legal service to the business, which includes, but is not limited to, furnishing and implementing legal advice to management and the business in respect of a wide variety of commercial and corporate law matters, working with external professional advisors, the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts (including specialised transactional agreements).


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft/vet and review a variety of corporate legal contracts.
  • Keeping abreast of new/changed legislation and informing the business to ensure understanding of risks and commercial implications.
  • Protecting the company’s interest, risk management and compliance with corporate governance, guidelines and procedures.
  • Negotiation on behalf of the business in order to attain value.
  • Negotiation with third parties to ensure appropriate contractual relationships and minimise risks.
  • Identify matters requiring specialist legal input and instruct and liaise with appropriate external counsel.
  • Liaise with external attorneys and prepare comprehensive brief to attorneys where necessary.
  • Co-ordinating litigation matters with external attorneys and counsel, and interpreting recommendations for the business.
  • Drafting legal opinions.
  • Conduct legal research of significant legal issues.




  • Timely and comprehensive response of assigned tasks
  • Execution of projects and day-to-day tasks
  • Focus on performance and deadlines
  • Build and maintain  strong relationships with internal stakeholders





  • Legal Counsel


Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


Job area:  Legal

Senior Legal Counsel

Kempton Park

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