MNET Recruits Legal Advisor

Posted on :

11 Dec, 2013

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa, Media Jobs in South Africa

(External factors which influence the work environment, taking future conditions and strategic requirements into account)

• Dynamic, vibrant, fast-paced & demanding organization
• Lucrative electronic media (TV) business environment
• Highly competitive environment
• Highly focused and Multicultural environment
• M-Net policies & procedures
• Extremely high performance driven environment
• Media environment
• Technological environment
• Multi-channel environment
• Market expansion/new ventures
• Interactive
• Digital broadcasting environment



(External and internal individuals or groups to whom products, services, programmes and information must be provided)

• Business units within M-Net
• Group companies – Naspers, MIH, MultiChoice, SuperSport
• International and Local Suppliers and Distributors
• M-Net Management, Board and staff
• External service providers


(Products, services, programs and information which the individual must provide to external individuals or groups, or one another to accomplish the organisation’s mission and strategy)

• Advise relevant parties such as Group company directors and executives with regards to corporate governance developments
• Advise on, and ensure adherence to, legislation applicable to the company and the Group
• Advise on IP related queries
• Assist with corporate and commercial transactions
• Negotiate and draft various agreements (i.e. entertainment law agreements, commercial agreements, IT Agreements, IP Agreements)
• Actively manage litigation arising in the businesses
• Manage the company’s contract database
• Assist with overseeing the management and administration of the company’s trademark and domain name portfolios
• Manage and liaise with external parties (including outside attorneys)
• Assist with the implementation and management of the company’s legal compliance programme
• Conduct training on pieces of legislation impacting the company’s business


Education & Experience

• Must an LLB Degree
• Must be an admitted attorney
• At least 3 years post articles experience
• Must have extensive contract drafting and negotiation experience, preferably in the areas of entertainment law/media law/IP law
• Knowledge of intellectual property law, media law and entertainment law would be advantageous
• Must have knowledge of relevant legislation
• Good knowledge and experience in the television/broadcasting industry would be an advantage
• Financial knowledge and understanding would be an advantage
• Must have computer skills
– MS Office
– Internet
– Jutastat
– LexisNexis


(Personal capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs)

• Analytical thinking
• Diplomacy/Tact
• Relationship building
• Perseverance
• Planning
• Working under pressure
• Planning and organizing
• Relationship building


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