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Counsel, Sub Saharan Africa

Legal in Randburg, South Africa

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

 

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

We are currently searching for Legal Counsel based in Johannesburg, South Africa for this growing region with expertise in commercial, litigation and regulatory law. You will work together within a dynamic legal team to help support the dynamic growth of the business across the region.  You will report directly to the Senior Counsel for SSA. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work closely with the Senior Counsel, SSA and other Legal Counsel across SSA on regulatory, compliance, litigation, policy, and commercial matters as well as broader business issues 
  • Provide pragmatic, strategic and proactive legal advice to internal stakeholders across SSA, Europe and the Middle East
  • Effectively manage outside counsel and spend to achieve objectives across the Uber platform
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements autonomously
  • Understand, interpret, and apply both national and cross-border regulations as applicable to Uber’s business model
  • at Uber we work as a team, and you’ll be expected to work with others in a constructive manner to achieve the goals of the business



WHAT YOU NEED

  • 5+ years post-qualification experience with a preference for candidates with in-house experience. Experience in civil law jurisdictions will be an advantage
  • Fluent in written and spoken in English; fluency in French will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong profile and experience
  • Be an effective and transparent communicator
  • Enthusiasm about Uber and how we are changing the way people move
  • The ability to thrive in a fast moving, high impact environment

 


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