Senior Manager: Commercial Legal (FinTech) (Ref: BBSMCLFT)

Position in the Legal sector in Gauteng - Gauteng
Posted On Wednesday 3 February 2021
Job Description:

Our client is a multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in 22 countries across Africa, Europe and Asia

They are committed to inspiring and enabling growth by leading the charge towards a bold, new digital world. They are entering a new phase in their lifecycle where operational and commercial excellence has become critical for success.

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The Senior Manager: Commercial Legal (FinTech) is responsible to manage all aspects of commercial legal requirements, transactions and initiatives within the Group, with a primary focus on fintech, including mobile financial services. This role will manage and provide guidance and advice on legal aspects of transactions, legal risks and other legal matters, with a primary focus on fintech, including mobile financial services.




4-year Academic Degree with Honours (LLB or equivalent preferred)

Qualified attorney

MBA / Masters advantageous

Fluent in English

Fluent in French (an advantage)




Minimum 7 – 10 year’s of Legal Experience at a reputable law firm.

Experience advising on matters, transactions and regulatory issues relating to mobile financial services, banking, digital payments and fintech.

Experience drafting and negotiating transactions involving the procurement, development, licensing and support of technology products and services, and intellectual property

Experience managing and negotiating complex or sophisticated commercial transactions, including transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Experience working with and managing multiple stakeholders

Experience working in, or advising, entities operating in the telecommunications industry (an advantage)

Work across diverse cultures and geographies

Understanding of, and familiarity with:

  •  Financial services
  •  Payments or banking environments
  •  Regulatory and compliance requirements and principles impacting, or relevant to, mobile financial services, banking, digital payments and fintech
  •  Intellectual property laws, data protection laws and anti-trust laws
  •  Emerging technologies

Interest in the use of technology to deliver legal services

Knowledge of the Telecoms industry and practices (an advantage)

Knowledge and familiarity with procurement processes in large organisations (an advantage)



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Bennita Birkett