Job Title: Group Legal
Hiring Organization: Ericsson
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 01/15/2024
Legal Affairs provides timely, highly qualified, and efficient legal services
to the Ericsson Group and thereby contributes to achieving the Group’s targets.
In accordance with GFLA’s mission statement, the Market Area Group Legal
Counsel (“MA LC”) acts as Guardian and Enabler by providing effective legal and
compliance solutions in a risk-appropriate manner.
Market Area Middle East and Africa (“MMEA”) legal team is a unit within
Ericsson Group Function Legal Affairs and Compliance. The main objective of the
MMEA legal team is to provide legal support in accordance with the above to
looking for a MA LC acting with integrity, adhering to Ericsson’s Principles
and Values, and assuming ownership and responsibility for sustainable business
success, where risk awareness is key. For this, MA LC needs to think laterally
and sometimes outside the legal box, considering legal, contractual, financial,
technological, and operational aspects, as well as customer relationships,
together with benefits and risks for Ericsson.
you will do
reviewing, and actively negotiating commercial contracts, and legal
documents in connection with the business objectives; production of
templates, both adaption of global templates and creation of local
and mitigating legal and contractual risks by supporting the design and
implementation of company policies and procedures,
the business to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and
internal investigation in collaboration with different stakeholders.
corporate documentation and required licenses and authorizations in legal
entities in collaboration with MMEA Company Control,
legal entities to reduce exposure arising out of disputes by driving
litigation strategies and managing external counsels. Managing disputes,
claims, actions, and potential disputes, claims, and actions in concert
with various stakeholders and Group Legal Litigation Counsel at GFLA (when
other functions in various matters, with extra focus on intellectual
property rights, data privacy, and compliance in general,
advice and assisting Sales to design creative business models that
complies with laws and internal directives,
local legislation, regulations, and legal trends that are relevant for
Ericsson and its operations. Informing internal stakeholders, as necessary
policies and directives and decisions of GFLA,
guidance and advising on general legal issues in a multi-territory and
multi-jurisdiction environment as well as guidance,
legal competence gaps among stakeholders, preparing training tools and
material, and providing legal training to the business stakeholders
various degrees of cooperation and involvement of other relevant
stakeholders and functions.
Degree in law required.
Master’s degree and any further jurisdiction knowledge would be an asset.
least 7 years of experience as a corporate in-house counsel and/or member
of a leading corporate law firm, preferably with experience relevant to
the IT and/or telecommunications industry and cross-border transactions in
a multi-national setting.
mix of both law firm and in-house experience would be an important asset.
knowledge of contracts law, and international contractual principles, in
addition to very good knowledge of commercial law, labour law corporate
governance, and litigation & external counsel management.
good understanding of IT/telecommunication business and applicable laws
a part of a global team, fluent in English and French with an extensive
negotiation experience in an international environment.
negotiation skills and business acumen.
be able to work at all levels as well as at a most senior and high level,
under time pressure, across a cross-section of the business with critical
and meticulous attention to detail.
be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills; collaboration and
be people-oriented, i.e. must be able to relate to people with empathy,
yet to be objective in judgment and quickly win the confidence of others.
be able to quickly develop a strong internal and external network.
must be of the highest level.
be a true team player, professional, confident, sound analytical thinker
and always really good judgment, adaptable to change quickly.