Call for application : Legal Counsel – Francophone and Lusophone

Cameroon Desks
DHL Legal Services offers all business partners worldwide solution-oriented legal advice. We provide comprehensive support in contracts, negotiations, and processes with customers and suppliers as well as in general litigation and commercial law matters.

In a matrix organization, Legal Services is organized on the one hand according to regions and on the other hand according to global cross-sectional topics.

Ready to immerse yourself in the exciting world of Legal? Join the team and bring your expertise on board! As part of the DHL Group, you will be working with a global network of Legal colleagues and benefit from a wide range of development opportunities.
Location : Douala, Littoral, Cameroon

Job Purpose:

The Legal Counsel for Francophone and Lusophone Africa is responsible for providing general legal advice to businesses within a cluster of countries (Express: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic & Burundi). The role involves working with a supervisor to define and recommend legal strategies and objectives to mitigate the organization's legal exposure and implement top-tier legal processes and procedures to assure business objectives are met and legal risks are mitigated.

Key Tasks: 
  • Provide general legal advice, including contract (customer and vendor) support to businesses served.
  • Advise members of the business on legal and related risks associated with DPDHL's operations in the area of responsibility.
  • Analyze and interpret case law, court reports, and proposed/existing laws and regulations.
  • Prepare legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents related to trade, commercial, financial, and operational matters.
  • Advise business on legal trends and developing areas of law.
  • Manage internal and external legal spend in the area of responsibility.
  • Defend the organization's legal interests in litigation and claims in own area of responsibility.
  • Assist with budget preparation for the legal function in the area of responsibility.
  • Stay updated with legal technology and its potential use in delivering legal services.
Qualifications & Key Requirements:
  • University law degree
  • Bar affiliation appreciated
  • Professional law qualifications
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Growing understanding of DHL's business operations; goals and strategies in the area of responsibility
  • Ability to apply legal knowledge and expertise in a business environment
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience with OHADA law and Francophone Africa (especially Cameroon, Burkina Faso Chad)
  • Developing legal analytical skills
  • 8 to 10 years of experience as an in-house lawyer or in private practice
DHL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. 

If this is something you would like to do, don’t hesitate, and start your application.


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