MTN Ghana 2013: Commercial Legal Manager

Posted on :

2 Jul, 2013

Category :

IT Jobs in Ghana, Telecoms Jobs in ghana

MTN is a household name throughout much of Africa with a presence in 21 countries in African and the Middle East.  It is rare today to go to an African capital and not see the presence of MTN from the cities to the most rural areas. This is evidence of a company that has truly brought a great service to millions of Africa’s entrepreneurs and citizens.

Equipped with a proven record of technological innovation and a corporate culture that thrives on understanding telecommunications in emerging markets, MTN continues to consolidate is leadership position in the country. For MTN, innovation means understanding the needs of our customers and finding solutions that best meet their needs. MTN is therefore poised to provide great customer experiences and to further enrich its service offerings to its millions of subscribers by providing a better network with even better technology, an obligation to changing our customers’ lives, and a commitment to giving back to the communities we operate in. MTN recognises the rapid increase in its subscriber base as a result of its superior value proposition and is clearly the network of choice for the overwhelming majority of new subscribers. With this, MTN looks forward to the future with great hope and wish to reaffirm its commitment to the provision of World Class Telecommunications services to the good people of Ghana.

Job Summary

Provide Assistance to:

  • Minimise and mitigate legal Risk,
  • Advise, negotiate and manage commercial legal transactions within Scancom and outside Scancom
  • Ensure corporate governance, compliance,
  • Provide guidance and advice to operations in commercial legal activities/transactions requiring Scancom input – drafting, , structuring,
  • Review practices, procedures, policies and business to ensure that these in accordance with the laws of Ghana.
  • Manage legal/commercial risk in transactions
  • Assist in the Management of Departmental Budget

Job Role

  • Negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements
  • Provide legal support to company projects
  • Incorporation of related company policies into contracts
  • Monitor, manage and input in to litigation strategy and approach of external solicitors on all ongoing litigation and dispute resolution matters.
  • Manage disputes that arise and have the ability to judge on need to escalate disputes
  • Monitor legal and regulatory landscape and report on laws, regulations, guidelines that can affect the business of the company – provide guidance in legislative aspects
  • Manage legal risks in accordance with Company Policy
  • Provide legal opinions on various legal issues and legal advice on transactions
  • Researching applicable laws and providing recommendations on the legal consequences of business initiatives, decisions and highlighting attendant risks.
  • Provide legal support to company projects
  • Support Corporate Governance  internally and externally (Supports board meetings, supports conflict of interest initiatives)
  • Support  implementation of internal company policies
  • Support efforts towards influencing Governmental & Regulatory Policies affecting the Company’s business.
  • Facilitate timely responses to stakeholders

Educational Requirements

  • Degree in Law with qualifying certificate in law
  • Post-Graduate Qualification in Commercial Law , Communications Law or International Commercial Law is an advantage


  • 8 years post qualification Commercial/Corporate Law experience in a large local law firm.
  • Negotiations and drafting of reasonably complex commercial transactions
  • Telco/Finance/ Litigation Experience an advantage

Professional competencies

  • In depth knowledge of commercial laws, telecoms laws, labour laws, land laws etc
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conflict and Contract Management
  • Legal Advice and Litigation Management
  • Outstanding Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Strong reasoning and debating skills

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