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Legal Counsel



Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024


We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe, and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.


The successful incumbent will be responsible for legal advice, document preparation, and compliance management for the BASF Group in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Duties will include the following:

  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts and related documents

  • Conduct in-depth legal research

  • Update stakeholders on regulatory developments

  • Assist with compliance investigations and risk assessments

  • Support the development and rollout of compliance training programs and internal policies

  • Manage litigation matters

  • Assist the organization with company secretarial needs

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor's of Laws (LLB)

  • Preferably licensed as a Legal Practitioner with 1 to 3 years of experience at a reputable law firm

  • Experience in using legal databases and commonly used IT applications

  • Proficient in analytical and research skills with good knowledge of law

  • Organized, with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.

Closing date for applications: 18.06.2024