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Assistant Legal Counsel at Guinness Cameroon S.A.

Akwajobs   (Douala, Cameroon)

Posted : 13 October, 2017
Category : Law, Legal   Location : Douala, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time



Job Title:             Assistant Legal Counsel Guinness Cameroon S.A.
Department:       LEGAL
Reporting to:      Legal Counsel & Company Secretary
Category:            10 (Level 5)
No of positions: 1
Contract:             Permanent
Guinness Cameroon SA produces markets and sells alcoholic beverages in Cameroon. It is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc the global alcoholic drinks company.The company employs over 400 people.
The Legal and Company Secretarial department provides proactive legal counseling and legal support to the business, compliance, corporate governance; board meeting and shareholders meetings organization and management.
The Assistant Legal Counsel will be expected to play a full role in the work of the Department - undertaking specified tasks identified in the Department’s schedule of responsibilities and work calendar, as well as ad hoc projects furthering his or her legal and company secretarial experience.
There is frequent and close liaison with the Diageo Global, International and Africa Legal Functions for effective discharge of responsibilities.

  • At least a Bachelor degree in any law area.
  • Min 5-year experience with specific experience in active commercial legal practice
  • Strong communication / presentation skills, both verbal and written, in French and English.

The preferred candidate should have:

  • Some experience of supervising junior staff (or ability to do so).
  • Ability to work confidently and stand ground with more senior managers
  • Willingness to experiment and learn.


As an assistant Legal counsel , you should be able to:

  • Act as a highly effective legal and business adviser . 
  • Ensure that the Legal Department is an integral part of Guinness Cameroun’s business (including visibility in-market) so that the department receives appropriate commercial and other functional inputs
  • Support the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary to achieve the right balance between hand on “doing” of legal work, managing external lawyers and training of other employees on relevant topics
  • Support the Legal Advisor and Company Secretary in ensuring that the company’s statutory registers and other records are maintained in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure in liaison with external counsels efficient prosecution of cases affecting the company in order to protect all company assets, and that the litigation burden is well managed and maintained at a reasonable level as compared to other companies in the market and other Diageo companies in comparable markets.

Female applications are highly encouraged.
All applications to be made through the website: www.Diageo-Careers.Com.
Guinness Cameroon, which is ISO 9001/2008 and FSSC 22000 certified, is committed to meritocracy and inclusiveness and will not unfairly discriminate in recruitment, training, career development and promotion on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, disability, religion or belief and age

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