SweepSouth isthe largest online marketplace on the African continent for ordering and paying for home cleaning services and other home services (other services launching soon). We connect people with experienced, reliable, efficient and insured home service providers in minutes.
SweepSouth is in search of a full-time Legal Counsel to help start up our Legal team. This position will be available immediately. The successful candidate will ideally be based in Cape Town, although the position is hybrid/remote.
We currently operate in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt and are actively exploring expansion into new service areas and new geographies.
We re looking for an internal Legal Counsel to work within SweepSouth alongside our awesome Management Team. Your role will be to assist with the:
drafting, reviewing and negotiating of various commercial contracts and agreements, ranging from standard commercial agreements to funding and capital raise agreements;
managing and mitigating legal risks by designing and implementing company policies and procedures from both a local and international regulatory and governance view, and
promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company.
You ll both deal with external law firms (if and when required) in managing legal matters, as well as serve as the legal champion for in-house counsel.
Give accurate and timely counsel to management on a variety of legal topics while properly protecting the commercial and legal interests of the business and its stakeholders (including but not limited to capital fundraising, international expansion, labour law, partnerships with third parties, corporate governance, international regulatory requirements, foreign exchange control etc.).
Collaborate with the necessary internal teams (such as Management, Product, Engineering, Operations and Support) and provide legal input to devise efficient strategies in relation to:
achieving the overall strategy of the company;
designing compliant and commercially viable products and/or services;
providing on-going legal support and advice in relation to the management and deployment of the various SweepSouth platforms; and
mitigate any potential risks which may arise.
Assist with any corporate financing (debt or equity based) by providing advice on structure of the financing, drafting and reviewing agreements and if applicable, managing any investment process which occurs (such as managing due diligence proceedings, reviewing investor agreements and implementing and applicable legal obligations arising from the agreements).
Research and inform management on applicable international laws, company formation, taxes, exchange control regulations, etc. in existing territories and jurisdictions that we are exploring or planning to enter into (alongside local counsel in relevant jurisdiction if needed).