Case Study. MEA Company – Executive Legal Manager – South Africa


Agile market-leading regional MEA investor with presence in 10 countries across 3 continents.


Not every placement starts with a vacancy. We were recruiting for another role for this client when we noticed that the legal team did not have a team member on the ground in South Africa. The legal matters for this country were overseen from another region.

Knowing that our client recently won several tenders in the region, we introduced a highly competent South African Lawyer from our network to the General Counsel.


The candidate had over 10 years of PQE having worked for a Magic Circle law firm and market leading multinational companies. 

This senior role represented a perfect next step in their career and the candidate’s experience was a perfect match to the needs of the client.


On reviewing the CV and the transactions record of the candidate, the General Counsel was keen to set up interviews with the legal team, the HR department and the GM.

Within two weeks the interview process was complete and the candidate accepted the offer.


The new team member started in their role in November 2017. As of today, they are still happily employed by the business (similar to all permanent placement we have made within the last 3 years).

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