Head of Legal at Bolt

Date Posted: July 23, 2020, 5:37 a.m.

Job Description

We are looking to hire our first Legal Counsel in Africa to lead and develop the legal presence across the continent.

This person will be responsible for legal support across the region with regard to all aspects of Bolt’s business and together with the team in the headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia ensures a seamless and full service to the business teams across the continent. This person will also have a big role to play in strategic support and guidance to the company in the region, working on issues that impact not only the business of Bolt but also touch the lives of people in countries across the continent.

What you’ll be doing:

Day-to-day legal support to Bolt and its regional subsidiaries in Africa.

Develop the legal function in the territory as a critical partner and trusted advisor to the business leaders in the region

Support expansion to new markets and the roll-out of new products

Manage and coordinate external legal support

Provide input and feedback to senior leadership on the business model and execution

Drive change and development in Bolt business, using your voice to affect change for better

Anticipate legal and commercial risks and advise and assist the business to prepare for them

Collaborate closely with the rest of the legal team to ensure seamless execution and support

Work closely with the other corporate functions to ensure the right level of oversight that can protect and promote Bolt’s business



You have completed a legal qualification from a reputable law school

You are a qualified lawyer

You have 4-8 years of experience, preferably at a law firm or an international company with direct experience of working in Africa

Location in one of the countries where Bolt has an existing presence

You are an excellent communicator both in writing and orally

You are an analytical thinker who loves to solve problems

You are organised. You deliver stuff on time

You recognise the power of personality and can influence others

You don’t take yourself too seriously



Motivating compensation – motivational base pay and company stock options

No corporate BS – we’re moving too fast for that

Amazing personal growth experience at one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe

Working with a motivated and talented international team, plus regular team events

Flexible working hours – as long as you get the work done

Impactful work – you’ll have a rare opportunity to build a product literally used by millions of people across the world


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply through Bolt's site via the link https://careers.bolt.eu

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