Company: Bolt

Bolt is one of the fastest growing startups in the world with over 30M happy customers in 30+ countries, from Europe to Mexico to Africa. We’re building a ride-hailing app to connect millions of riders and drivers around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable.

Job Description s

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 ensure 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 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 territory as a critical partner and trusted advisor to the business leadership in 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.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Bolt on to apply