Job Title: Legal Counsel
Job Reference: 1208
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Legal Counsel will have to support the Legal, Contracts and risk management of the Group.

Responsibilities

  • Corporate Matters
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial/business agreements associated with sales and marketing
  • Perform or have performed company secretary functions
  • Advise on and prepare necessary documentation for inter-company transactions in respect of corporate matters as requested

Trading Activities:

  • Comment on draft sales and purchase agreements within the normal trade.
  • Participate in negotiations as required.
  • Advise project managers/contracts engineers/procurement department on
  • Contractual matters relating to subcontracts as requested.
  • Draft and / or comment on other agreements as required on group and regional basis.
  • Draft, prepare and negotiate client contracts.

Assets:

  • Handling of sale and acquisitions of equipment and equity interests on an as requested basis.
  • Manage the legal aspect of a wide range of transactions for Assets and Commercial, including complex contracts, all aspects of workout, restructuring, collection and risk analysis.

Partner Relations:

  • Draft and review various types of agreements with partners as requested.
  • Manage outside counsel and vendors, including fees, use of, etc.

Handling of Disputes and Litigations:

  • Keep record of disputes and litigations involving group companies listed under “Corporate Matters” above.
  • Handle litigations falling under a) above, including the engagement of external legal advisor in consultation with the Corporate V.P. & General Counsel.

General Legal Advise:

  • Advise and assist the Regional Vice President and the Corporate VP & General Counsel on legal matters upon request.
  • Ensure compliance monitoring and internal controls are in place, including processes for management of operational risk, in accordance with Company and regulatory standards.

Authorities:

  • The Legal Counsel has always the authority to act to protect the best interests of the Group.
  • Special authority is granted in order to enable signature on behalf of companies in relation to company secretarial functions as decided from time to time.
  • In matters handled by, general or special authority may be conferred to the Legal Advisor from case to case.

Interfaces:

  • External: With Clients, Suppliers, Partners, Owners and others as necessary.
  • Internal: With Corporate V.P. & General Counsel, Legal & Contracts Manager, Senior Legal Counsel and other Legal Counsels and others as necessary.

Expectations

  • Master degree in Law.
  • A minimum of 5 years (post articles) experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in cross border transactions will be a significant advantage
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Team player and business-minded lawyer who possess good common sense and sound
  • Should hold a practicing certificate in the appropriate jurisdiction
  • Strong analytical, oral and written English, communication skills
  • Well-honed negotiation, advocacy skills, judgment, strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent business judgment and ability to apply business solutions to legal problems
  • High level of integrity and proficiency with personal computers


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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