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Published: Aug 1, 2022 (7 days ago)

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Education / Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, Experience & Other Requirements

  • LLB / BL qualification
  • Minimum of 7 years post-call experience, at least 2 of which must have been in a top law firm in Nigeria or Common Law country or the In house legal department of a large business organization, preferably in a manufacturing environment or FMCG.
  • Must have generalist knowledge of all aspects of commercial and cooperate law.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal support/supervision.
  • Superior oral and written communications.
  • Meticulous forensic abilities.
  • Ability to produce and review quality legal drafts. Ability to work under pressure and respond to situations with speed and efficiency. Ability to work well with various business functions across different topics.


Responsibilities

Education / Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, Experience & Other Requirements

  • LLB / BL qualification
  • Minimum of 7 years post-call experience, at least 2 of which must have been in a top law firm in Nigeria or Common Law country or the In house legal department of a large business organization, preferably in a manufacturing environment or FMCG.
  • Must have generalist knowledge of all aspects of commercial and cooperate law.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal support/supervision.
  • Superior oral and written communications.
  • Meticulous forensic abilities.
  • Ability to produce and review quality legal drafts. Ability to work under pressure and respond to situations with speed and efficiency. Ability to work well with various business functions across different topics.


Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Support periodic compliance audits of group companies.
  • Render support on all legal and secretarial needs of the company.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures for the department/company.
  • Draft, analyze and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the company and all its organs.
  • Provide legal support for heads of departments and units.
  • Prepare periodic reports for department consideration.
  • Monitor compliance with all legal requirements, including contractual and commercial law, health and safety law, environmental law, labour law etc..
  • Monitor, assess ongoing cases and execute the best course of action.
  • Serve on committees or special project vehicles of the company as may be directed by the group head legal.
  • Conduct appropriate research for legal cases- the legitimacy of asset deals, lawsuits and investigations.
  • Keep track of new updates in corporate and business law.
  • Support team leaders in negotiations for contracts with third parties.
  • Assist with company secretarial and administrative duties.


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