Lagos, Nigeria
Legal Associate

Description

The primary objective is for the Legal Associate to provide general legal support to the group’s businesses. The key responsibilities of this role include:

. Directing, coordinating and supervising groupwide legal matters.

. Monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements.

. Monitoring external counsel.

. Ensuring timely filing of statutory returns.

. Preparing legal templates required for business processes and engagements; negotiating contracts with counterparties.

. Identifying and forecasting legal risks and advising on legal risk mitigation.

. Acting as company secretary.

. Attending and maintaining of minutes in respect of group meetings.

.Providing and implementing recommendations on the group’s corporate governance framework, ensuring that the group not only adheres to legal requirements but to global corporate governance best practices.

. Liaising with regulatory and governmental institutions as required.

. Tracking and maintaining records of regulatory developments within the group’s industries, and reporting such developments to management.

. Other related activities, as may be required from time to time.



Requirements

. Law degree with excellent grades.

. Admission to the Nigerian bar.

. Minimum of 2 years post-call (Nigerian bar) work experience in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Strong preference will be given to applicants that have worked in top-tier law firms.

. Proven law firm experience and background in Nigerian law particularly power, oil and gas, employment, project financing, investment law and general corporate advisory.

. Proven background on liaising with regulatory authorities in Nigeria.

. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office applications in particular MS Word at an advanced standard.

. Experience in managing and dealing with high-profile counterparts.

. Commercial awareness.

. Excellent communications skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.

. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

. High degree of personal maturity with the ability to lead conversations and negotiate with high profile counterparts.

. Ability to critically analyse complex problems and provide structured solutions.

. Comfortable with working as part of a team.

. Confidentiality.

. Willingness to work flexible hours if necessary.



Benefits

. Competitive salary.

. Bonus scheme.

. Essential benefits.

. Working in a thriving, fast paced environment.

. Opportunities for growth.