Associate Counsel

Confidential

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In line with our long term strategic growth plan, we currently have an opening in the Associate cadre and is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill this role. 

  

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide general support to the corporate commercial team 
  • Excellent  General legal knowledge
  • Preparation and review of commercial agreements and legal opinions generally
  • Conducting due diligence and investigations of title
  • Providing compliance advice and assistance to clients (CAC, SEC, NOTAP, NAFDAC etc.)
  • Providing company secretarial services to clients 
  • Preparation and perfection of conveyancing agreements, mortgages, leases etc. and handling of all real estate and construction related transactions
  • Preparation and Review of Expressions Of Interest 
  • Advising on Project Finance Transactions including PPP”s as well as preparing a wide range of commercial transaction documents
  • Supervise, train and mentor subordinates 
  • Appraise and identify skills gaps of subordinates and recommend appropriate training to fill identified gaps
  • Interact with clients and provide updates on matters as well as latest legal developments within client’s sector 

 

EXPERIENCE

4 – 7 years post call experience

 

PRIMARY INTERACTIONS

Internal: partners, senior associates, accountant, practice manager and associates

External: clients, governmental institutions, court officials and regulatory bodies 

 

REPORTING LINES

Reports to supervising Senior Associate under overall supervision of Partner in charge of the practice team.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • In-depth specific knowledge of Company Law and practice
  • In-depth specific knowledge of legislation and rules relating to Investments & Securities, Foreign exchange, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance etc.
  • Ability to initiate and conclude all commercial transaction documentation with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to identify potential  legal issues or pitfalls in any commercial transaction
  • Ability to see tasks through within timelines with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to manage own workload and that of subordinates
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of real estate and conveyancing
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of project finance including but not limited to Public Private Partnership models
  • Good attention for details.
  • Communication skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Analytical skills 

Summary

Company

Confidential

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Legal

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years