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Negotiate, write and execute agreements and contracts.
Ensure the Company is in compliance with all of its third party obligations as stated in the legal agreements it has entered into.
Ensure the Company’s agreements, its actions and operations are in compliance with the rules, guidelines and regulations of relevant regulatory bodies.
Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues.
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
Manage various projects and deadlines.
Ensure legal objectives are met.
Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
Provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics.
Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Legal department.
Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
Review on-going cases and advice management accordingly.
Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
Review and regularly update the legal departmental processes.
Qualifications and Requirements
A First Degree in Law i.e. (LLB) and Bachelor of Law (BL)
Relevant post graduate qualifications may be an added advantage, but are not a requirement.