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Standard Life Organization, founded in 2010, is Nigeria's leading innovative financial services provider. With a robust presence nationwide and a significant footprint in East Africa, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence, integrity, and customer satisfaction. The Company Lawyer will oversee the legal aspects of our business, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and provide expert legal advice to management. This role requires a thorough understanding of corporate law and the ability to manage complex legal matters that impact the organization.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Legal Advisory: Provide expert legal advice to senior management on various corporate, regulatory, and compliance issues.
  • Contract Management: Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to ensure the company’s interests are protected.
  • Compliance: Ensure the company complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including corporate governance, employment law, and industry-specific regulations.
  • Dispute Resolution: Manage and resolve legal disputes and litigation involving the company, including representing the company in court when necessary
  • Risk Management: Identify potential legal risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Policy Development: Assist in developing and implementing company policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance.
  • Training: Conduct training sessions for employees on legal topics relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and organized records of all legal documents and proceedings.


Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from a recognized university; a Master’s degree or professional certifications (such as the Nigerian Law School Certificate) is a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate law, preferably within the financial services industry.
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of Nigerian corporate law, contract law, and regulatory compliance.
  • Skills: Excellent analytical, negotiation, and communication skills; strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Integrity: High ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal conduct.


Personal Attributes:

  • Proactive: Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and develop strategic solutions.
  • Team Player: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others within the organization.


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