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Head, Legal(Cross-border operations)

StreSERT Integrated Limited

Legal Services

Construction NGN 1,500,000 - 2,000,000
3 weeks ago

Job Summary

Our client is a Group of companies with over 3 decades of business operations in areas such as power generation, real estate, construction and automobile. The Group has so far established itself as a renowned and trusted brand providing reliable, top-quality solutions for Nigerians. As the Head of Legal and Compliance, you will lead and oversee all legal and compliance activities across the company's offshore, local, and international entities.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description/Requirements

Leadership and Management
  • Develop and implement the strategic direction for the legal and compliance function.
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of legal and compliance professionals.
  • Ensure the alignment of the legal and compliance strategy with the overall business objectives

Legal Advisory

  • Provide expert legal advice to the executive team and board of directors on a broad range of issues, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, employment law, and regulatory matters.
  • Oversee the drafting, review, and negotiation of all critical contracts and agreements.

Compliance Oversight

  • Design, implement, and maintain a robust compliance program to ensure adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies.
  • Conduct regular compliance audits and risk assessments.
  • Stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations that may impact the company and ensure proactive compliance measures are in place.

Risk Management

  • Identify and mitigate legal and compliance risks across all business units.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to manage risk effectively.
  • Handle any legal disputes, litigation, or investigations, and manage relationships with external legal counsel.

International and Cross-Border Operations:

  • Oversee legal and compliance matters related to the company's offshore, local, and international operations, ensuring all activities are compliant with local, regional, and international laws.
  • Coordinate with local legal and compliance teams in different jurisdictions to manage and harmonize global compliance efforts.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Act as the primary liaison with regulatory authorities and other external stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including senior management, board members, and external partners.

Policy Development:

  • Develop and implement corporate policies and procedures to ensure ethical business practices.
  • Promote a culture of compliance and integrity within the organization.

Training and Education:

  • Lead training programs for employees on legal and compliance matters to foster a culture of compliance.
  • Provide ongoing education and updates to the executive team and board on relevant legal and compliance issues.

  • Litigation success rate: Percentage of favorable outcomes in legal proceedings
  • Stakeholder satisfaction: Feedback from internal stakeholders (e.g., board members, executives) on the quality and timeliness of legal and compliance support.
  • Team performance metrics: Performance evaluations and goal achievement rates of the legal and compliance team
  • Process improvement initiatives: Number and impact of implemented process improvements within the legal and compliance function. ▪ Contract turnaround time: Average time taken to review and finalize contracts and agreements
  • Cross-border compliance adherence: Number of compliance issues or breaches in international operations.

Interfaces Internal Contacts
  • Chairman
  • Executive Committee
  • Managing Directors
  • Legal Team

External Contacts
  • Legal Practitioners
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • External Consultants

  • LL. B Degree from an accredited institution. LL.M from an accredited University is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in legal and compliance roles, with at least 5 years in a leadership positio
  • Proven experience at a multinational is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience managing legal and compliance functions in a multinational organization.

Soft skills
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep understanding of international legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Regular training for personnel development

Location: Lagos

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cvs using HLM-24 as subject.

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