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Job Summary

Our client is looking to hire a suitable candidate to drive the Legal team of the business and the Company secretariat to ensure optimal performance.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements


  • Manage records of contracts & other legal documents deposited with the legal team for safekeeping
  • Provide legal advice and guidance in all matters concerning the laws and regulations governing the Group, its staff, legal structure(s) and the conduct of its operations and transactions conducted by departments 
  • Supervise a comprehensive due diligence prior to investments where necessary
  • When necessary, defend and settle disputes and litigation involving the Group and liaise with external lawyers as required
  • Conduct legal research prior to effecting corporate changes and potential exits and conduct external counsels in this regard
  • Organize, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of board meetings, Board Committee Meetings and general meetings (AGMs)
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, Directors and secretaries and ensure that corporate regulatory filings are up to date
  • Research documents and case history to ensure the accuracy of legal advice and procedures
  • Keep up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and attending relevant programmes
  • Ensure that the company complies with its Memorandum and Articles of Association and applicable corporate governance policies
  • Provide adequate guidance to the board on their responsibilities and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and advise management on appropriate action
  • Liaise with relevant government and regulatory authorities, where required
  • Participate in industry-focus groups including the Nigerian Bar Association Corporate Counsel sections
  • Participate in disciplinary committee meetings and provide legal counsel on approach and recommendations
  • Provide legal counsel to the respective departments within the company and review all presented documents that have legal implications prior to signing by any company representative
  • Provide support to the compliance team on all regulatory matters, where required
  • Propose and/or implement innovative ideas to enhance business results in the firm
  • Act as a leader and mentor to junior employees in the firm
  • Manage other activities as delegated by Management
  • Supervise and coach junior members of the team.


  • Minimum academic of a First degree, Law school graduate 
  • Master's degree is an added advantage
  • Experience: Preferably posted to a law firm or the legal unit of a financial services company during the NYSC year
  • 8 years post NYSC experience
  • Certificate of Call to Bar
  • ISCAN Certification is an added advantage


Skills: These are the skills required to enable this individual excel in this role

  • Ability to use MS Excel
  • Ability to use MS Word
  • Ability to use MS PowerPoint
  • Oral communication skills
  • Writing skills  
  • Business communication skills
  • Presentation skills  
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management  
  • Customer service
  • Conducting Legal Research
  • Processing Documents and Applications with regulatory bodies
  • Understanding the various sectors in CFS and relevant regulations
  • Understanding the various dispute resolution methods in Nigeria
  • Engaging with regulators
  • Engaging with investigative bodies 
  • Negotiating

Attitudes: This involves the attitude, behavior and values the employee is expected to possess

  • Adherence to company culture
  • Respectful communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Solution oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Methodical and logical thinking
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Project management
  • Integrity

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