The Legal Officer will be a key legal advisor and an integral part of our legal team. Liaise with the security department in charging cases to court and make sure the case is properly prosecuted. To ensure that any legal-related issue within and outside the company is resolved according to the dictation of the law and in the interest of the company.
Key Duties & ResponsibilitiesDraft a wide variety of legal agreements as may be contingent on DCT business matters. Provide internal advisory support services on corporate legal matters to business units and departments within DCT. Lead negotiations with third-party claimants, employing strong negotiation skills and legal expertise to resolve disputes and claims. Proactively reach out to driver guarantors, both through direct interaction and telecommunication to ensure an understanding of their legal obligations and responsibilities. Provide operational/ commercial legal support to all departmental and job functions. Support in the development of service level agreements SLAs for service delivery to all DCT business units. Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Analyze and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for Management consent. Liaise with external counsel in the management and resolution of disputes. Ensure compliance with laid down guidelines (with emphasis on deadlines where stipulated), policies and procedures with internal and external parties in/with DCT. Investigate issues of non-compliance and report the same promptly to the HOD. Review and Advise management on the legal implications of external policies and procedures. Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Head of Department and/or Company Secretary.
Academic / Professional QualificationsA bachelorâs degree in law (LLB, BL) from a recognized institution and a valid license to practice law in Nigeria. Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a similar in-house legal role within a corporate environment or practising as a Lawyer. Comprehensive understanding of Nigerian legal frameworks and regulations, particularly in commercial law, transportation, taxation and corporate governance. Exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work efficiently in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Work ExperienceMinimum of 3 years working experience. Proven excellence as a Legal Counsel in a business environment. Excellent knowledge and understanding of cooperate law and procedures. Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation. Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies. High degree of professional ethics and integrity. Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information. Outstanding communication skills. Minimum of 5-7 work years experience, post-call to bar.
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BenefitsPrivate Health Insurance Pension Plan Paid Time Off Training & Development
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