Legal Counsel

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

Guarantee that all transactions within and outside the Organization comply with the government’s laws and regulations. Actively ensure that all possible legal risks and violations are avoided. Assist in corporate legal processes such as mergers, compliance issues, transactions, partnerships, and lawsuits

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Assessment of all relevant statutory laws and regulations applicable to the company and ensure compliance 
  • Evaluate  new business partnerships with vendors and contractors
  • Analyse, draft and review legal agreements and all contract management procedures
  • Serve as liaison for all government related regulatory bodies and trade associations that the organization is affiliated with.
  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, corporate finance, etc.)
  • Work with the head of unit to design and oversee the company’s policy and position on legal matters
  • Examine the legal issues related to new products and services
  • Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives and provide sound advice to the management
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with legal regulations.
  • Ensure the legality of commercial transactions and advise the company on legal rights and duties.
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law; LLM (an advantage)
  • Proven 3+ years of experience as a corporate lawyer or legal counsel preferably in a law firm in Oyo State
  • A professional attorney’s license of law practice either from Nigeria Law School or any international Legal body.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of all corporate laws and procedures governing the Country (Security laws, licensing, tax law, accounting, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Outstanding drafting skills

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