Free zone/Legal Associate

14 January
2021

Position: Free zone/Legal Associate

Job description

Rendeavour is looking for a resource that possesses a strong background in free zone administration and commercial law.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include:

  • Draft and review legal documents, term sheets, offer letters, agreement to lease, deed of sublease, procurement agreement, utilities agreements, etc.
  • Draft and review of contracts and identification of potential risk factors for new and existing transactions.
  • Provide litigation and court process drafting support to the Head of Legal.
  • Assist in the review of the Corporate Governance Handbook (CGHB) of all Rendeavour entities in Nigeria.
  • Flag all non-compliance with the Corporate Governance Handbook of RHL, Alaro City Development FZC and other Rendeavour entities in Nigeria.
  • Assist with company secretarial functions, such as statutory filling, updating the company’s records on an ongoing basis etc. promptly.
  • Maintain and regularly update the contract database.
  • Conduct legal research as may be required.
  • Assist in the strategic plan for free zone revenue generation.
  • Assist the free zone operations manager in the review and execution of incorporation documents received from prospective enterprises.
  • Support the head of legal to ensure submission of Annual Returns (for Alaro City Development FZC to NEPZA.
  • Liaise with the free zone operations manager to ensure receipt of Annual Returns from enterprises as agreed with the individual entity in line with Alaro City Regulation/NEPZA Regulation.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • At least 3 – 6 years of core legal experience;
  • Wide and strong network in Nigerian and international business circles;
  • Must have been called to the Nigerian Bar;
  • Sound knowledge of Free zone administration in Nigeria.

Soft skills:

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Task oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skill;
  • Good IT skills; and
  • Good team player.

Personal characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to quoting ‘Free zone/Legal Associate’ as the subject.