LEGAL ASSOCIATE, NIGERIA
Position: Legal Associate
- Draft and/or review legal documents, contracts, term sheets, offer letters, agreement to lease, deed of sublease, procurement agreement, utilities agreements, construction and infrastructure development, financing and other corporate documents etc.
- Identification of potential risk factors for new and existing transactions and suggesting mitigation measures.
- Provide litigation and court process drafting support to the Head of Legal.
- Assist in the review of the Corporate Governance Handbook (CGHB)
- Preparation of Board materials for Board meetings
- Taking of minutes of Board meetings
- Drafting and reviewing board resolutions and extracts
- Assist with company secretarial functions, such as statutory filling and updating company records on an ongoing basis in a timely manner (jointly with the Head of Legal);
- Regularly ensure the registration of the title documents with NEPZA/ALARO title registry and or Land Registry at Alausa (jointly with the Head of Legal);
- Following up and ensuring that all board action points are met immediately after the Board meetings
- Flag all non-compliance with the Rendeavour Corporate Governance Handbook, Alaro City Development FZC and other Rendeavour entities in Nigeria.
- Drafting, reviewing and optimising internal guidelines and policies;
- Conduct and commission research and analysis of specific legal questions and preparation of information memoranda, opinions, position papers and, any other legal research as may be required;
- Maintain and regularly update the contract database.
- Undertaking internal audits to ensure that the Company’s business is compliant with the legal, regulatory and the joint venture framework;
- Ensuring that the central storage (Egnyte) for all key corporate documents are kept up to date (e.g. constitutional documents, title documents, board materials, key correspondence or letters, key financing and commercial agreements), jointly with the Head of Legal;
- Monitoring Nigerian legislation as well as advising on the impact of existing and newly enacted legislation on the Company’s business;
- Consistently complete tasks in accordance with agreed deadlines and to the highest quality standard, meeting or exceeding expectations of internal and external stakeholders; and
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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
- Strong technical ability in: real estate/property law, utilities (power, water, etc) and infrastructure, corporate/commercial law transactions;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Task oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic;
- Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment.
- Good attention to detail.
- Good planning and organizational skills;
- Excellent report writing and documentation skill;
- Good IT skills; and
- Good team player.
- Ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and maintain organization in a rapidly changing environment.
- High energy;
- Strong work ethic; and
- Ability to work effectively under pressure
How to apply
Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to email@example.com quoting ‘Legal Associate’ as the subject.