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Legal Counsel

Company:
Casoline Concept
Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Salary:
180,000
Posted:
November 29, 2016
Description:

Job brief

We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.

The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure.

Responsibilities

Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)

Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies

Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations

Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues

Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust

Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces

Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization

Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility

Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation

Requirements

Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment

Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate 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 analyse situations and information

Outstanding communication skills

BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree

MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an advantage;