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Customer Service, Human Resources, Legal, Tax expert

Location:
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Posted:
September 03, 2016

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ABUBAKAR, HALIMA

Contact Address: * **** ******** *******, ******

Tel: +234 803-***-**** Email: acwgju@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

A confident, creative and highly motivated legal practitioner with diversified experience in legal advisory, taxation, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation and customer service management.

A rational professional with demonstrated intelligence, integrity and ability to reason fast with leadership instinct desirous of making positive impact always.

CORE COMPETENCE

LEGAL ADVISORY

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ADVISORY

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

TAXATION

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

CAREER SUMMARY

Over eight (8) years Legal advisory experience

Negotiated Technical Assistance Contracts and Management Service Agreements for Expatriates and obtaining licenses for same from NOTAP.

Managed Nigerian Immigration Quotas, work permits for Expatriates

Functioned as Head Human Resources to oversee employment of staff, payment of staff salaries, and general staff welfare

Liaised with Central Bank of Nigeria to obtain licenses, approvals for Branch openings, Approvals for Management staff and Directors of the Bank

Proffered solutions to managers in structuring, negotiating, finalizing and maintaining all commercial and fiancé arrangement

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL Sept. 2014 Present

MAGNA-SYNERGY CONSULTS

NO. 9 FMWH ESTATE BARNAWA KADUNA

Key Responsibilities:

Providing smart, sensible, and cost effective legal and business solutions to clients in banking, financing, regulatory compliance, taxation, alternative dispute resolutions, immigration services and company secretarial.

LEGAL ADVISER Feb. 2010 Aug. 2014

MICROCRED MICROFINANCE BANK NIG LTD NO. 17 MOGADISHU LAYOUT KADUNA.

Key Responsibilities:

Provided legal Advisory Services

Reviewed banking documents for the purpose of checking its legality and agreement with local/international laws

Obtained from the Nigerian Immigration Quotas and work permits for Expatriates

Negotiated Technical Assistance Contracts and Management Service Agreements for Expatriates and obtaining licenses for same from NOTAP.

Interfaced with Central Bank of Nigeria to obtain licenses, approvals for Branch openings, Approvals for Management staff and Directors of the Bank

Functioned as Head Human Resources to oversee employment of staff, payment of staff salaries, and general staff welfare.

Interfaced with and ensured a seamless working relationship between the company and all regulatory authorities.

Classified, evaluated, and monitored the Bank s risk and proactively managed regulatory risks

Ensured Compliance of regulatory laws by the Bank.

Managed the debt recovery department and liaised with external lawyers on debt recovery and preparation of Board meetings

Drafted and reviewed complete range of commercial and finance agreements

Supported managers in structuring, negotiating, finalizing and maintaining all commercial and financé arrangements

Addressed ongoing legal obligations to counterparts, including compliance and anti-money laundering issues

Proffered advice on broad range of legal and regulatory issues.

Updated management of all local laws, regulations, interpretations and court decisions which affect, directly or indirectly, the establishment, operation and business of the bank.

Managed and enforced policies and procedures within the department

Oversaw labour issues within the Bank

HEAD CUSTOMER CARE/LEGAL ADVISER April 2009 February 2010

Soko-Tech Engineering Limited, No. 8 Birao Street Wuse II Abuja

Key Responsibilities:

Handled all clients enquires & complaints

Sold and market the products of the company

Drew up of contracts for employment, insurance and other matters

Examined legal documents to determine advisability of defending lawsuits.

Negotiated complex legal contracts and transactions

Reviewed organizational documents and preparing and examining contracts which involve government grants, leases, licenses, purchases and sales.

JUNIOR COUNSEL 2007 2009

Femi Sunmonu & Co. Kano

No.2b Post office Road Kano

Key Responsibilities:

Examined legal Documents to determine advisability of defending lawsuits.

Negotiated complex legal contracts and transactions, employment, insurance and other matters.

Prepared, filed and prosecuted patent, trademark, and copyright applications personally and via outside counsel.

Rendered legal advice on protection of intellectual property rights in inventions and in product/ services

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY 2005 2007

V.O Odjemu & Co. Kano

No. 7a Beirut Road, Kano.

Key Responsibilities:

Drew up contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales and real estate.

Provided professional legal assistance advice and counsel to corporate management regarding legal rights, obligations and privileges of corporations to enhance internal decision making processes.

Prepared and presented project proposals and negotiated with the federal and State agencies to achieve program goals.

Prepared legal memoranda on litigation issues.

STATE COUNSEL 2004 2005

Ministry of Justice, Nasarawa State

Shendam Road, Lafia

Key Responsibilities:

Provided Professional legal assistance

Examined legal data to determine advisability &defend lawsuits for the state

Provided legal advice to the Nigerian Police on criminal Matters

Legal representation of the State on Civil and Criminal matters.

EDUCATION

B.L 2004

Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus

LL.B 2003

Bayero University Kano

SSCE 1994

Eko Akete Secondary School, Lagos

First School Leaving Certificate 1989

Airforce Primary School, Kano

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Barrister At Law (B.L) Nigerian Law School, Lagos 2004

Associate (CIBN) Institute Of Chartered Bankers Of Nigeria 2013

(Microfinance Certification Programme Certificate: MCP)

ASSOCIATE (ICSA) Institute Of Chartered Secretaries Of Nigeria (In view) 2012

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

Corporative Governance Seminar for Directors Organized 2nd April 2014

The Corporate Governance Society of Nigeria

Training on Microfinance Certification Programme 9 21 Sept. 2013

Chartered Institute of Banking (CIBN) Level 2

Training on Microfinance Certification Programme 28 Jan 9 Feb. 2013

Chartered Institute of Banking (CIBN) level 1

Working session on dividends of Democracy and Good Governance 14th 16th May 2012

Nigerian Bar Association

Training on Laws Affecting Employment, Manpower utilization and Industrial Relations

1st - 5th August 2011

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Capable of achieving desired result within cost and time constraint.

Good collaboration skills work with colleagues

Good spoken and written communication skills

Highly focused individual

Experience of working in complex international environment.

Ability to work under pressure

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 27th February 1980

Sex: Female

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Nigerian

REFEREES

Dele Olaniyan Arc. Eyo Ekpenyoung Oku

Principal Partner Managing Director

Dele Olaniyan & Co. Environmental Development Company,

No. 9A Post Office Road No. 8A Airport Road, Kano

Kano.

Olufemi Sunmonu

Principal Partner

Femi Sunmonu & Associates,

No. 2b Post office Road Kano



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