DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES IN A LEADING MULTINATIONAL CONGLOMERATE COMPANY

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We are A LEADING MULTINATIONAL CONGLOMERATE with diversified interest in the key sectors of the economy. As part of the efforts to reposition our Legal department we require the service of Director, Legal Services, to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

An internationally competitive remuneration and perquisite package awaits the qualified professional.

POSITION: DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES

CORE PURPOSE

As Director, Legal Services, the successful candidate will be accountable to the Board on all legal issues. S/He will also supervise, and give direction to the array of professionals in the Legal Department.

PRE-REQUISITES

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

  • Academic degree in Law, Must be a member of the Nigeria Bar Association, Postgraduate qualification in Law, Finance and other related fields will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of twenty years cognate experience within a reputable law firm or organization.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Thoroughness of work and quality results oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks efficiently and meet critical priorities.
  • Highly organized and self-directed, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside office regular hours.
  • High level of professionalism, maturity and integrity when dealing with sensitive information and issues.
  • A hybrid of remarkable legal practice with corporate experience will augment the candidate’s chances.

OVERALL MISSION

The Director, Legal Services will oversee the Legal Department and ancillary functions. Perform this role in a multinational and diverse environment.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

(a)      Broad based Legal Advisory functions especially in Commercial & Property Law.

(b)     Preparation of Contracts and supervising legal documentation of company transactions.

(c)      Oversee the Legal team for litigation or other dispute resolution processes.

(d)     Legal representation at high level meetings internally and externally.

(e)      Liaison duties with top government functionaries and external solicitors on behalf of the company keeping tab on all issues/cases to avoid reputational loss.

(f)      Company secretarial functions.

(g)     Advise Management on the approach to settlement of litigation through court, arbitration or mediation.

(h)     Support the Human Resource function to ensure adherence to employment and immigration laws.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you. please forward your CV and motivation letter to legalfirmcop@gmail.com

Application closes within 2 weeks of this publication (26 February, 2020).

Confidentiality is assured.