Commercial Legal Manager needed at MTN Nigeria
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MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Job Title: Commercial Legal Manager
Review legal cases, petitions and internal matters requiring legal input /perspective, consult with all relevant parties, advise on case/petition/legal related matter, provide recommendation on course of action and effectively take appropriate and approved action in accordance with the rules and regulations of MTNN.
Draft legal agreements and review all relevant documentation supporting contracts for authenticity and validity, advising on company contracts relating to supplier agreements.
Administer controls to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and effectively integrate ethics, compliance and preventive law efforts, ensuring MTNN activities are compliant with laid down laws and governing regulations/statutes.
Settle legal issues between MTNN and 3rd parties, assisting in managing liquidations and disputes.
Conduct proactive prevention of litigation, ensuring legal processes and services are effective and efficient in line with defined and approved design and rules.
Carry out legal administrative services work including liaison/correspondence with external bodies and organizations, conducting due diligence in structuring of deals relating to commercial transactions.
Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
Identify training requirements of team members, develop program to address knowledge gaps and to enrich knowledge repository within the department.
Travel – local and international
8 years of litigation and commercial experience.
Experience in handling and negotiating funding
In depth experience and understanding of the Nigerian framework
Telecommunications Regulatory Master Class
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Initiatives
Labour and Pension Laws and Regulations
Effective Drafting and Negotiation Skills for Lawyers in Corporate entities
Management of External Solicitors and Litigation
Effective Debt Recovery and Debt Management Strategies
Finance for Lawyers
Copyright Laws and Intellectual Property Rights
Effective Due Diligence and Legal Investigations