Legal Officer

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Legal Officer
Suggested salary: NGN 200,000
Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos
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Ensure compliance of the provisions of Companies Law.
Ensure that business of the company is conducted in accordance with its objects as contained in its Memorandum of Association.
Work as part of a team, to ensure the highest level of corporate governance within the Group.
Organise, prepare agendas for, issue notices and taking minutes of Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings (AGMs).

Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries.

Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensure decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders.

Proactively work to develop and enhance Board and Committee processes and controls in response to regulatory and industry changes, and as directed by the Boards and the business.

Provide input and advice to the business and directors with regard to Board governance matters.

Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising members of the legal, governance and related matters.

Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action.

Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors.

Prepare, approve, sign and seal agreement leases, legal forms and other official documents on the company’s behalf when authorized by the board of directors or the chief executive officer.

Coordinate matters arising from due diligence exercises and work as part of a team to ensure conditions precedent are attained.

Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.

Maintain the register of shareholders and monitoring changes in share ownership of the company.

Make arrangement for the payment of the dividend within prescribed period as provided under the provisions of the Companies Law.

Carry out all matters concerned with the allotment of shares and issuance of share certificates including maintenance of statutory share register and conducting the appropriate activities connected with share transfers.

Take a role in mergers and acquisitions.

Monitor the administration of the company's pension and cooperative schemes.

Coordinate contractual agreements with employees, suppliers, customers, etc.

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB, BL).
Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
A minimum of 2 years relevant qualification experience.
Good understanding of general and specific company and commercial law.
Excellent communication skills - able to succinctly express complex ideas (verbally and in writing).
Strong inter-personal skills and a team work orientated attitude.
Proven ability to effectively juggle competing priorities.
Candidate must be able to work under pressure with keen attention to detail.
Ability to interact effectively with business and technical clients in a fast-paced environment.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Excellent team work ability to ensure smooth operation in the Legal Unit as a whole.
Constant awareness of sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.

This position reports to: Report to the CEO
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