Legal Counsel

  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Client, a multinational FMCG company based in Lagos.

Job Description

The Legal Counsel role will assist and support the Senior Legal Counsel in legal drafting, legal negotiation and management of contract documents for all company operations.

This role will work closely with and support multiple members of the Legal, Commercial, Procurement, Industrial, Finance/Treasury, Project Management, Logistics team among others.  

Main Responsibilities

Develop standard templates for contracts, including payment terms, general terms and conditions.

Review, revise and update Contract Drafting and Execution Policies to align with the the organization Standards/Policies.

Review, mark-up/draft (from scratch), negotiate and close commercial/procurement contracts, including master service agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements etc.

Oversee Drafting, negotiating contractual terms with third party suppliers which protect the Company from a commercial and contractual perspective including strategy, risk and mitigation analysis, internal reviews and liaison with all subject matter experts in their various disciplines.

Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into the company's transactions.

Educate company’s executives as regards legal and risk management issues with regards Contract Documents.

Structure third party transactions to be most advantageous to the company from a legal and business perspective.

Counsel, advise, and consult company executives based on the accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity.

Be responsible for updating, managing and utilizing the Document Management System- the documentation execution process registry for all contracts across the business.

Provide practical, business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice to internal clients.

Apply innovative problem-solving skills and practical business judgment to minimize risks.

Collaborate with and facilitate cross-team decision making among legal, finance and other teams within the business.

Develop, assess and negotiate contracts on non-disclosure, consulting, service, consignments, terms and conditions and commercial documents.

Ensure consistency of contract terms with company policies and goals.

Expedite and review contracts from company’s suppliers, customers and parties.

Qualifications

B.L, LL.B from a reputable institution

Minimum of 5 years post-bar work experience with at least 3 years in a top-tier commercial law firm.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience in handling regulatory matters

Analytical and research skills required.

Experience negotiating commercial and complex contracts

Demonstrate ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations.

Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid and collegian corporate culture

Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results driven environment

Ability to draft and close commercial agreements with minimal support from senior staff

Ability to think and decide quickly and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely.

Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills

Additional Information

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our client