Commercial Litigation Associate

  • Full-time

Company Description

As one of Lagos’ top law firms, we continue to provide exceptional cutting-edge legal services to leading businesses in Nigeria and around the world.

Our focus is on fostering long-term relationships with clients. Our Managing Partner and two of our partners have recently been profiled as leaders in their respective fields in the IFLR 1000 2018 edition. We are continually recommended in the IFLR 1000 in the Financial and Corporate & Energy and Infrastructure categories.

We handle transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity regardless of whether the issue is local, foreign or practice-area specific.

Job Description

Managing and providing legal support to the firm in relation to all matters with a diverse range of transactions in energy & natural resources, capital markets, banking and related matters.

Have oversight responsibility in handling of related litigation matters  for the firm    
Ensure that client relationships are effectively managed        
Oversee compliance in respect of statutory filings of clients matters    
General corporate and commercial law practice        
Preparation and vetting of court processes    
Management of court cases    

Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal agreements and other documentation for the firm   
Conducting legal due diligence on counter-party to transactions involving the firm     
Researching legal issues relating to transactions    
Providing legal opinions on issues that may arise in connection with the transactions    
Providing general legal advice on transactions    


Minimum of Second Class Upper Division from a recognised university and Nigeria Law School
Articulate and creative    
Self motivated    
Strong desire for research    
Ability to see through objections and provide plausible counter arguments    
Team player and leader    
Ability to take ownership of the role and work with minimum supervision.     
Must be keen to innovate and be successful at formulating and implementing strategies and plans.     
Excellent oral and writing skills    
Sound, effective and enthusiastic communicator.     
Previous experience in role would be an advantage.     
Versatile & Hardworking.     
Minimum of 4 years post call experience from a reputable law firm in Lagos
Specialized training in ADR related courses would be an advantage.     

Interpersonal communication abilities     
Problem solving & quick decision making ability     
Attention to detail    
Multi tasking and long hours of work     
Service oriented.     
Ability to keep confidentiality in respect of all matters handled