Commercial Litigation Associate
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.
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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
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
Ability to keep confidentiality in respect of all matters handled