The Legal Manager will manage the legal risks affecting the organization and ensure that they are managed and resolved as required by the law or the needs of the business. Serve as Legal Advisor and a resource to the Executive Team on legal matters; issues of institutional procedure; negotiating and drafting agreements; managing litigation, and as an authority on corporate governance.
Summary of Key Responsibilities;
- Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
- Ensure that the corporation complies with all related legislation or regulations such as investment laws, corporate laws, telecommunication laws, labour law, intellectual property laws and contract laws
- Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
- Conduct appropriate due diligence assessments with regard to company transactions.
- Receive and act upon all court summons, pleadings and demand letters served upon the companies.
- Manage, control and monitor instructions to and expenditure by external lawyers engaged to render legal services.
- Ensure that the Company is represented in court by competent advocates. Arrange, attend and direct strategy meetings with external lawyers on how to proceed. Keep a follow up on all the cases in which the Company is a party, to ensure quick and optimal resolution for the company
- Assume the role of Company Secretary for active participation in the corporate governance under the instruction of the Board of Directors in accordance with the law, Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
- Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization mostly the Executive team.
- Prepare all relevant documents, as directed by the Board or Law such as the annual director’s report.
- Generate and draft contracts and agreements that are compliant with the law, are aligned to company strategy and business principles, including appropriate and required clauses, and protect the company’s interests.
Undertake a legal review of and advise the companies regarding important legal developments, documents, agreements, policies and procedures
Establish and maintain an effective and efficient contractual management system with respect to contract drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution in collaboration with other departments
- Companies Act
- Corporate Practices
- Financial Management and Principles
- Audit principles and practices
- Business Principles
- Change Management
- Corporate Governance Principles
- Diversity Knowledge
Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor of Laws Degree
- Masters in Commercial Law will be a plus
- Post Legal Commercial Qualifications an added advantage
- Must have a minimum of 7+ years working experience mostly involving Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial agreements transactions and Property law
- Proven experience in Company law and secretarial practice .
- Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
- Sound judgement and ability to analyses situations and information
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
- A high degree of professional ethics and integrity
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law
- Must be a member of LAZ
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to
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