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LEAD Enterprise Support Company Limited - Our client is an Investment Company and Group Office with a diverse portfolio of investments in financial services, healthcare, agriculture, printing and publishing, technology, consulting, real estate and education.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

J ob Title: Head of Legal
Location: Lagos

Job Description
The ideal candidate will be the legal adviser to various businesses within the Group, with the task of minimizing the risks associated with decisions and optimizing legal opportunities.
This individual will also be responsible for contract management and coordination of Board Secretariat.

Roles and Responsibilities
Design, define and implement legal strategy
Prepare legal documents such as contracts and deeds
Conduct research and analysis of legal problems
Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations
Draft legal opinions, memoranda, and briefing documents
Review legal materials
Formulate formalities regarding settlements of disputes
Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action
Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team
Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas
Keep abreast of legislative changes
Manage the development and resolution of claims and disputes
Actively participate in the management of pre-litigation and litigation files
Liaison with external legal experts when claims and disputes cannot be finalized amicably in order to facilitate resolution
Monitor the implementation of legal clauses.
Contract Management:

Validate and develop contracts with a sensitive scope for entities within the Group
Draft, evaluate, negotiate and execute various contracts covering a range of transactions
Create and maintain relationships with suppliers and customers
Maintain correspondence and documentation related to contracts
Communicate and present information to stakeholders regarding contracts
Monitoring contracts and move forward with close-out, extension or renewal of contracts
Problem-solving contract-related issues.
Board Secretariat:

Guide the chairman and the board to ensure that they are operating in accordance with the law
Support the chairman in ensuring the board functions efficiently and effectively
Facilitate good communication between the board, committees, senior management and non-executive directors, and shareholders
Maintain statutory books such as registers of members, directors, and secretaries, and shareholders with all their past and present shareholdings, organize board meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs), prepare agendas and take minutes
File necessary documents with CAC such as annual tax returns and audit reports
Inform CAC of any significant changes to company’s share capital, administration or registered address
Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action
Liaise with external regulators and advisers such as lawyers and auditors
Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements
Pay dividends and manage share option schemes and take a role in share issues, mergers and takeovers.

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B)
ICSAN Certified
LL.M is an added advantage.

Work Experience:
Highly experienced working in a corporate legal capacity within a fast-paced, fast-evolving and dynamic environment, with 3 years in a senior management position.
Must have worked in a conglomerate or Group of companies.

Preferred Skills:
Visionary and result-oriented
Good understanding of problems and ability to propose solutions
Strong management of stakeholder relations
Excellent legal drafting
Great communicator.

Legislation and compliance
Legal notice
Legislative and policy follow-up
Litigation Management
Corporate governance, risk and control
Administration of the corporate secretariat
Contract drafting and review
Managing stakeholder relations
Business Savvy
Crisis management
Regulatory and legal
Gestation of contracts
Ethics and compliance.

Application Closing Date
16th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.