Arnergy is a distributed utility company that offers fully customized solar solutions across emerging markets. Our vision is to provide sustainable solutions to energy reliability issues across emerging markets. Arnergy's work is guided by a set of core values that include passion, environmentalism, reliability, dependability, innovation, efficiency and motivation. Arnergy was incorporated in Nigeria in August 2013 as a Limited Liability Company. Arnergy designs, manufacture and commoditizes technology-enabled solar micro-grid and rooftop solutions providing affordable and energy reliability for SMEs and communities.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor
Location: Ilupeju, Lagos
Come join Arnergy's Legal team to oversee all legal aspects of its business by developing structures and reviewing and advising on legal matters relating to commercial transactions, employee and third party agreements to mention a few.
You will be supporting the CFO in the overall management and oversight of the Legal functions.
As a Senior Legal Adviser, you'll work closely with the Company Secretary to deliver on all board related matters and other business stakeholders especially, our investor.
You’ll focus on:
Structuring, drafting and negotiating various transactional agreements,including license agreements, joint development agreements, and professional services agreements
Assisting in the development of new and more effective business models to improve the quality of the Company’s licensing transactions
Designing and overseeing the company's policy and position on legal matters to protect the company against legal risks and violations.
Reviewing and negotiating of large scale commercial contracts
Demonstrating and communicating thought leadership internal to and external as an ambassador and spokesperson for the company on all relevant legal matters.
Advising on Board governance documents and governance issues, preparing materials for Board and committee meetings.
Working with the company Secretary in scheduling Board and Committee meetings monthly and quarterly.
Providing oversight of the Company’s contract administration processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and other internal Company policies.
Overseeing the corporate secretarial matters for the company
Supporting the department on all risk management matters and working closely with the Risk Manager to evaluate and mitigate legal risks
Operating within a prescribed budget and, where possible, institute procedures that will make the team more efficient and reduce costs
Engaging with the executive team members on decision making to drive the objectives and key results of the legal unit
Evaluating new business partnerships with vendors and subcontractors.
Providing general legal advice on day to day operational matters.
Providing legal advisory and recommendations on industry best practices on the company’s relationship with its investors, partners, customers, suppliers, employees etc.
Leading engagements with third party legal advisers and advising executive management team on transactions
Coordinating and managing the outsourcing of legal work when required for the Arnergy to external advisers.
Guiding management on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with legal regulations in the industry.
Requirements & Skills
You'll be a good fit for this role if you are/have:
LLB in Law with strong academic credentials
Master’s in Law would be preferred additional qualification
Experience reviewing and negotiating large scale commercial contracts in the energy industry
Experience in dealing with multiple functional teams in a rapidly scaling business
8-10 years experience working with a law firm and in-house in the energy industry.
Comprehensive knowledge of statutory regulations
Prior experience in startups / early-stage / fast-paced growth environments
We’d also like to see:
A generalist knowledge on all aspects of commercial and corporate law
Knowledge of labour law and corporate affairs is essential
Ability to work independently with minimal support/supervision
Superior oral and written communication
Meticulous forensic abilities
Ability to produce/review quality legal drafts
Ability to work under pressure and respond to situations with speed and efficiency
Ability to work well with various business functions across different topics
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
An excellent communicator, and a great team player.
Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced, changing environment
An attribute of grit
Compliance oriented, good interpersonal skills
Excellent time management, task prioritizing, and ability to multitask.
Application Closing Date
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
Note: In a situation where there are two qualified persons, a female or a candidate from a “minority” group will be considered’.