[Vacancy]: Legal Officer Needed at Uni Technology Nigeria Limited

July 10, 2024
Application ends: August 31, 2024
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Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW:

A legal officer is a professional who is responsible for overseeing all legal matters in the organization. They handle both internal and external legal concerns, such as compliance and keeping their company out of legal trouble.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide legal counsel where and when necessary.
  • Ensure the delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Responsible for ensuring legal compliance where necessary
  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulator, external counsel, public authority, etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Any other delegated responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law required; must have been called to bar
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience
  • Ability to be proactive in the resolution of issues
  • Analytical ability, logical reasoning and sound judgment when professionally handling client’s cases
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills when working with clients, members of the court and other employees
  • Knowledge of various legal contracts, documentation, processes and policies especially within the real estate, Fin-tech and Technology Industry
  • Proven background in corporate law (contract law, tax law, accounting, securities law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, zoning laws)
  • Current license to practice law
  • Administrative and Managerial experience preferred.

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