Company Legal Adviser at Nestoil Group

Nestoil is Nigeria’s largest indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Company in the Oil and Gas sector and has been a significant contributor to local content in the industry since inception about 30 years ago. With about 2,000 direct employees, Nestoil continues to redefine industry standards in Pipeline Construction, Repairs and Maintenance with associated facilities for Dredging, River Crossing and Shoreline Protection.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Company Legal Adviser

Location: Nigeria

Position Details

  • We are looking to hire an experienced Company Legal Adviser to join our diverse team.
  • This role contributes significantly in protecting the Company’s interest in all business transactions with the public through the provision of advice on legal matters and guidelines on compliance.

As a Company Legal Adviser, your responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Coordinate the drafting, vetting and review of all legal documents and agreements relating to the Company’s operations (e.g. project contracts, charter and shipping services agreements, finance agreements, mergers and acquisitions etc.)
  • Lead development of standard legal clauses for all commercial terms and conditions.
  • Identify and advice on potential legal risks in commercial transactions.
  • Drive contract agreement lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution.
  • Interpret contracts and advise operations/sales/commercial managers on contractual responsibilities.
  • Formulate and implement legal strategies to ensure minimal interruptions to the Company’s operations from third parties.
  • Participate in the formulation of corporate policies to ensure all legal requirements and relevant aspects of statutory compliance of the company are met.
  • Advise on and participate in all contractual agreements and agreements between the Company and other entities.
  • Advise Management on current legislation, regulatory issues, constraints, or legal risks that might impact the company’s plans, strategies, and operations, locally and internationally.
  • Prepare legal guidelines on expansion projects to mitigate against possible litigation, arbitration, staff and/or community unrest and other political situations as they affect the Company.
  • Work proactively to facilitate the resolution of conflicts to avoid litigation procedures.
  • Liaise with the external legal advisers/attorneys to defend the Company in all litigation cases and ensure there are no subsisting injunctions against the Company.
  • Participate in all arbitration proceedings relating to the Company.
  • Prepare relevant reports to aid decision making by Management.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual budget as well as goals/strategies for the Legal Department.

What Are We Looking For?

  • First Degree in Law (LLB, BL)
  • Possession of a Post Graduate degree in Corporate Law will be an advantage
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies such as Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria (ICSA), NBA is required.
  • Minimum of 15 years as a Legal Practitioner/Adviser or Company Secretary with at least 8 years at managerial position
  • Proven hands-on technical capacity in dealing with and advising on matters of corporate, business, and commercial law, encompassing contracts/agreements, litigation, arbitration, and legal risk management.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively – oral and written
  • Deep knowledge of and very current with developing legal issues and trends, institutional policies and procedures, regulations and by-laws as well as the legal environment within which they operate.
  • Excellent planning and record management skills
  • Strong leadership skills, intuitiveness, and ability to pay attention to details
  • Strong analytical and crisis management skills
  • High level of integrity, objectivity, and professional skepticism
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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