Our client, Giwa-Osagie & Compan
y (Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public), is a member of Lex Africa and Africa’s first network for leading law firms. The Company provides comprehensive legal services, including general corporate practice, extensive commercial law and transaction services to clients in the financial services, oil and gas, aviation and manufacturing industries.
In line with its corporate philosophy of providing quality legal services at the highest level of professional competence and confidentiality, the Company is seeking to recruit a focused, energetic, result-oriented and suitably qualified professional to join the team of Lawyers within the Corporate and Commercial Department of the Firm as a Senior Associate,
The successful candidate, will amongst others:
Execute transactions within the department with minimal supervision
Draft, and review corporate contracts and other business agreements, highlighting potential risks and ensuring adherence to rules and regulations
Ensure compliance with the statutory regulations, applicable legislation, agreements and legal issues affecting clients operations
Represent clients on various business transactions, including telecommunications, property; energy, insurance, and finance
Analyze legal implications of clients’ transactions with third party contractors and other stakeholders
Liaise with appropriate regulatory authorities on behalf of the company and its clients on legal matters
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
LLB from a reputable university. Possession of higher degrees will be an added advantage.
Membership of the Nigerian Bar Association or its equivalent is essential
Minimum of eight (8) years’ post call experience with a greater part of it in the commercial department of a top tier law firm
Knowledge of commercial transactions, practice, regulations and laws
Good transactional experience and ability to handle a wide range of company/regulatory issues.
Experience in mergers and acquisition, capital market transactions, securities documentation (bank loans, debentures, etc), telecommunications, and oil and gas industry
Ability to proactively identify local and global matters and develop documents to meet clients’ needs
Proven record in commercial legal affairs coupled with demonstrable experience of managing an in house legal team
Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills, as well as, the ability to work with people of diverse background and interests.
Strong written and oral communication skills and business relationship building skills
Excellent analytical, research, negotiation and organizing skills
Proficiency in the use of computer application packages
High level of integrity
Please quote ES00597 as the subject of your e-mail and send your current curriculum vitae (prepared as a word document, and saved with your
Full names). A statement of how you meet our selection criteria and the names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements and abilities to us at email@example.com
on or before 22ndMarch 2011
All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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