Legal Counsel

Job Description


  • Undertake legal research and provide advisory to relevant departments
  • Provide legal support to the company and its departments via analysis of legal risks and possible impact on potential transactions
  • Provide legal and contractual support to the company’s asset departments
  • Attend court sessions and liaise with external counsel with respect to litigation, arbitration, tax appeals and any other dispute resolution proceedings
  • Provide broad based litigation management support
  • Maintain litigation/property, other records and prepare periodic work reports and updates
  • Serve as company representative and provide legal support during negotiations of any kind, including MOU negotiations with host communities
  • Provide legal support to contract engineers in the adaption of existing contract templates.
  • Provide the company with legal guidance in transactions with third parties
  • Prepare and draft agreements /contracts, leases and follow through their implementation.
  • Handle routine legal dossiers autonomously, complex legal dossiers with supervision, and participate in negotiations with Company’s partners, contractors and relevant government agencies
  • Provide legal support for treasury operations



  • Minimum of a LL.B. or B.L qualification
  • 6-10 years post-call experience
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures, with emphasis on fiscal and finance matters, commercial issues, labour related matters, interpretation of Nigerian legislation and contractual obligations
  • Prior experience in providing a company with legal guidance in transactions with third parties
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
  • Good organisational, prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Arbitration and mediation skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills