Legal Manager at Sifax Group

Sifax Group is one of Africa’s fastest growing multinational corporations with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Manager

Location: Apapa, Lagos
Grade Level: Assistant Manager

Role Summary

  • Responsible for rendering assistance to the Head, Legal & Company Secretary in ensuring the highest level of corporate governance within the Group, providing quality legal solutions and minimizing business liabilities, exposure and interruption arising from non-compliance with regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in pre-and post- meeting activities for the Board and the group
  • Maintenance of a checklist of regulatory filings
  • Maintenance of statutory and other related records including register of members, directors, share register for each company within the group
  • Conducting legal research and constant monitoring of legal and regulatory change
  • Dealing with correspondence, collation of information and preparation of reports
  • Liaising with external counsel and follow-up on pending litigations
  • Assisting in contract lifecycle management – preparation, drafting, vetting and negotiation of agreement
  • Monitoring and filling of completed contracts and other corporate documents
  • Preparation of board resolutions and extract of minutes, schedule of meetings etc.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Company Secretariat and Legal Services Department
  • Provide advice on corporate legal issues and business matters
  • Provide internal advisory services to the business units and departments within the Company
  • Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions
  • Ensure the development of service level agreements for service support and delivery
  • Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)
  • Provide other administrative and secretarial duties as directed by the Legal Counsel & Company Secretary
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures
  • Analyse and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board
  • Ensure (internal & external) compliance with laid down guidelines, policies and procedures; investigate issues of non-compliance as may be required
  • Review and advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements

  • L.LB
  • Minimum of 7 years post-call with experience either in general law practice or corporate law practice
  • A minimum of second class lower division in both law school and university degrees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills with the ability to manage numerous projects and priorities at once
  • Positive and service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment
  • Basic computer skills and excellent phone disposition
  • Member of the Nigerian Bar Association
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft office applications especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Excellent written &verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate law; commitment and enthusiasm in the delivery of the organization’s objectives
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Good understanding of general and specific Company and commercial law
  • Excellent team working ability to ensure smooth operation in the Legal Unit as a whole.
  • Good research skills.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@sifaxgroup.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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