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Date Posted: 04/Apr/2014
Deadline: 10/Apr/2014


The Legal Attorney shall work within the Legal Services Shared Services Centre (SSC) and will be part of a team of lawyers providing day-to-day legal support to the transactions and corporate projects of the Downstream Division.  


The incumbent shall work with a team responsible for legal aspects of daily transaction processing of the Downstream Division including but not limited to the preparation and/or review of contracts, preparation of legal opinions, dispute resolution management and retail station lease management. Legal support provided must be practical and geared towards the effective and efficient management of the risks and legal needs of the Division.


In addition, the incumbent shall provide project administration support and handle time and fee schedules, project work plan monitoring, status report preparation, project documentation and filing in addition to handling responsibilities which may be assigned to him from time to time.


The incumbent must ensure legal transactions comply with the Group Legal Services Policies and Procedures and are in line with the overall philosophy, practice and strategy of the Oando Group.




  • Legal support and advisory.
  • Execute work/implement best practices for legal services on assigned transactions.
  • Process legal transactions; prepare and review legal opinions and agreements as may be requested of users from time to time.
  • Attend meetings and negotiate contracts in favour of the Downstream Division.
  • Risk and claims management.
  • Insurance advisory, placement and processing.
  • Monitoring, co-ordination and control of Oando’s Litigation/Arbitration portfolio.
  • Support the recovery of trade account receivables.
  • Property Acquisition.
  • Monitoring and management of the Division’s retail stations lease register.
  • Perfection and registration of Titles.
  • Review of finance /security & related documentation.
  • Write basic letters, files and archives legal documents and case folders.
  • Maintain and periodically update the databases maintained by the legal department.




  • Process turnaround and general performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Level of adherence to mandatory reporting requirements (quality of reporting & completion deadlines).
  • Availability of up–to-date and comprehensive information on each legal document affecting the company.
  • Ease of access to company business, transaction and legal records.
  • Quality and effectiveness of day-to-day administrative support provided.
  • Promptness/timeliness of service delivery.
  • Effectiveness of project administration on legal assignments and projects.
  • Customer satisfaction levels.
  • Quality and comprehensiveness of legal information/data.
  • Error rates in transactions processed, opinions drafted and other legal documents.
  • Customer satisfaction levels.




  • A good first degree in Law (minimum of second class lower division); B.L.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years post-call experience in commercial legal practice either from a reputable law firm or within the Legal Department of a reputable and structured business environment.
  • Ability to perform basic/general legal analysis.
  • Strong & effective business communication (verbal and writing skills).
  • Ability to plan and execute complex assignments under pressure.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and superior judgment.




  • Downstream oil & gas industry history and dynamics.
  • Good basic understanding of Oando’s business.
  • Knowledge of the local, national and international laws and regulations pertaining to the various industries in which the Group’s businesses operate.
  • Strong knowledge of and familiarity with the local and international legal framework for oil trading.
  • Negotiation and contract management.
  • Legal documentation.
  • Basic accounting.
  • Business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Networking.
  • PC utilization.
  • Strong & effective business communication (verbal and writing skills).
  • Strategic thinking, high creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and high level of integrity

Attorney - Downstream



Directly Reports to:                                               Legal Advisor


Indirectly Reports to:                                            Chief Legal Officer



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