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Head Of Legal At ERecruiter Nigeria

Date Posted: 18/Apr/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

Our client is one of the world’s largest fashion designer brand. It has been expanding globally since its establishment and have opened more than 1,800 stores around the world. They also created a new business style, which combines fashion and leisure together, becoming the main force in the department stores and shopping centers with catering, fast fashion clothing and entertainment industries. They now have an opening for Head Of Legal for Nigeria to be based in Lagos.


Job Profile


This position reports directly to the Director of Legal and will work closely with other senior leaders across the organisation. This role will require transaction and corporate law experience and a strong interest in retail. Also, the ideal candidate will be responsible for handling a variety of complex legal issues that involves the company.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provide legal counsel to the organisation senior leaders and assist in due diligence, transaction structuring, drafting of terms sheets and key agreements, and manage external counsel; including issues relating to the company.
  • Support business negotiation and drive drafting and review of contracts, license agreements, and regional or country specific legal issues
  • Contribute to development and implementation of legal strategy across the organisation
  • Contribute to the development and management of a high performing legal department, including but not limited to:
  • Developing internal policies
  • Developing and managing budget and resources of legal department
  • Advise senior leaders and board on corporate governance and legal best practices
  • Lead legal action and drive all legal proceedings involving the company and its interests (e.g., hiring, vendor agreement)
  • Provide professional, written and oral, legal advice to the executives and offices on reasonably complex legal and legal policy issues.
  • Manage the company’s relationship with governmental bodies and ensure full compliance with the local regulations and new legislative changes
  • Formulate, provide, advise and/or review all contracts/agreements between the Company, third parties, and new joint ventures, to ensure that the Company’s interest is protected and the best commercial position maintained.
  • Ensure all legal processes are in compliance with Company’s Code of Business Ethics and Standards.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes


Required Experience


  • Minimum 5+ years of experience as an attorney in a fast growing technology company and/or reputable law firm serving clients in Retail,Technology, FMCG or related industries
  • LLB (or equivalent) degree from a reputable institution
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to assess risk and provide concise business-focused legal advice relating to complex business
  • Experience working on complex legal problems relating to cross-border transactional law, corporate law, and Labour law
  • Strong understanding of legal issues relating to retail business.
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating regulatory permits/licenses
  • Experience working with multiple business functions and internal clients (e.g.,Product Management)
  • Strong leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and time-management skills

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