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Head Of Legal - Lagos, Nigeria At Transquisite Consulting

Date Posted: 29/Jul/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

Our client is a subsidiary of a globally recognised automotive organisation who have demonstrated its ability to capture and dominate the market is currently looking to expand their team to support the growth of the organisation.

So on their behalf, we are currently recruiting for a Head of Legal to join the team.

The Head of the Legal Department will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel on handling litigation and other legal matters involving the company. As an experienced commercial lawyer, you will develop and modify policies and procedures. This includes the drafting, reviewing, or revising of various company documents. to conform to legal requirements and current legislatives according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

As a thought leader, you would be responsible to provide overall guidance, leadership support and direction to the legal team and assign tasks and monitor them to ensure timely delivery of high quality results.

As the focal leader of the Legal Team, you will also be required to participate in complex legal projects and serve as the liaison between the Company and its external legal advisers.


Legal Oversight

  • Provide legal advice and opinions on company operations.
  • Review company policies and procedures for compliance with legal requirements.
  • Ensure legal documentation of transactions.
  • Prepare, vet, execute and perfect legal agreements, deeds and other legal documents.
  • Procure consents, approvals and permits from relevant Government agencies and bodies.
  • Liaise with external solicitors and court attendants on court cases and litigations.
  • Provide legal support on insurance matters.
  • Negotiate tenancies and other property matters.

Company Secretariat

  • Convene Board, Members, Management and Allied Committee meetings.
  • Prepare notices, minutes and resolutions passed at meetings
  • Follow-up on key decisions, next steps and outcomes from meetings.
  • Maintain key documents from board meetings such as Statutory Books, Registers, Minute books, etc. 
  • File statutory and other relevant returns at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other Government agencies.
  • Liaise with Shareholders, Directors, Auditors, the Company's Bankers, Corporate Affairs Commission and other Government Agencies.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide overall guidance, leadership support and direction to subordinates
  • Assign responsibilities to subordinates and monitor them to ensure timely delivery of high quality results
  • Prepare and submit periodic management reports on the activities of the department for board and management decision-making
  • Manage the human and material resources of the department to optimize performance and enhance output
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the MD


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a reputable university
  • Post graduate degree in any law related discipline
  • Professional certification in Law will be preferred
  • Minimum of ten years post call experience of which at least four (4) years must be at management level
  • Extensive exposure to a wide range of commercial, regulatory and arbitration matters and involvement in dispute resolution
  • Understanding of international and local commercial Laws and ability to apply such laws to various business cases demonstrating your understanding of their complexities   
  • Strong thought leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, documentation and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Strong leadership, coaching and supervisory skills
  • High sense of integrity, accountability and responsibility

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