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Legal Counsel At APM Terminals

Date Posted: 11/Sep/2017
Deadline: 30/Sep/2017

At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.

APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group - a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

Legal Counsel     
Ref.: AT-149748
Location: Lagos    
Key Responsibilities

  • Advises Management on all issues relating to local legislation in all areas & required regulatory requirements from various local bodies.
  • Attends as terminal representative at all hearings with relation to legal, regulatory or statutory matters either in court or with required local bodies.
  • Maintenance of a proper follow up system to ensure that legal issues are dealt with in a timely & effective fashion.
  • Supports the claims team in their handling of all Claims in relation with Shipping Lines, Consignees, Insurers, Surveyors and all Stakeholders in the Claims Process.
  • Maintains local contacts with specialist legal firm (ACAS-LAW) on all issues.
  • To keep company indemnified from acts, costs & consequences arising out of legal disputes by observing Government and Port Rules.
  • To work closely with Stakeholders (Nigerian Police, Customs, EFCC, Security Agencies, Consignees etc) to minimise legal issues.
  • Drafting & checking standard legal documents such as board minutes, powers of attorney, concession agreements, etc.
  • Ensuring all corporate filings with the Corporate Affairs Commission are up to date and maintain proper records of all corporate filings
  • To maintain proper record of all documents in respect of land revenue, receipts and records.
  • Translation of all legal documents/notices where required.
  • Undertake research into case law to determine best course of action on legal issues.
  • Negotiations with lawyers and contractors for all contracts (user, service and engineering contracts).
  • The position is required to keep abreast of all changes in law and regulatory issues and is the conscience keeper of the organization on these issues.
  • Being the first point of contact on the ground to respond to routine compliance queries and to alert the Compliance Department if a problem needs to be escalated.
  • Partnering with his/her management team and the compliance department on the implementation of Corporate Compliance initiatives and programmes
  • Serving as a trusted advisor and resource on issues related to compliance.
  • Encouraging employees to speak up about compliance issues and concerns.
  • Serving as a conduit for ongoing compliance-related communications.
  • Aiding the Compliance Department in the development of new training and communication.
  • Working with management to ensuring that Due Diligence on High Risk 3rd parties is completed in accordance with the APM Terminals AntiBribery and 3rd Party management policy and all records and documentation kept as required.
  • Supporting management in the implementation and running of the risk assessment and monitoring process. Ensuring that risks are appropriately identified and monitoring actions carried out.
  • Monitoring and tracking of Maritime legislation and related bills as well as attending house committees on same.

Who we are looking for:

  • Accredited legal qualification with 8- 10 years experience in handling legal matters preferably in the port sector or in related industry.
  • Familiarization with local civil, criminal, commercial, real estate, torts, labour laws & practices.
  • Incumbent must have a very high level of analytical skills & must have complete IT skills as required in an office environment
  • Knowledge of local language essential.
  • Knowledge of local Anti-Corruption laws and practice including facilitation payments as well as relevant UK, US and OECD laws and regulations on anti-corruption.
  • Knowledge of local competition law as well as relevant EU and US competition laws
  • Knowledge of the practice of business partner due diligence Hands on knowledge of Foreign Trade Control
  • Must be able to evaluate solutions for both long and short-term benefit.
  • Exhibits sound judgment. Measures results and takes corrective action when needed.
  • Exhibit effective negotiation skills

We Offer
This position offers career development, exposure to multinational systems and process as well as an outstanding opportunity to join a professional team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization

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