Legal Counsel Job Description
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 3 years
Location: Ota, Ogun / Greater Lagos Area
Job Field: Law / Legal / Policy
We are Veegil Media, a non-partisan technology, and media organization that seeks to promote civic engagement and good leadership for the welfare of the people. We are an internet-centric company with a suite of software to enhance the human experience. Our mission is to increase the political influence and capital of people.
We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.
The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure.
Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Conduct policy research and analyses
Provide business intelligence and legal guidance
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
Organize and administer volunteers and other members of the workforce
Employ software to achieve tasks and contribute to software development
Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Perform all such duties described herein for the organization, its subsidiaries, parents, successors, partners, stakeholders, groups, conglomerates and adjunct companies current and future.
Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment
Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the firm’s current business strategy
Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
Outstanding communication skills
BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree preferred
Member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) preferred
BSc/MSc in Political Science, Public Administration or International Relations
MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an advantage;
Human Resource experience will be considered an added advantage
Software Programming, Application Development, I.T., Data and Statistical analysis is added advantage