Job for a Junior Lawyer at Filament Consulting

Filament is a boutique law firm based in Yaba – Nigeria’s main technology hub, that caters primarily to businesses and companies in the technology and creative industries. We wish to recruit a junior lawyer to join our growing and dynamic team.

 

Job Title: Junior Lawyer
Job Description

  • The successful candidate will assist on non-contentious technology, IP, and commercial matters.
  • As technology and IP cuts across all sectors, the successful candidate must have a zest for learning that goes beyond just legal.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a proven interest in technology and/or IP.

 

How To Apply
Apply via LinkedIn and send a CV and covering letter to joinus@filament-consulting.com

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Job for a Litigation Lawyer in a Legal Practice in Lagos

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates – Our client is a fully serviced legal practice in Nigeria. Due to internal expansion, they are looking to hire the services of:

 

Job Title: Litigation Lawyer
Job Location: 
Lagos
Job Summary

  • The role of a litigation lawyer will come with active hands-on experience in cases done in various state and federal trial courts, including specialized courts, tribunals and appellate courts across Nigeria.
  • He /she is expected to be comfortable in the areas of constitutional, commercial, shipping and aviation, oil and gas, trade, labour and industrial disputes etc.
  • Litigation is the resolution of disputes falling in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, asset and venture capital projects, financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions, share capital re-organizations and professional negligence.

Job Responsibilities

  • The candidate would be part of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • He /she would be actively involved in dispute resolution for companies, from both a commercial and legal perspective
  • The candidate will be expected to present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation attorneys also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
  • If a case is settled out of court, candidate should be able to engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Candidate should be able to draft post-trial motions; identify and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.
  • Candidate would be part of the initial case investigation/assessment
  • He / she will be in charge of drafting pleas and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant.
  • As part of his responsibilities, candidate will be part of depositions and interogations. Candidate would also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions.
  • Will consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Will also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.
  • Will collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Partners.

Degree and Qualifications/ Skills Required

  • 3-5 years experience post call to bar.
  • Candidate should be able to work under pressure.
  • Candidate should be able to work with no supervision.
  • Attention to detail is a definite requirement.
  • A second class upper degree would be acceptable but a Masters degree is an added advantage.
  • Candidate should have worked in an SAN firm consistently after NYSC.
  • Candidate should have continuous experience in litigation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent mastery of oral and written English.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: preye@hamiltonlloydandassociates.com kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted

 

Application Deadline  31st October, 2017.

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Job for a Commercial Lawyer in a Legal Practice Company in Lagos

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates – Our client is a fully serviced legal practice company. Due to internal expansion, they are looking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Commercial Lawyer
Location:
 Lagos
Job Summary

  • The Commercial Lawyer will provide corporate support and handle all complex legal matters and projects.
  • He/she will deal with issues pertaining to business transactions, wide range of commercial matters and agreements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing clear and concise legal advice and support to the client, having regard to the client’s business objectives, and delivering practical, creative and commercial solutions and value within budget and time constraints, whilst ensuring that risks are understood and mitigated.
  • Taking instructions from the client and advising on the law and legal issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and other legal documents tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant legal, legislative, regulatory and industry developments relevant to the legal specialism, informing and updating the team, and providing proactive updates to facilitate the client’s operational activities.
  • Designing and delivering commercial law training to the client’s business and management teams.
  • Undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities ensuring efficient knowledge transfer across the legal team.
  • Complying with all service level agreements and KPIs, including accurately recording time and meeting reporting obligations.
  • Obtaining regular client feedback.
  • Attending meetings and negotiations as legal adviser with opposing parties.
  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that the client’s governance processes are observed as regards commercial matters with which the commercial solicitor deals.
  • Assisting with the resolution of disputes concerning commercial contracts.
  • Monitoring the suitability of the client’s contract precedents, processes and procedures and amending them and providing training as necessary.
  • Identifying ways to add value and improve internal efficiencies, including process improvements.
  • Supervising and delegating work to paralegals and support staff as appropriate.
  • Liaising with professionals and other operatives in both the client’s business and externally.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary.

Person Specification

  • Education: LLB and BL
  • Experience: 8 -10 years’ experience
  • Expertise in commercial contracts and agreements.

Personality:

  • Proactive and forward thinking, with good initiative.
  • Organised and good at managing time effectively, using appropriate systems and processes.
  • Use of appropriate, professional and client-friendly language.
  • Accurate and timely time recording and financial management of case load.
  • Flexible working attitude, adaptability to workload and deadlines.
  • Good relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Wide range of appropriate IT skills.
  • Ability to research and analyse complex data and information
  • Ability to work alone with confidence and self-discipline, taking ownership of tasks and able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision making skills.
  • Ability to learn a complicated and dynamic business, understand the client, its customers and the regulatory regime in which the business operates and proactively advise on a combination of legal and business issues.
  • Ability to absorb and manage high volumes of information and follow methodical, structured and logical approach.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: angel@hamiltonlloydandassociates.com and kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted

 

Application Deadline  31st October, 2017.

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Job for a Lawyer at Osibogun and Partners, Ikeja, Lagos

Osibogun and Partners is a legal organization that helps individuals, corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We strive to provide an approach to service that is aligned with the concerns and priorities of our clients, and to deliver exceptional value and support throughout our relationships with our clients. To ensure we meet these standards we define formally within our firm values that we believe must be the basis for our attitudes and behavior at all times. These values form an important part of our regular performance appraisal of our lawyers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Junior Associate
Location:
 Ikeja, Lagos
Details and Responsibilities

  • We are recruiting for the role of a Junior Associate. The purpose of this role is for the individual to operate in several departments in our Lagos office.

Required Qualifications

  • Called to the Nigerian Bar with an excellent academic track record
  • Candidates MUST have at least two (2) years experience in Minimum of Second Class Honours
  • Must have completed his/her NYSC
  • Must be computer literate.

Personal attributes:

  • Advanced advocacy skills
  • Experience with litigation and corporate commercial work
  • Able to work closely and constructively with others
  • Must be Presentable and Smart
  • Proven research and analytical skills, able to think critically and articulate
  • Excellent writing skills in English and good oral communication skills
  • Passionate, motivated and good at taking initiative
  • The desired candidate must have a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible as part of a small team
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of two referees to: careers@osibogunpartners.com

Note

  • Applicants are expected to be resident in Lagos State, preferably on the mainland.
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted
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Job at Oxfam for a Protection Coordinator

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Protection Coordinator
Req ID: 2682
Location
: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: 1st November, 2017
Duration: 6 months (with possible extension)
Background
Over the past year, insurgency has intensified attacks which have spread from North-East Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and Niger, affecting some 20 million people. Suicide bombings and raids targeting civilians in villages and in cities around the Lake Chad basin have caused widespread trauma, prevented people from accessing essential services and destroyed infrastructure. Across the region, over 2.8 million people are displaced; most of who are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s most vulnerable.

The combined effect of growing insecurity, fast population growth and severe vulnerability resulting from a changing climate, environmental degradation, poverty and under-investment in social services is translating into record numbers of people in need of emergency relief. There are 9.2 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Nigeria is hosting 7m, Cameroon 1.5m, Niger 460.000 and Chad 257.000. The increasing number of attacks and arrival of displaced children have placed an additional burden on already weak health and education systems.

Insecurity, displacement, disrupted agricultural activities and cross-border trade continue to undermine communities’ livelihoods and have resulted in a sharp rise in food insecurity. Some 4.4 million people facing severe food insecurity urgently need support in the region, 90 per cent of them in north-east Nigeria, with 50,000 people in Phase 5, the highest level of food insecurity under the Cadre Harmonisé classification. Throughout the region, an estimated 223.000 severely acutely malnourished children could die if not urgently assisted.

Job Purpose

  • To support the development and implementation of Oxfam s humanitarian work by providing specialist advice and support on humanitarian protection.
  • This will include implementing mainstreaming protection in the humanitarian response, supporting safe programming and undertaking gender-sensitive community-level protection activities in particular, protection monitoring and information dissemination and referrals guided by Oxfam’s policies and guidelines for managing information and the relevant professional standards in protection work.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Project Implementation:

  • Ensure the delivery of protection activities and provide technical support to the Protection Team Leader and Officers to undertake their responsibilities in line with their role and responsibility;
  • Join field protection officers in monitoring and analysing protection issues affecting populations in area of Oxfam operations;
  • Analyse protection concerns arising from Oxfam’s humanitarian response, provide recommendations on addressing them and throughout the process of addressing the protection concerns s/he must support continuous support to the relevant teams;
  • Provide specialist protection advice and support to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria, including regarding humanitarian access and engagement with armed non-state actors and ensuring independence and impartiality in providing services;
  • Monitor protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation;
  • Provide technical and analytical advise to manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response;
  • Provide capacity-building on protection;
  • Ensure program staff members are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs;
  • Organise and prepare protection analysis, if and when required, and draft the reports;
  • Build proposals to ensure appropriate funding and response for protection activities;Review proposals to ensure protection is integrated and mainstreamed
  • Support the management to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection throughout the humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria;
  • Provide technical support to WaSH, EFSVL and MEAL teams in integrating protection within theirprogrammatic tools, such as targeting criteria or PDM;
  • Support Protection Team Leaders and Officers in preparing and organizing community consultations and community based orientation sessions;
  • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research;

Advocacy and Research:

  • Inform the Policy, Media, Advocacy and Campaigns department of emerging protection concerns.

Coordination:

  • Develop lines of communication and close collaboration with the PHE, PHP and EFSVL teams and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response;
  • Liaise with logistic and procurement to ensure protection activities have the required resources in good time. Complete and keep records of the necessary paperwork;
  • Represent Oxfam with key protection actors such as ICRC, UNHCR, IOM, OCHA and actively participate in the Protection Cluster and relevant Areas of Responsibility.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) and reporting

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • You have a Master’s degree in Law – including International Law -, Political Science, Social Science, Peace and Conflict Studies or a related discipline;
  • Strong understanding of gender-related aspects of protection work. Commitment to gender equity, diversity and equal opportunities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments;
  • Experience of capacity-building and training of colleagues and partners;
  • A sound understanding of Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid code and SPHERE minimum standards.
  • A minimum of 3 years involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based protection work in conflict or insecure environments;
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and specifically Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy;
  • Understanding of the Protection Cluster and other protection coordination mechanisms and the roles and mandates of key protection actors;
  • Analytical skills and strategic thinking, including experience developing written analysis and strategies for protection;

We Offer
A competitive and fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  20th October, 2017.

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Graduate Job Opportunities at KPMG Nigeria

KPMG Professional Services and KPMG Advisory Services are the KPMG member firm in Nigeria. The partners and people have been operating in Nigeria since 1978, providing multidisciplinary professional services to both local and international organisations within the Nigerian business community.  Our vision is to build and sustain our reputation as the best firm to work with by ensuring our people, clients and communities achieve their full potential. At KPMG, we are committed to working with our clients to cut through complexities of the business world– finding solutions and adding value.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Forensic/Fraud Investigation – Analyst
Auto req ID: 107536BR
Location: Lagos
Function: Advisory – Risk Consulting
Service Line: Forensic
Engagement Type: Graduate Hire    
Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of five O’level credits (Including English & Maths) obtained in ONE sitting
  • First degree in any discipline with a minimum of second class upper
  • Age should be less than 26 years
  • Should not have written the KPMG test before

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online for this Position

 

 

Job Title: Graduate Trainee – Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services (IARCS)
Auto req ID: 9797BR
Location: Lagos
Job Description

  • KPMG is seeking to hire exceptional graduates who will be part of a dynamic team in the Internal Audit & Risk Compliance Unit (IARCS).
  • The KPMG IARCS unit is a clear market leader in the provision of governance, risk and compliance services.
  • The team works with several clients across various industries to provide internal audit outsourcing services, review and design of corporate governance, diagnostic review and design of enterprise risk management services, etc.

Qualifications

  • Less than 26 years of age
  • First degree: First Class OR Second Class (Upper) in any discipline,
  • 5 O’level credits (including English & Maths) at a sitting
  • Completed or about to complete NYSC program
  • ACA/ACCA would be added advantage

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

 

Job Title: Tax Graduate Trainee
Auto req ID: 9812BR
Location: Lagos
Region: EMA
Function: Tax
Service Line: Graduate/Campus
Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be below 26 years old.
  • Have a minimum of 5 O’ level credits (including English & Mathematics) in ONE sitting.
  • Have a minimum of Second Class Upper Division degree at first/ undergraduate degree (please note that OND and HND qualifications will not be considered for this position) .
  • Law graduates must have both a minimum of Second Class Upper Division degree at first/ undergraduate degree and also at Law school .
  • About to complete or completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
  • Must not have written the KPMG Graduate Aptitude Test before.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

 

Job Title: Audit Graduate Trainee
Auto req ID: 103455BR
Location: Lagos
Requirements

  • Must be below 26 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 5 O’ level credits (including English & Mathematics) at ONE sitting
  • Must have a minimum of second class (upper division) degree at first degree (please note that OND and HND qualifications are not considered for this position)
  • Law graduates must have a minimum of second class (upper division) degree at first degree and at Law school Must be about to complete or have completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme
  • Must not have written the KPMG Graduate Aptitude Test before.
  • Must have a passion for building a career in Audit

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

 

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Programme
Auto req ID: 100702BR
Location: Lagos
Function: Non Function Specific
Service Line: Graduate/Campus
Engagement Type: Graduate Hire
Requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be below 26 years old as at the date of application.
  • Have a minimum of 5 O’ level credits (including English & Math) at ONE sitting
  • Have a minimum of second class (upper
  • division) degree at first degree. Please note that OND and HND qualifications are NOT eligible.
  • Have a minimum of second class (upper division) degree at first degree and
  • at Law school (For Law graduates only).
  • Be about to complete or completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Nigerian Bar Association Vacancy for an Executive Director

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA is a non-profit association of legal practitioners entitled to practice in Nigeria. It has a National Secretariat located in Abuja. The National Secretariat is the central and coordinating internal governance organ of the NBA. It is responsible for implementing all the programmes, policies, strategy, andobjectives of the NBA in line with organizational strategy. It coordinates the necessary monitoring & evaluation, compliance, quality control and progress report.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Abuja
Reporting To: The NBA President & General Secretary.
Duties & Responsbilities

  • Under the supervision of the General Secretary and leadership of the President, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and implementing NBA policies, programmes, directives, and strategic plan as determined from time to time by the NBA National Executive Committee, NEC, President and General Secretary of the NBA.

In particular, Executive Director will perform the following duties:

  • He/she shall coordinate and oversee the day to day general administration and management of NBA National Secretariat.
  • Manage and administer the National Secretariat human, financial and other resources effectively to achieve the objectives of the NBA.
  • Coordinate and ensure the effective and efficient implementation of NBA Strategic Plan, programmes, policies, dectsions and resolutions ofAGM, NEC, and President.
  • Develop programmes, initiatives and projects that relate to the regulatory, representative, re-engineering and public interest roles of the NBA.
  • Review approved plans and budgets as part of annual planning and budgeting cycle, and make recommendations to the President and General Secretary accordingly.
  • Ensure that an annual plan and budget are prepared and presented to President and General Secretary for their Pres-entation at the NBA National Executive Committee.
  • Oversee the researching and drafting of policies, working papers, memoranda of understanding, briefs, concept notes and other original materials for the NBA Leadership.
  • Design and oversee fundraising initiatives and strategies with a view to generating revenue forthe NBA.
  • To assist all NBA governance structure and platforms like Committees, Forums, Sections, Institutes in coordinating and implementing their programmes, plans, priorities and goal
  • Develop and initiate policies and programmes that promote and ensure synergy between the NBA National leadership and all other NBA organs and structure like Branches, Committees, Forums, Institutes
  • Facilitate and promote collaboration and partnership with local and international organizations and Development Partners.
  • Manage and ensure smooth transition from one outgoing NBA. leadership/administration to an in-coming administration.
  • Provide active assistance and support in working with external stakeholders and Partners to maintain or enhance existing relationships to the benefit of NBA as well as to actively participate in building relationships and partnerships with new donor and stakeholders.
  • Motivate and support staff members by fostering teamwork and ensuring that objectives are achieved. Also address possible conflicts in a positive and constructive manner, and encourage healthy working relationships within a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ensure continuity and consistency of programmes and policies of successive NBA administration.
  • Facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Presidential Plan of the NBA President during his/her administration and tenure in office.
  • Develop implementation plans for effective and efficient implementation of NBA programmes, policies, and strategy.
  • Design and develop Business Development, sponsorship and advertising initiatives for the purpose of creating different streams of income forthe NBA.
  • To create measures and promote initiatives that will result in professionalizing the National Secretariat and enhancing its capacity to meet the needs of Nigerian lawyers.
  • To supervise and administer all the Directorates in the National Secretariat and their various Heads with a view to ensuring that theyare effectively and diligently fulfilling their mandate.
  • To ensure that all members of staff comply with the policies, rules and regulations of the NBA National Secretariat as contained in the Personnel Human Resources Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, Employee Handbook, and Nigerian Lawyers. Also to ensure dispassionate application of the rules and regulations to any member of staff whenever the need arises.
  • Ensure the timely monitoring and evaluation of programmes, policies, Plans and milestones using the necessary monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools.
  • Provide international best practice policies, programmes and strategic planning recommendations, support and advise to the leadership of NBA.
  • To carry out any other duties and assignments that may be assigned by NEC, President and General Secretary as the need arises.

Requirements
Academic Qualifications:

  • The Executive Director shall be holder of a University Degree in Law or Humanities or social sciences from a university recognized by the appropriate authority.
  • A post graduate degree in relevant fields shall be an added advantage

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years cognate experience in general office management finance and administration 5 years of which shall be the top management level.
  • Extensive experience in organizational development work.
  • Extensive experience in team building and team leadership.
  • Extensive experience in managing budgets, financial and human resources.
  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience of working planning, policy, programming, and development context.
  • Extensive cognate experience in general administration and programme development and project management.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in any other international language(s) may be an added advantage

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in general management, finance and administration.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of information and communication technology usage.
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and minimum supervision.
  • High sense of ethics, integrity, credibility and commitment to NBAs objectives.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with a leadership team in a highly networked environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the legal profession and Bar Association Community in Nigeria
  • Understanding of the workings of a Bar Association or a Law Society at national, regional and international levels.
  • Knowledge of international best practices of a Bar Association structure, policies and programmes.

Remuneration
Attractive and Competitive

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s with their letters of application or expression of interest to the Nigerian Bar Association via: info@nigerianbar.org.ng
Or
The Office of the General Secretary,
Nigerian Bar Association,
National Secretariat,
Plot 1101, Muhammed Buhari Way, Cadastral Zone,
Central Business District,
Abuja.

 

Application Deadline  20th October, 2017.

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Current Vacancies at Alliance Law Firm in Lagos

Alliance Law Firm – As one of Lagos’ top law firms, we continue to provide exceptional cutting-edge legal services to leading businesses in Nigeria and around the world. Our focus is on fostering long-term relationships with clients. Our Managing Partner and two of our partners have recently been profiled as leaders in their respective fields in the IFLR 1000 2018 edition. We are continually recommended in the IFLR 1000 in the Financial and Corporate & Energy and Infrastructure categories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Managing Associate
Location: 
Lagos
Job Description

  • We are looking to find a Managing Associate lawyer to join our Corporate Commercial Practice Group in our Lagos office. The role is seeking a lawyer with 7 to 10 years of energy industry related M&A corporate and commercial law experience. The successful candidate will have 7 to 10 years of experience gained at a respected law firm or within an in-house environment in Nigeria.
  • Once you have joined our firm’s Corporate and Commercial group, you can expect to work on top files and receive the career experience associated with working at a top law firm. Located in the heart of Ikoyi, this firm offers opportunities for career progression in a highly respectful atmosphere. Further, we offer competitive compensation.
  • All applications are treated with utmost confidentiality and discretion
  • This position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications

  • Legally entitled to practice law in Nigeria with 7 to 10 years of post-call experience.
  • Minimum of a Merit at LLM level from a recognized university in Nigeria/UK/US/Canada.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Commercial Litigation Associate
Location:
 Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
Job Summary

  • Managing and providing legal support to the firm in relation to all matters with a diverse range of transactions in energy & natural resources, capital markets, banking and related matters.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Have oversight responsibility in handling of related litigation matters  for the firm
  • Ensure that client relationships are effectively managed
  • Oversee compliance in respect of statutory filings of clients matters
  • General corporate and commercial law practice
  • Preparation and vetting of court processes
  • Management of court cases

Qualifications
Person Specifications:

  • Minimum of Second Class Upper Division from a recognised university and Nigeria Law School
  • Articulate and creative
  • Self motivated
  • Must be keen to innovate and be successful at formulating and implementing strategies and plans.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Sound, effective and enthusiastic communicator.
  • Previous experience in role would be an advantage.
  • Versatile & Hardworking.
  • Strong desire for research
  • Ability to see through objections and provide plausible counter arguments
  • Team player and leader
  • Ability to take ownership of the role and work with minimum supervision.
  • Minimum of 4 years post call experience from a reputable law firm in Lagos
  • Specialized training in ADR related courses would be an advantage.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal agreements and other documentation for the firm
  • Conducting legal due diligence on counter-party to transactions involving the firm
  • Researching legal issues relating to transactions
  • Providing legal opinions on issues that may arise in connection with the transactions
  • Providing general legal advice on transactions.

Key Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal communication abilities
  • Problem solving & quick decision making ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi tasking and long hours of work
  • Service oriented.
  • Ability to keep confidentiality in respect of all matters handled.

 

How to Appyly
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Vacancies at ActionAid Nigeria for Executive Assistant to the Country Director/Board Liaison Advisors

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
We invite applications from qualified candidates to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Country Director/Board Liaison Advisor
Location: Abuja
Responsible to: Country Director/Director HROE
Grade: 6
Line Management: None
Overall Purpose

  • The Executive Assistant (EA) to the Country Director (CD) will be responsible for the management and administration of the Country Director’s Office.
  • S/he will also manage physical and electronic documents for the Country Director’s office by maintaining documentation, filing systems and contact data base.
  • In addition S/he will be responsible for coordination of the Governance function, maintaining an interface between the Board and General Assembly members of AAN and the International Governance Unit (IGU); as well as review Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) within ActionAid Nigeria.
  • S/he is to support in ensuring that ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) policies and procedures – in collaboration with the other members of the team and the Country Office are fully complied with.

Key Duties
Programme:

  • Planning and organizing of all activities, workshops and seminars that relate to the office of the Country Director.
  • Taking minutes of all strategic meetings involving the Country Director’s Office.
  • Representing – when necessary- the CD at for a relating to the progress, advocacy and show-casing of AAN’s work in Nigeria.
  • Act as a liaison person with programme and other relevant units on administrative issues as it relates to the CD’s Office.
  • Development and management of the Information Systems within the CD’s office.
  • Act as secretary to the Procurement Committee
  • Produce and contribute to programme/event reporting.

Finance:

  • Facilitate the financial processes for consultancies and other programme events’ with the support of the Finance Department as it relates to the CD’s Office.
  • Produce budgets for events and assist in the development of the programme’s budgets and plans by working closely with the HROE and Finance Units.

Board:

  • Ensure proper reporting, documentation and communication of all AAN Governance proceedings
  • Coordinate AAN Governance and staff induction; and orientation processes
  • Coordinate the process of General Assembly (GA) member recruitments and selection ensuring that all organizational equal opportunity parameters are considered
  • Coordinate all field visits of Board and GA members to AAN project sites
  • Act in an advisory capacity to all members of the governance body especially new members to facilitate their ability to perform effectively.
  • Maintain an interface with IGU and AAN Governance body
  • Coordinate proper documentation and filing of all AAN Statutory documents with relevant government agencies
  • Act as an information hub between AAN Management and the Governance Body.

General:

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an appropriate and user-friendly record, Management system and ensure files are up to date.
  • Administer programme and other internal meetings, and follow up staff and other stakeholders on relevant issues and action points.
  • Review of incoming and outgoing Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) in AAN

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: All staff
  • External: Service providers, Partners, Government Agencies, Board & General Assembly Members, International AA Office and other stakeholders.

Person Specifications
Education/Qualifications:

  • Barrister-at-Laws (B.L) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is essential
  • Membership of NIM or relevant professional Institute

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years post NYSC experience in Administration is essential
  • Office administration experience is essential
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook (MS Office in general) & experience in handling cash
  • Experience in working with international development of NGO agencies.
  • Experience in managing Local Area Network
  • Experience designing and co-ordinating training/meetings is essential

Skill/Abilities:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language
  • Ability to think Strategically
  • Excellent (proven) interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Negotiation skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Self motivated person able to work without close supervision
  • Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Good motivator of others
  • Team player

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications in one document and MSWord attachment to: vacancy.nigeria@actionaid.org Subject line of emails must state clearly, job title of position applied for and location e.g Executive Assistant to the Country Director/Board Liaison Advisor – Abuja

Click here to download the Application Form (MSWord)

Note

  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered.
  • Scanned application forms will be disregarded.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.

 

Application Deadline: 4th October, 2017.

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Job Openings in a Fully Serviced Legal Company

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates – Our client, a fully serviced legal practice. Due to eternal expansion, they are looking to hire suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Litigation Lawyer
Location:
 Lagos
Job Summary

  • The role of a litigation lawyer will come with active hands-on experience in cases done in various state and federal trial courts, including specialized courts, tribunals and appellate courts across Nigeria.
  • He /she is expected to be comfortable in the areas of constitutional, commercial, shipping and aviation, oil and gas, trade, labour and industrial disputes etc.
  • Litigation is the resolution of disputes falling in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, asset and venture capital projects, financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions, share capital re-organizations and professional negligence.

Key Accountabilities

  • The candidate would be part of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • He /she would be actively involved in dispute resolution for companies, from both a commercial and legal perspective
  • Will consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Will also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.
  • Will collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.
  • The candidate will be expected to present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation attorneys also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
  • If a case is settled out of court, candidate should be able to engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Candidate would be part of the initial case investigation/assessment
  • He / she will be in charge of drafting pleas and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant.
  • As part of his responsibilities, candidate will be part of depositions and interrogations. Candidate would also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions.
  • Candidate should be able to draft post-trial motions; identify and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Partners.

Degree and Qualifications/ Skills required

  • 3 – 5 years experience post call to bar.
  • Candidate should have worked in an SAN firm consistently after NYSC.
  • Excellent mastery of oral and written English.
  • Candidate should be able to work under pressure.
  • Candidate should be able to work with no supervision.
  • Attention to detail is a definite requirement.
  • Candidate should have continuous experience in litigation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A second class upper degree would be acceptable but a Masters degree is an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Commercial Lawyer
Location:
 Lagos
Job Summary

  • The Commercial Lawyer will provide corporate support and handle all complex legal matters and projects. He/she will deal with issues pertaining to business transactions, wide range of commercial matters and agreements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing clear and concise legal advice and support to the client, having regard to the client’s business objectives, and delivering practical, creative and commercial solutions and value within budget and time constraints, whilst ensuring that risks are understood and mitigated.
  • Taking instructions from the client and advising on the law and legal issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and other legal documents tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Attending meetings and negotiations as legal adviser with opposing parties.
  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that the client’s governance processes are observed as regards commercial matters with which the commercial solicitor deals.
  • Assisting with the resolution of disputes concerning commercial contracts.
  • Monitoring the suitability of the client’s contract precedents, processes and procedures and amending them and providing training as necessary.
  • Identifying ways to add value and improve internal efficiencies, including process improvements.
  • Supervising and delegating work to paralegals and support staff as appropriate.
  • Liaising with professionals and other operatives in both the client’s business and externally.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant legal, legislative, regulatory and industry developments relevant to the legal specialism, informing and updating the team, and providing proactive updates to facilitate the client’s operational activities.
  • Designing and delivering commercial law training to the client’s business and management teams.
  • Undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities ensuring efficient knowledge transfer across the legal team.
  • Complying with all service level agreements and KPIs, including accurately recording time and meeting reporting obligations.
  • Obtaining regular client feedback.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary.

Person Specification

  • Education: LLB and BL
  • Experience: 8 -10 years’ experience
  • Expertise in commercial contracts and agreements.

Personality:

  • Proactive and forward thinking, with good initiative.
  • Organised and good at managing time effectively, using appropriate systems and processes.
  • Use of appropriate, professional and client-friendly language.
  • Ability to work alone with confidence and self-discipline, taking ownership of tasks and able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision making skills.
  • Ability to learn a complicated and dynamic business, understand the client, its customers and the regulatory regime in which the business operates and proactively advise on a combination of legal and business issues.
  • Ability to absorb and manage high volumes of information and follow methodical, structured and logical approach.
  • Accurate and timely time recording and financial management of case load.
  • Flexible working attitude, adaptability to workload and deadlines.
  • Good relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Wide range of appropriate IT skills.
  • Ability to research and analyse complex data and information

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified andidates should forward their Applications and CV’s to: preye@hamiltonlloydandassociates.com kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: 25th September, 2017.

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