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James
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Company secretary-legal 6 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation

Education

From 0 to 1998
Abia State University, Uturu
From 0 to 2000
Nigeria Law School
From 0 to 2004
University of Nigeria Nsukka
From 0 to 1992
Comprehensive Secondary School
Languages:
English

Experience

LEGAL ADVISER
K.K. Duruzo & Co. {Solicitors and Advocates}
December 2011 - Present Day (5 years 3 months)

Example:

Responsibilities:

· Legal research and development

· Rendering legal advice and opinions to individuals and corporate clients in diverse areas of law

· Drafting of Conveyances and other legal documents

· Managing Clients’ real estates and serving as external solicitors to individuals and corporate bodies

· Legal representation of Clients in both civil and criminal proceedings

· Company registration and filing of statutory return at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other statutory bodies and agencies for Clients

· Preparation of periodic reports for Clients in statutory conformity

· Investigation and authentication of land and title documents for Clients

· Preparation and registration of land and title documents

· Drafting, appraising and reviewing contractual agreements for Clients

· Contractual negotiation for and on behalf of Clients

LEGAL ADVISER
Bank PHB
March 2008 - October 2011 (3 years 8 months)

· Research and writing legal opinions and briefs in all matter involving the Bank

· Drafting of conveyances and other legal documents involving the Bank

· Drafting, appraising and reviewing contractual agreements involving the Bank

· Advising the Bank in all issues involving the Bank and its employees and ensuring it operates at all times within the Nigerian Statutory framework

· Legal representation of the Bank in courts of law in liaison with external solicitors

· Administering all Board and Board Committee Meetings by giving notices, preparing requisite documents for presentation and taking records of proceedings

· Keeping and maintaining the Bank’s statutory books and seal

· Rendering statutory returns to the Corporate Affairs Commission and other statutory bodies and agencies

· Conducting searches on companies and properties belonging to the Bank and customers

· Continuous legal education of staff to expedite the discharge of staff’s duties

· Investigating and authenticating title documents used as security for credits

· Acting as a legal liaison between the Bank and third parties/shareholders in the issuance and transfer of shares

· Preparation of periodic reports to the Board of Directors enumerating the level of the Bank’s statutory compliance and possible breaches and remedies

Credit and Risk Assets Management Officer
Platinum Bank Ltd
February 2006 - March 2008 (2 years 2 months)

· Assisting in the implementation of the Bank’s Credit Policy

· Ensuring complete documentation of loan applications and their appraisal in line with the Bank’s Credit Policy

· Assisting in implementing strategies for the achievement of the organizational goals

· Assisting in implementing best practices in the Bank’s Asset and Liabilities Management

· Identifying and developing target markets for the Bank

· Facilitating Business Development efforts of the Bank

· Assisting in products research and developments

· Assisting and ensuring compliance with the credit appraisal and management process in the Bank

· Identifying credit and marketing initiatives and strategies through customer research and industry analysis

· Credit proposals review and evaluation

· Credit monitoring and administration

· Credit rehabilitation and repackaging

· Credit and financial advice to customers

· Deals booking and management

Legal Officer
Hallmark Bank Plc
October 2002 - January 2006 (3 years 4 months)

· Research and writing legal opinions and briefs in matter involving the Bank

· Assisting in drafting of conveyances and other legal documents involving the Bank

· Assisting in drafting, appraising and reviewing contractual agreements involving the Bank

· Assisting in advising the Bank in issues involving the Bank, its stakeholders and its employees as may be directed by the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

· Coordinating external solicitors files in my schedule

Carrying out legal searches in liaison with external solicitors

Credit and Marketing officer
Hallmark Bank Plc-Business Development Division
October 2002 - January 2006 (3 years 4 months)

· Facilitating Business Development efforts of the Bank

· Assisting and ensuring compliance with the credit appraisal and management process in the bank

· Identifying credit and marketing initiatives and strategies through customer research and industry analysis

· Credit proposals review and evaluation

· Credit monitoring and administration

· Credit rehabilitation and repackaging

· Deals booking and management

· Credit and financial advice to customers.

· Deposit mobilization

· Deals booking and management

· Money market operations

Solicitor
Ikechi Uko & Co {Solicitors},
May 2002 - October 2002 (6 months)

· Legal research and development

· Rendering legal advice and opinions to individuals and corporate clients in diverse areas through the interpretation of Nigerian laws and statutes

· Drafting of Conveyances and other legal documents

· Legal representation of Clients in proceedings arising from the discharge of our duties

· Company registration and filing of statutory return at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other statutory bodies and agencies for Clients

· Preparation of periodic reports for Clients in statutory conformity

· Investigation and authentication of land and title documents for Clients

· Preparation and registration of land and title documents

· Drafting, appraising and reviewing contractual agreements for Clients

· Contractual negotiation for and on behalf of Clients

· Managing Clients’ real estates and serving as external solicitors to individuals and corporate bodies

NYSC-corps member
T. M. Brown & Co., {Solicitors and Advocates}
May 2001 - April 2002 (1 year )

· Legal research and development

· Rendering legal advice and opinions to Clients in diverse areas of law

· Drafting of Conveyances and other legal documents

· Managing Clients’ real estates

· Legal representation of Clients in both civil and criminal proceedings

· Company registration and filing of statutory return at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other statutory bodies and agencies for Clients

· Investigation and authentication of land and title documents for Clients

· Preparation and registration of land and title documents

· Drafting, appraising and reviewing contractual agreements for Clients

Additional information

About Me

Offices Held:

President, Law Students' Association Electoral

Committee {LAWSECO}

Abia State University, Uturu: 1998

President: Supreme Court, Law Students Association

Abia State University, Uturu: 1998

Senior Prefect: Comprehensive Secondary School,

Okoko Item: 1991-1992

Head Boy: Primary School, Okoko Item: 1985-1986

Awards: Best Graduating Student, College of Legal Studies,

Abia State University, Uturu: 1998