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IJEOMA DAWN
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Legal AND compliance manager
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2002
Nigeria Law school
From 0 to 1999
University of Benin
From 0 to 1992
University of Benin Demostration Secondary School
No added languages

Experience

Legal Officer
Soteria Consult
August 2011 - Present Day (5 years 5 months)
  • Managing the day to day running of the Firm.
  • Represent Firm in meetings.
  • Advice clients on Legal / Litigation issues.
  • Ensuring and advising on compliances issues with regard to filling of annual returns, registration of Companies, filling of resolutions and stamping of documents.
  • Drafting of agreements.
  • Managing properties on behalf of client.
  • Negotiating settlement of pending issues on behalf of client.
  • Involved and succeeded in the recovery of debt on behalf of client by way of mediation.
  • Conduct searches at Corporate Affairs Commission as well as Land Registries.
  • Registered companies, NGOs, Business names at the Corporate Affairs Commission.
  • Perfecting of Documents at the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Company Secretary
ABX World
February 2011 - July 2011 (6 months)
  • Managing the day to day running of the company and team of 36 employees.
  • Drafting agreement and negotiating contracts on behalf of the company.
  • Taking instructions from the Managing Director.
  • Represent company in meetings.
  • Advice Company on Legal/Litigation Issues.
  • Source & vet external counsel for Firm.
  • Manage Company’s relationship/ Link with external Counsel/Firm
  • Following up with the accounts department to ensure that all records are updated and kept.
  • Ensuring that deliveries are updated.
  • Working on the systems to ensure that requests are met.
  • Ensuring the strict compliance of payments of fees of the courier services and rules governing the services both at the International level and local levels.
  • Intervening on behalf of the company in resolution of Insurance claim.
  • Provide up to date record/report of Firm on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
HEAD OF CHAMBERS
ABUGU & CO., SOLICITORS
August 2004 - December 2010 (6 years 5 months)
  • Analyzed briefs assigned to Law firm and got judgments in favor of the Firm.
  • Contributed by way of editing to the successful publication of a book on Company Securities.
  • Ensuring and advising on compliances issues with regard to filling of annual returns, registration of Companies, filling of resolutions and stamping of documents.
  • Drafting of agreements.
  • Researched and wrote briefs on legal issues arising in litigation matters.
  • Member of team in the due diligence exercise of Volkswagen of Nigeria Limited.
  • Team leader for Legal due diligence exercise in the Insurance recapitalization exercise.
  • Presented report on the outcome of the due diligence exercise.
  • Represent Firm in meetings, seminars and workshops.
  • Conduct searches at Corporate Affairs Commission as well as Land Registries.
  • Motivated the settlement of pending issues out of court.
  • Manage day to day affairs of the Law Firm.
  • Assigning tasks to junior Lawyers and support staff and motivating them to meet deadlines.
  • Issue monthly pay advice to staff.
  • Provide up to date record or report of Firm on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to Principal Partner (Financial and Administrative report).