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Legal adviser, company secretary, legal consultant or researcher 3 600 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2010
University of Warwick
From 0 to 2006
Nigerian Law School Abuja
From 0 to 2005
University of Lagos
From 0 to 1997
Federal Government Girls College Calabar
No added languages

Experience

Legal Officer
Layer3 Limited
April 2011 - Present Day (6 years 2 months)

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board, Ensure (internal & external) compliance with laid down guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Organise Board Meetings, Annual General Meetings and Staff General Meetings; Preparing minutes of meetings and maintaining the company’s statutory books
  • Prepare and review of contracts and service level agreements, Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures
  • Assist with Company Secretarial and administrative duties
  • Provide legal assistance/ support for Heads of Departments
  • Interface with corporate entities, individuals and regulatory authorities over compliance and regulatory issues
  • Keep abreast of relevant legal and regulatory developments, laws and government policies.
  • Implement an effective legislative intelligence and advisory systems which support the Organization's strategic and operational plans;
  • Manage the organization’s relationship with external counsel and relevant government agencies
  • Prepare periodic reports for Senior Management and Head of Departments’ consideration

Successes:

  • Responsible for setting up and running the legal department without assistance for 2 years
  • Maintained a clean legal dossier free from litigation cases
  • Established the company's employee share scheme
Legal Associate
A. Muoka & Co.
September 2007 - July 2009 (1 year 11 months)

Responsibilities:

  • Drafted and revised legal documentation and other commercial agreements – Service Level Agreements, Technical Partnership Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, License Agreements, etc.
  • Provided legal advisory services on a range of issues with regard legal and regulatory compliance; Managing third party relationships with government and regulatory agencies on behalf of client companies
  • Attended board meetings and prepared minutes and agendas of meetings; maintained and filed returns at the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Successes:

  • Pioneered the company secretarial section of the firm