GM, Commercial Legal in Lagos, Nigeria

at MTN Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • To ensure the legal protection of MTNN’s business interests.
  • Extract value from what we already have through cross-functional/and or regionally focused activities such as: multi-functional business optimisation, contracts review and negotiation, cross-functional capital/budget efficiency projects etc.

Innovation –

  • identifying and taking advantage of new cross-functional business opportunities, e.g., through nurturing new business opportunities, products launched, product/process innovation, structural changes, etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by influencing state legislations & policies, participating in state level industry think-tanks, building & extending national B-2-B and similar relationships, etc.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national and ecosystem through participation as thought leader, executing regional/local CSR projects, involvement in (inter)industry non-ICT policy & think-tank activities, data analysis, reviews, etc.
  • Cross-functional people leadership activities: coaching, staff development and motivation, employee networks mentorship/support, cross-division employee engagement projects, faculty roles, talent mentorship, etc.
  • Generic activities necessary for positive business outcomes such as: supporting recruitment, thought leadership/execution as internal (interview/disciplinary) panel member, influencing next level leaders (e.g., at ExCom) etc.
  • Formulate and actively contribute to the development of legal services strategies in line with the mandate of, and in line with the vision and mission of MTNN
  • Develop, execute and manage legal services approved plans, programs and activities in support of MTNN’s operations
  • Oversee drafting of legal agreements and review all relevant documentation supporting contracts for authenticity and validity.
  • Review and validate developed and structured contractual framework, validating legal framework negotiated with other parties.
  • Manage litigations and disputes, providing general legal advice to the company.
  • Provide technical leadership/advice in the formulation and development of framework, policies and guidelines and ensure compliance of operations with MTNN policies and procedures.

Job Condition   

  • Standard MTNN working condition
  • Travel – local and international
  • Experience & Training    
  • First  degree in any relevant discipline
  • Fluent in English and language of country preferable
  • LLB and BL
  • Possession of an MBA or Masters in relevant fields will be advantageous
  • At least 12 years of litigation and commercial experience which includes:
  • Senior management track record of 3 years or more; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry as per relevant role
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise (understanding emerging markets advantageous)
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Experience in negotiating commercial transactions including funding
  • In-depth experience and understanding of the Nigerian Legal and Commercial framework
  • Implementation of Strategy and Development
  • Effective Management and Leadership.



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