LEGAL COUNSEL, CONTRACTS (10058572) in Lagos, Nigeria

at Total

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Recruiting is important for Total, but retaining and training our teams is equally important, particularly through effective human resources policies. We offer varied, highly motivating career paths with numerous opportunities for development and mobility.

We strive to ensure the growth and sustainability of our activities while working to promote rapid economic development in the countries where we operate.


Job Responsibilities: 

The holder of this position reports to the Legal Manager and will assist to analyse and assess identified legal risks. 

The job holder will actively participate in devising, preparing, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of agreements and contracts used in the Exploration & Production industry. 

The position is also responsible for the analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation and or draft bills, and interpreting and advising clients on contract provisions.

In addition, he or she will assist the Legal Manager with and advise on pre-litigation phases and liaise with external counsel as appropriate in any litigation/arbitration case and settlement process.

The Legal Counsel is to ensure the protection and defense of the Company's interest (and those of the Group and its affiliates) and promote their interests within E&P activities.



Required skills


1st degree in Law,

Called to the Nigerian Bar,

NYSC certificate


At least five (5) years post call industry experience is essential and Masters Degree in law


Excellent communication skill

Working knowledge of French would be advantageous though not essential

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