LEGAL COUNSEL, LITIGATION (10058573) in Lagos, Nigeria

at Total

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

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 Senior Legal Counsel Litigation and will assist in liaising with external counsel on all litigation matters affecting the company.

He or she will assist in the review of facts received from client departments and articulate same for the preparation of court processes. 

He or she will also assist in the timely identification and preparation of documentation and witnesses required for the prosecution and defence of matters involving the company and in appropriate cases, testify on behalf of the company. 

The job holder shall also assist in the preparation of various reports and updates on litigation status.

The job holder will assist in analyzing and assessing identified legal risks and will provide legal advice to any and all departments in the company on wide ranging matters from fiscal issues to labour related matters. 

He or she will carry out any other duties/projects that may be assigned him/her by the Senior Legal Counsel and the Legal Manager or the General Counsel.

The Legal Counsel Litigation will 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

Excellent communication skill.

Masters Degree in law

SkillsWorking knowledge of French would be advantageous though not essential

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