Legal Counsel in Lagos, Nigeria

at ARM Life

Legal Services
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Responsible for providing legal advice for corporate/project finance transactions.
  • Prepare and review proposals/acquisitions/mergers; draft/negotiate commercial agreements.
  • Proffer legal advice on commercial transaction/business issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for corporate trust clients and ensuring business relationships with these clients are well managed.
  • Provide support for estate planning and administration by developing and implementing commercial trust mandates.
  • Work closely with business units and senior management in providing hands on support in the area of legal and regulatory advisory services.
  • Ensure all statutory filings (ARM, ARMT, ARM-DF, ARM-AGF) are carried out in a timely manner.  (i.e. filing of annual returns, renewal of registration with SEC etc.) 
  • Ensure adherence to framework for conducting/driving due diligence and compliance issues.
  • Conduct research on general legal issues affecting the company’s business operations (including Trust issues) and provision of legal opinion;
  • Liaise with external lawyers, SEC, CAC etc on regulatory and transactional matters
  • Contribute to the promotion of corporate governance (ethical/best practices) within the company.
  • Provide/ serve as an effective backup to the company secretariat.
  • Assist in the development and building of an effective work team by supervising surbodinates within the unit.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Head, Legal.



  • LLB; BL; LLM
  • Minimum of 7 years post call experience in commercial and corporate legal practice;
  • Good knowledge of laws regulating operations of businesses in the country; particularly the finacial services sector
  • Strong relationship management, negotiation and marketing skills.
  • Understanding of local and international practices in the Financial Services industry


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