Legal Manager in Abuja, Nigeria

Legal / Law
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

REPORTS TO: Managing Director/GM

The job holder is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Legal department, provision of legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.


  • Legal risk
  • Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
  • Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
  • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.


  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.


  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.


  • Formulate compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
  • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive management meetings.


  • Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • Legal advisory and contracts management


  • LLB graduate degree; Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 years legal experience ideally in a leading organisation, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel
  • Proven track record of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties skills.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the Judicial system and negotiating parties
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters
  • Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters
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