Corporate Legal Counsel Needed at Talentsquare

At talentsqr (RC 1453480), we are helping to find, grow and keep the remarkable assemblage of talent who are potential leaders in various fields as well as emerging specializations. We are champions of great organization culture and values, partnering with key business owners or hiring managers to help them build their organizations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Corporate Legal Counsel

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are seeking a Corporate Counsel to provide accurate and timely counsel to executives and staff, review contracts, creating internal governance policies and monitoring compliance.
  • Our ideal candidate will be a highly qualified counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.
  • Our ideal Corporate Counsel who is an experienced legal professional that can ensure our business is supported by world-class legal agreements. Our ideal candidate has experience in corporate legal counsel in entertainment and media and has a strong grasp of industry best-practices. They will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, as well as experience negotiating both legal and financial/commercial issues.
  • The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure.

Responsibilities

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation

In Q1, a successful Corporate Counsel will:

  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Bring strong negotiating skills and commercial insight to relevant contract negotiations
  •  Advise on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different deals
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • By end of Y1, a successful Corporate Counsel will continue to do all of the above, as well as:
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment
  • Preferred industry experience; Media or Telecommunications
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • Familiarity with entertainment and media contracts
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sounds judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • B.Sc Degree in Law
  • Qualified to practice Law in Nigeria, with a strong academic background and recognised experience in a law firm;
  • Self-starter and with ability to work collaboratively with other staff in legal and other departments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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