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  • Associate (Corporate Services) at S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.

  • Posted on: 3 April, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • S.P.A. Ajibade & Co. is a leading Corporate and Commercial Law firm based in Nigeria. Established in 1967, it has been at the forefront of developments in commercial practice in Nigeria and has continuously rendered sound technical advice and tailored customer solutions to its local and international partners. To our clients, S.P.A. Ajibade & Co. is a reliable partner and trusted counsel in various transactions and dispute resolution processes. We see our duty to our client as that of not just providing excellent technical advice, but also providing solutions that address and enhance a client’s purpose and business objective.

    Associate (Corporate Services)


    Job Summary

    We are seeking a suitably competent, dedicated, intelligent, versatile, detail-oriented and resourceful Associate who has a strong drive to initiate as well as participate in client development efforts and must be committed to exceptional client service as well as providing top quality legal representation. The successful candidate will be able to draw from a highly diversified and multi-cultural team who each have specialized skills to apply to each project.

    He/she will provide transactional and operational support and practical advice, geared towards the effective and efficient management of the risks and legal needs of each transaction/assignment handled.

    • Consult and handle all corporate legal processes (e.g. intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, equity, joint ventures, alliances, financial/securities offerings, compliance issues, transactions, agreements, lawsuits, patents, etc)
    • Advise clients through preparation of legal opinions on various legal issues arising from several deals and commercial transactions
    • Work with and advise business clients directly, as well as provide guidance and practical solutions
    • Render advises on legal issues arising from commercial transactions
    • Perform regulatory compliance audit
    • Advise clients/write legal opinions on various aspects of law
    • Provide assistance and support on litigation

    Demonstrate a willingness to learn new areas and assist on a wide variety of projects

    Desired Skills & Experience

    • First degree in Law; BL
    • 3 - 5 years’ post NYSC general corporate experience gained at a reputable and structured law firm
    • Knowledge of legal terminologies for preparing and editing a variety of legal documents
    • Excellent research, legal drafting and negotiation skills
    • Proficient with drafting of Court Processes
    • Experience in conducting litigations before various courts
    • Successful candidates will be highly responsive, have a strong work ethic, commitment to providing exceptional client service and top quality work product
    • Ability to be a proactive and creative problem-solver
    • Able to demonstrate exceptional organization and time management skills
    • Have a keen eye for detail coupled with good researching ability
    • Possess a thorough knowledge of the legal procedures and should keep self updated with the current developments
    • Intellectual curiosity for the business and ability to earn the trust and respect of internal and external clients.
    • Experience of working unsupervised and acting/making decisions under pressure
    • Able to prioritize competing demands and client expectations whilst managing a large volume of diverse matters
    • Able to anticipate and respond to changes in an effective way within a highly dynamic environment
    • Able to identify and solve problems and make the complex simple for clients by framing information and advising in a clear and concise way
    • Capable of building trusted relationships with internal clients using balanced insights and impactful communication to influence decisions and actions
    • Self-sufficient and self-motivated with the confidence to work independently
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to implement legal strategies in a commercial context
    • Sound judgment with ability to balance legal risk and business impact
    • A willingness to be adaptive to the businesses' changing needs
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • A strong work ethic that reflects a collaborative, adaptable and results-oriented approach
    • Experience in using Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send CVs to

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