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  • Posted: May 19, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • TeamApt is Nigeria’s largest Agency banking operator and is now building the largest digital bank offering financial services products tailored to meet the needs of the underserved mass market - micropayments, savings, lending, insurance, pensions - using technology and low cost offline distribution models. We believe providing financial access to t...
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    Legal Counsel

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel that will support TeamApt Limited on legal matters and propose commercially savvy legal solutions for the attainment of its strategic objectives.
    • As a member of the Legal team, you will be responsible for ensuring that TeamApt’s products/services and business operations comply with applicable laws, regulations and industry best practices from a legal standpoint.
    • You will also be required to support TeamApt in litigation management, data privacy, intellectual property protection as well as company secretarial services.

    Job Responsibilities
    What you’ll get to do:

    • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
    • Oversee the defense of legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
    • Draft and/or review legal letters, agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, on and as when
    • Advise on potential litigation matters (civil & criminal) that should be directed to external counsel
    • Liaise with and assist external counsel with regard to their obligations to the company and maintaining an updated litigation schedule of the Company
    • Liaise with law enforcement bodies and/or regulatory authorities
    • Advise on statutory compliances
    • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the company
    • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications of related laws and regulations governing TeamApt
    • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of internal policies
    • Provide sound and timely legal advice & opinions to the company and make recommendations to the Management of TeamApt as necessary
    • Attend meetings and offer advice as required while taking notes
    • Prepare minutes of meetings attended
    • Liaise and maintain correspondence with the Company Secretary in ensuring timely statutory filings
    • Support the Head of Legal with any other duties as assigned

    To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

    • Bachelor of Law from an accredited institution
    • Qualifying Certificate from the Nigerian Law School
    • Four (4) to six (6) years of proven experience as a legal counsel, with at least three (3) years in the Fintech or Financial Services Sector
    • Experience in drafting/negotiating commercial and technology agreements
    • Ability to interpret regulations
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
    • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters
    • Good understanding of the Fintech space and applicable laws/regulations
    • Strong research skills.

    Method of Application

    What to expect in the hiring process

    • A preliminary phone call with the recruiter
    • An interview with the Hiring Manager.
    • An interview with a member of our Executive team.
    Interested and qualified? Go to TeamApt on to apply

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