• Latest Recruitment at Lafarge Cement - WAPCO

  • Posted on: 13 April, 2015 Deadline: 15 April, 2015
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  • Created in 1833, Lafarge group, headquartered in France, is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in three of its activities: No 1 worldwide in Cement, No 2 worldwide in Aggregates & Concrete, and No 3 worldwide in Gypsum.

    Located in 62 countries with 64,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates & Concrete businesses. In 2013, Lafarge posted sales of 15.1 billion euros.

    Legal Officer


    Business Unit: WAPCO Operations
    Job Type: Permanent

    Job Description

    • Provides assistance in preparing, drafting and vetting all agreements.
    • Conduct legal research to assist legal manager in rendering accurate legal opinion and high standard of commercial practice
    • Render returns at CAC.
    • Organise the Legal Library, update and keep record of books.
    • Update the filing system and properly serialize all documents. Assist legal manager in proper documentation/ record keeping of all matters.
    • Make data entries required for updating Group legal reporting tool – Blue print in line with laid down procedure and after clarification from legal manager.
    • Update list of contracts, guarantees, indemnities and security documents, titles, leases, licenses etc. and ensure proper records are obtained and kept.
    • Update list of litigation- cases database regularly and provide monthly reports on cases and law firm handling it. Assist in general litigation administration.
    • Assist in collation and binding of Board Papers. Dispatch and issuance of notices for meetings. Raise all allowances and requisitions for Directors.
    • Maintain list and addresses of Directors, Audit Committee, Shareholders’ Association and prepare allowances and entitlements due to same.
    • Monitor and attend cases at court pre-trial and trial stages and provide report on suitability of law firm handling the matter.
    • Conduct investigations internal and external to outline legal issues affecting the Company and proffer solutions.
    • Assist head office, Sagamu works and Ewekoro works in handling accident and criminal matters, including actual court appearances.
    • Maintain House Ownership scheme records.
    • Receive claims from Plants and Head office and report to the Legal Manager.
    • Collate and prepare shareholder queries for onward transmission to the registrars.
    • Obtain information from departments for briefing external lawyers, where necessary and assist in collating Legal Reports, Documents/Correspondence on Litigations.
    • Conduct investigations on competition and new legislations affecting the Manufacturing sector and provide report.
    • Ensure that Company Quarry lease approvals are renewed and provide monthly report on status of mining leases.
    • Monitor Company property matters provide monthly reports on Company land and property matters, including status of title.
    • Conduct legal research to enhance company compliance with international regulations and collate quarterly reports.
    • Monitor environmental and commercial legislation affecting the Company.
    • Conduct regular visits to the Plants and other company locations such as the depots to identify areas of legal risk.
    • Update licences/permits 

    Duties & Responsibilities          

    Assist in managing and coordinating the affairs of Legal Department within the BU to enhance quick and efficient Litigation management, contracts administration, prompt legal/returns reporting and proper record keeping.

    Essential & Desirable Skills       

    • Handle as many legal issues as possible internally to reduce cost of paying external lawyers.
    • Keep accurate files and ensure all issues are properly documented.
    • Maintain a Law library that is up to date and aid legal research effectively
    • Ensure up to date blue print reporting.
    • Monitor litigation adequately to avoid unnecessary lacunae to save cost.
    • Make prompt returns to regulatory Bodies e.g C.A.C, N.S.E, S.E.C, N.OT.A.P e.t.c.

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