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  • Legal Officer at CMB Building Maintenance and Investment Company Limited

  • Posted on: 10 January, 2019 Deadline: 14 January, 2019
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  • CMB Building, Maintenance & Investment Co. Limited (CMB), established in 2002, operates as an all-inclusive Real Estate development organization. The company's objective is to revolutionize the real estate industry to the point where participation is feasible across all classes of income.

    Legal Officer

     

    Job Purpose

    • To meet the company’s objectives, by executing all legal activities as required by the company.

    Organisational Relationships:

    • Reports To: Chief Legal Officer
    • Direct Reports: N/A

    Key Responsibilities

    • Review and draft contractual agreements to ensure that clauses which protect the company’s interests are incorporated therein and such contracts comply with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Review and assist in the preparation of business proposals; ensuring the legal framework of said proposals is suitable for the Company’s goals.
    • Interpret contracts and legal documentation to user departments to aid their relations with clients and suppliers.
    • Undertake legal research; prepare reports and legal opinions as required.
    • Manage and update the company’s litigation schedule.
    • Manage external solicitors who represent the company in litigation.
    • Conduct in-house investigations, witness selection and compile documentary evidence to assist external solicitors in their defence/prosecution of cases.
    • Review and verify fee notes from external solicitors and process same for payment.
    • Investigate legal claims/complaints against the Company and prepare the appropriate response
    • Liaise with the office of the Company Secretary regarding company secretarial needs of the Company.
    • Conduct Legal due diligence checks and searches as required by the Company.
    • Manage the Company’s legal relations with government departments/agencies and regulatory authorities.
    • Monitor all existing and emerging laws/regulations relevant to the Company’s business
    • Provide legal support to business units of the Company in negotiations with customers and vendors and ensure conformance with internal contracting requirements and risk mitigation requirements.
    • Undertake legal and commercial risk evaluation and advisory in respect of all transactions and general corporate compliance of the Company.
    • Any other duties assigned by the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Management.

    Qualification/ Person Specification

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
    • Minimum of 3 years experience and must have been called to the Bar
    • Real Estate experience is a must
    • LLM will be an added advantage
    • Excellent follow through, ability to pay attention to details.
    • High level of professionalism and multitasking.
    • Ability to take initiative
    • Self motivated and committed to the delivery of excellent legal services
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Excellent people management and strong listening skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of legal requirements and processes

    Key Skills And Competencies: Skills And Competencies:

    • Excellent follow through, ability to pay attention to details.
    • High level of professionalism and multitasking.
    • Ability to take initiative
    • Self motivated and committed to the delivery of excellent legal services
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Excellent people management and strong listening skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of legal requirements and processes

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV to: recruitment@cmbnigeria.com and state the Job Role as the Subject.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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