Orlean Invest started operating in 1988 and celebrated its Silver jubilee in October 2013. Orlean
Invest is Nigeria’s largest Free Zone Oil and Gas logistics provider and provides her many clients with vital infrastructure and logistical support in a safe working environment.
Development through continuous investment has been the core driver of the company since its inception and now Orlean Invest is transferring the success it has at Onne to other projects across Nigeria such as Badagry Mega Port, Eko Energy Estate in Lagos and Abuja Hills Estate to name but a few of the on-going developments.
Job Title: Assistant Legal Manager
Orlean Invest West Africa – Onne
Following the recent review of the Legal Department we have a number of new positions for which we are looking for talented legal professionals to fill. We would like candidates for these roles to have a good first degree in Law obtained either in Nigeria or England and Wales, (Possession of second degree such as LLM or MBA will be an added advantage for some of the positions). They must have also been called to the Bar to practice as a Legal Practitioner and be able to demonstrate knowledge of company law.
Candidates have to have the ability to cope with the dynamics of providing advisory and administrative support at Head Office level to entities in an organization engaged in diverse business areas spanning Port and Terminal Operations, Logistics, Property Development and Construction, Hospitality, Industrial activities, Offshore Marine Supply and Crew Boat services and other facilities and services supporting operators in the Oil and Gas industry.
We have THREE Assistant Legal Managerpositions, they are as follows:
The responsibilities of the Assistant Legal Manager – Estates include:
Conducting of searches on title and writing of legal opinion;
Legal drafting and review of property related agreements, including leases, conveyance, assignments for commercial and residential purposes;
Processing of registration of title documents;
Advising on renewal of leases;
Maintaining record of title documents of properties owned or leased by the organization;
Liaison with Authorities dept., External Solicitors, relevant govt. agencies, authorities as the need arises on property matters;
The responsibilities of the Assistant Legal Manager – Legislative and Government Affairs include:
Monitor and prepare reviews of bills undergoing consideration in the State and National Assemblies and draw attention to pertinent provisions which could have impact on the business activities of the organization;
Monitor and prepare reviews of existing regulations, guidelines and circulars issued by Federal, State and Local Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and advise on any steps required for implementation by affected entities;
Monitor and advise on the impact of new regulations, guidelines and circulars proposed from time to time by MDAs;
Maintain good working relations and liaison with relevant units and departments of the State and National Assemblies and MDAs
The responsibilities of the Assistant Legal Manager – General include:
Providing legal advice on, and handling of, sundry issues affecting operation/activities of a corporate organization operating within and outside a Free Zone including:
compliance with applicable federal, state and local government legislations;
compliance with free zone law and regulations where applicable
interfacing with relevant authorities
Assist in advising on strategy for the handling of litigations
Negotiating, reviewing and drafting of commercial agreements
Advising on project regulatory compliance
Reviewing of contracts for the procurement of goods and services for projects to ensure mitigation of legal and commercial risks
Providing necessary information and documents to External Solicitors required in court cases affecting the organization
Issuing instructions and monitoring of performance of External Solicitors handling litigation and other legal matters
Court attendance to represent entities
Liaise with External Solicitors to ensure timely filing and service of court processes
Desired Skills and Experience
For the Assistant Legal Manager – Estates we are looking for candidates who are qualified as a Legal Practitioner for a minimum of 10 years with at least 6 years working experience in the Property or Estate Division of a major International Conglomerate or operator in the Oil and Gas Industry. Candidates should also have a proven track record in negotiation for leases, conveyance, assignments of property for commercial and residential purposes.
For the Assistant Legal Manager – Legistative and Government Affairs we are looking for candidates who are qualified as a Legal Practitioner for a minimum of 10 years with at least 6 years working experience as in-house counsel responsible in a major International Conglomerate or operator in the Oil and Gas industry.
For the Assistant Legal Manager – General we are looking for candidates who have at least 10 years post qualification experience with at least 5 years working experience as In-house Counsel in a leading organization, preferably in the Oil and Gas sector. They should also have at least 3 years litigation experience and a good knowledge of mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
How to Apply
Please email your CV along with a one page letter of introduction detailing your experience and motivation for the role to email@example.com and put the job tile of the role in the subject heading.
We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in Orlean Invest and due to the large number of applications unfortunately only those candidates that are successful in being shortlisted will be contacted.
To find out more information about Orlean Invest, please visit our website www.OrleanInvest.com