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Orlean Invest West Africa Recruitment March, 2014 in Onne for Legal Manager – Joint Ventures


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: Legal Manager – Joint Ventures

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.

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The responsibilities of the Legal Manager – Ventures include:

    Providing advice and coordinating the legal and regulatory aspects of Joint Ventures involving our organization;

    Participation in negotiation and preparation of Joint Venture agreements;

    Implementation of policies and directives on Joint Venture matters;

    Liaising with relevant Department and Units involved in activities related to Joint Venture transactions;

    Advising on strategy for the handling of Joint Ventures taking into consideration the peculiarities of each transaction and the disposition of partners;

    Maintain records and documentation, including correspondence, related to Joint Ventures and the Partners;

    Advise and follow up on close-out, extension or renewal of Joint Venture agreements;

    Monitor and advise on Joint Venture milestones and deliverables;

    Liaising with the Finance Department for the preparation of periodic reports and forecasts on Joint Venture entities to assist management evaluations for future investment decisions.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for candidates with no less than 14 years post qualification experience, out of which the last 7 years should be in a managerial position handling Joint Ventiures or Joint Venture related matters with cognate experience in:

    Corporate and commercial Law

    Corporate contracts

    Corporate structure including advice on tax efficient jurisdictions

    Governance and regulation of corporate organizations

    Legal advisory support on business start-up, project structure and documentation

    Good knowledge of project and corporate finance

How to Apply

Please email your CV along with a one page letter of introduction detailing your experience and motivation for the role to hrresourcing@orleaninvest.com and put the job tile of the role in the subject heading.

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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


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