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Transaction/Commercial Lawyer Vacancies

Stresert Services Limited – Our client, one of the leading legal
practitioners and arbitrators in the Nigerian legal sector is currently
seeking to employ suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of:

Job Title: Transaction/Commercial Lawyer

Victoria Island, Lagos

Required Education & Skills

  • Candidate must be a Graduate of Law with minimum of six (6) years experience.
  • A skilled negotiator and team player who can actively work with
    the businesses to engineer pragmatic solutions to a wide range of
    challenges, while balancing the need to comply with many and often
    potentially conflicting legal, regulatory and internal policy
  • Excellent writing skills with little or no review needed.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • The ideal candidate should preferably reside on the Island i.e. Lagos Island, Lekki, Ajah and immediate locality.
  • The ability to balance legal risk with the commercial needs of the business.
  • A proven ability to work with colleagues in different regions to
    find solutions across different legal, regulatory and business

Description of Duties

  • All administrative tasks required for the post.
  • Deal with issues pertaining to business transactions. Draft
    client agreements, negotiate employment contracts or write purchase
  • Review business transactions or negotiate trade, employment and other agreements.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts, whether in their own right or as
    part of complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financing
  • Provide a broad range of commercial legal support for
    operational and corporate services issues, advising in particular on a
    wide range of general commercial contracts of all sizes, including
    outsourcings, facilities management contracts, marketing and agency
    contracts, consultancy and other services arrangements, special events,
    construction/real estate related contracts, confidentiality agreements
    and other related commercial contracts etc.
  • Work on a broad spectrum of transactions, from substantial
    outsourcing, joint ventures and project development agreements to
    day-to-day manufacture, logistics/warehousing, advertising arrangements
  • Work in close contact with the firm’s litigation department.
  • Engage in negotiations on behalf of clients.
  • Clarifying with client officers any difficult areas, dealing with and responding to any defences and/or counter claims lodged.
  • Carry out extensive research and report writing.
  • Assist with the revising of current, and development of new
    procedures, precedents and related ways of enhancing the provision of
    legal support, particularly in relation to supporting the Procurement
  • Understand and ensure that contracting arrangements are
    consistent with applicable policies. Working with other commercial
    lawyers when engaged, including the supervision and training of more
    junior lawyers as the need arises.
  • Keep up to date with the latest commercial and legal developments
  • Any other duties relevant for the work of the Section as determined by the post holder’s line manager.

N200, 000/ M

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: using ‘Transaction Lawyer’ as the subject of application.

Note: Only experienced candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interviews.

Deadline  20th September, 2015

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