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Vacancy for Legal Associate at Sunray Ventures

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Sunray Ventures is an African venture builder, addressing Africa’s core opportunities and challenges, by building and growing high-impact companies that are leaders in their respective fields. Sunray Ventures currently works in three different verticals.

We are currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Associate

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Description
The primary objective is for the Legal Associate to provide general legal support to the group’s businesses. The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Directing, coordinating and supervising groupwide legal matters,
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Monitoring external counsel;
  • Ensuring timely filing of statutory returns;
  • Preparing legal templates required for business processes and engagements; negotiating contracts with counterparties;
  • Identifying and forecasting legal risks and advising on legal risk mitigation.
  • Acting as company secretary,
  • Attending and maintaining of minutes in respect of group meetings;
  • Providing and implementing recommendations on the group’s corporate governance framework, ensuring that the group not only adheres to legal requirements but to global corporate governance best practices;
  • Liaising with regulatory and governmental institutions as required;
  • Tracking and maintaining records of regulatory developments within the group’s industries, and reporting such developments to management;
  • Other related activities, as may be required from time to time.

Requirements

  • Law degree with excellent grades
  • Admission to the Nigerian bar.
  • Minimum of 2 years post-call (Nigerian bar) work experience in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Strong preference will be given to applicants that have worked in top-tier law firms.
  • Proven law firm experience and background in Nigerian law particularly power, oil and gas, employment, project financing, investment law and general corporate advisory
  • Proven background on liaising with regulatory authorities in Nigeria
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office applications in particular MS Word at an advanced standard
  • Experience in managing and dealing with high-profile counterparts
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • High degree of personal maturity with the ability to lead conversations and negotiate with high profile counterparts
  • Ability to critically analyse complex problems and provide structured solutions
  • Comfortable with working as part of a team
  • Confidentiality
  • Willingness to work flexible hours if necessary.
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Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Essential benefits
  • Working in a thriving, fast paced environment
  • Opportunities for growth.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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