Legal Advisor Job Vacancies

LEGAL ADVISOR – Lagos, Nigeria
Our client is a multinational Beverage enterprise currently represented in 20 countries worldwide with its holding company in Europe. With an infrastructure reaching out to more than one million retail outlets worldwide, they sell over 2 billion litres of beverages including beer, sports drinks, energetic and isotonic drinks, water, various juices and tea, every year.
With a huge Global market already in place, an exciting opportunity to expand their current position through starting up a Lagos based plant is currently underway. As a company with a ‘Think Big’ philosophy, they aim to break down barriers and maintain their ethos of working hard in order to reach their main objective and become one of the top 20 most important multinational companies in the world by 2020.
Reporting on a Regional level, you will be tasked with providing consultancy on legal matters to the parent group and subsidiaries, in close coordination with internal and external local counselor when it corresponds, in order to provide a legal service that properly protects the institutional interests, minimize the operational risks that the group and subsidiaries participate in, to prevent future conflicts. Supervise and work with local legal areas for the establishment of policies, procedures and reports that provide operative information for each area and identify areas for improvement.
Control and coordinate the company’s defense, related to litigation issues (Corporate, Civil, Criminal and Administrative) in order to ensure the best legal advice is provided.
Consult and implement the licenses process (operative, land use and construction) and / or permits for DCs and bottling plants, which ensure that the company always keeps in compliance with applicable laws.
Receive and analyze internal reports of possible unusual transactions and provide legal advice with regards to resolutions.
Identify the risks of non-compliance of the applicable laws to the company, relating to current and/or future company plans.
Ensure that each operation report on the activities that develops, and have a legal implication, or that may affect the normal company operation or the good image of the group.
Advise the Country Manager of a possible legal contingence, relating to the implementation of activities, products, promotion, strategies or tactics by the company.
Check or prepare all the contracts (lease, services, security, confidentiality, supply, purchase – sale, work contract, etc) to regulate the activities for the operation of the bottling plant and Distribution Center.
Ensure that all required permits and authorization for the operational development are valid or otherwise under renovation / processing.
Ensure that all societies have properly documented their corporate activities.
Resolve consultations or prepare legal reports about topics or subjects that are relevant to operations / group. If necessary derive the consultations to specialized external consultants.
Advise and support the company on insurance matters.
Monitor and support the process of legalizing the foreign staff.
Assist in the collect the money of past projects.
Relevant Legal Qualification e.g B.Com Law  or LLB qualification
Postdegree /Master / Courses : Business Law, Commercial, International.
Specialization or Corporate Law Master
Advanced level of English
Minimum 6 years experience as a corporate lawyer in business groups, multinational corporations or in top level offices.
Manufacturing/ FMCG environment ideal. (Specific experience within a beverage company will be a distinct advantage)
Extensive knowledge / Technical Expert / Professional qualified / etc.
Business Law
Labour law
Corporate and private law
Administrative and litigation law
International law
Commercial law
Civil law
Sound People skills including interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage and lead a team.
Thinking skills, relating to sound analytical decision making and planning capabilities
Sound business attitude relating to the ability to apply strategic thinking and display a result orientated approach
Dynamic and operational competencies including sound persuasive and negotiation skills; perseverance and a client orientated approach.
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