Legal Counsel (Remote) at TeamApt

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TeamApt is Nigeria’s largest Agency banking operator and is now building the largest digital bank offering financial services products tailored to meet the needs of the underserved mass market – micropayments, savings, lending, insurance, pensions – using technology and low-cost offline distribution models. We believe providing financial access to the over 350 million Africans who are currently financially underserved will economically empower them and put them on a path to becoming the next generation of middle-class Africans.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Lagos (Remote)

Job Summary

  • We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel that will support TeamApt Limited on legal matters and propose commercially savvy legal solutions for the attainment of its strategic objectives.
  • As a member of the Legal team, you will be responsible for ensuring that TeamApt’s products/services and business operations comply with applicable laws, regulations and industry best practices from a legal standpoint.
  • You will also be required to support TeamApt in litigation management, data privacy, intellectual property protection as well as company secretarial services.

Job Responsibilities
What you’ll get to do:

  • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
  • Oversee the defense of legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, on and as when
    requested
  • Advise on potential litigation matters (civil & criminal) that should be directed to external counsel
  • Liaise with and assist external counsel with regard to their obligations to the company and maintaining an updated litigation schedule of the Company
  • Liaise with law enforcement bodies and/or regulatory authorities
  • Advise on statutory compliances
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the company
  • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications of related laws and regulations governing TeamApt
  • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of internal policies
  • Provide sound and timely legal advice & opinions to the company and make recommendations to the Management of TeamApt as necessary
  • Attend meetings and offer advice as required while taking notes
  • Prepare minutes of meetings attended
  • Liaise and maintain correspondence with the Company Secretary in ensuring timely statutory filings
  • Support the Head of Legal with any other duties as assigned

Requirements
To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • Bachelor of Law from an accredited institution
  • Qualifying Certificate from the Nigerian Law School
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of proven experience as a legal counsel, with at least three (3) years in the Fintech or Financial Services Sector
  • Experience in drafting/negotiating commercial and technology agreements
  • Ability to interpret regulations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters
  • Good understanding of the Fintech space and applicable laws/regulations
  • Strong research skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

What to expect in the hiring process

  • A preliminary phone call with the recruiter
  • A technical interview with the Hiring Manager
  • A Case Study
  • A behavioral and technical interview with a member of the Executive team
  • All interviews stages are Virtual.

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