Legal Officer at a Real Estate and Property Management Company – Sunrose Consulting Limited

Sunrose Recruitment 2021

Sunrose Consulting Limited – Our client, a Real Estate and Property Management Company located in Lagos is currently recruiting experienced candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: The General Manager

Job Description

  • Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for providing high quality legal advice to Management on a full range of legal and challenging operational issues, in accordance with the following principles: instil and foster a culture of legal compliance, advocate for Ethics & Compliance across all levels within the company, build relationships with external legal advisors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Legal Risk:

  • Review and provide legal advice on MOUs, Contracts, and tender documents
  • Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
  • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

Policy Development:

  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements of the country.

Litigation Management:

  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
  • Identify local needs and develop efficient resource smart solutions including developing network of outside counsel and pro-bono relationships

Regulatory compliance

  • Formulate legal compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly
  • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive management meetings.

Contract Negotiation:

  • Review all contracts or any other documentation and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the senior management’s attention.
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
  • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with the company’s policy.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.

Required Qualifications

  • Law Degree, Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 3 – 5 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with laws dealing with commercial/contract administration and labour laws.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory law.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent command of English.

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application and CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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