Senior Legal Counsel at Oracle Nigeria

Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers including 100 of the Fortune 100 representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Job ID: 22000G90
Location: Lagos
Job: Legal
Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

General Function

  • Provide full range of in-house legal services and manage required legal support for Oracle’s business in Nigeria and anglophone West Africa to enable profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies, ethics, laws and regulations


  • Responsible for providing legal advice to the organization.
  • Close liaison to the business in providing a variety of corporate and commercial legal services.
  • Manage litigation on Oracle’s behalf and coordinate litigation and other legal, administrative or investigative actions handled by outside counsel.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts with public and private sector customers, partners, and suppliers, including licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and cloud services agreements.
  • Advising on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance.
  • Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks in order to provide appropriate legal solutions.
  • Works closely with other lawyers throughout Oracle and coordinates legal matters handled by outside lawyers.
  • Demonstrates general commercial or functional knowledge across a sub-discipline within a specialty area(s), (e.g., general corporate law, antitrust/competition law, regulatory compliance, employment law, cloud transactions, data privacy, contract management, intellectual property and other laws/regulations specific to the computer and technology industry).
  • Participates in EMEA-wide initiatives as required.
  • Develops understanding of Oracle´s products and services. Corporate housekeeping / company secretarial duties.
  • Provides training to other Oracle functions on legal policy and business practices.
  • Ensures compliance with Oracle business practices, policies, procedures and law.
  • Performs all other tasks that are appropriate for and required by an in-house company lawyer and as required by the Manager.

Minimum Job requirements

  • Licensed lawyer that completed Law Degree and professional qualification with 5+ years post qualification relevant experience from a leading law firm or appropriate in-house experience.
  • Experience as an in-house counsel is a plus.
  • Previous experience in industry preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent legal skills and business judgment in areas of responsibility and the capacity to make decisions and give advice that demonstrates an understanding of the risks of each situation
  • Superior written and oral communication skills (in English) with an ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to effectively manage a fast-paced workload in a demanding, high-pressured environment.
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with internal clients and deliver high quality service.
  • Experience in license/Cloud/partnership agreements, general commercial law, RFP’s, general corporate matters, and intellectual property, are strongly preferred
  • High-level legal drafting skills (English).
  • Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values
  • Commercial negotiation experience, ideally in the IT or other hi-tech industry, preferably in a multinational.
  • Practical, creative and proactive thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria and abroad may be required when safe to do so.
  • Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • As part of Oracle’s employment process candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process.
  • This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

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