Corporate Commercial Lawyer Job in Nigeria

 H. Pierson Associates Limited is a boutique consulting firm with over 40 seasoned professionals with varied experiences in both the private and public sectors. The firm plays a leading role in providing management consulting services targeted at clients in key sectors of the economy (Power, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Manufacturing, etc), in Nigeria and the West Coast.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Corporate Commercial Lawyer

Location: Lagos



Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Corporate Commercial Lawyer will be responsible for providing legal advice and support on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.
  • This role requires a strong understanding of corporate law, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and risk management.

Key Responsibilities
Corporate Governance:

  • Advise on corporate governance matters and ensure compliance with corporate policies and statutory regulations.
  • Draft, review, and update corporate governance documents including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and board resolutions.

Commercial Contracts:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including supply agreements, service agreements, NDAs, and partnership agreements.
  • Provide legal support for contract disputes and negotiations.

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Provide legal advice and support on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions.
  • Conduct legal due diligence and draft transaction documents.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including corporate, commercial, and securities laws.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies and policies.

Legal Advisory:

  • Provide legal advice to senior management and other departments on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.
  • Stay updated on relevant legal developments and advise the business accordingly.

Dispute Resolution:

  • Manage and resolve corporate and commercial disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
  • Work with external counsel as needed.

Training and Development:

  • Conduct legal training for staff on relevant legal issues and best practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Knowledge of international corporate and commercial laws.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and software
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, preferably in a corporate or law firm setting.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate law, commercial contracts, M&A, compliance, and risk management.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High ethical standards and professional integrity.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and software.

Application Closing Date
8th July, 2024.

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