Legal Officer at Efficacy Construction Company

Efficacy Construction Company
Job Title: Legal Officer

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

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  • We are searching for a Legal Officer whose role will oversee the legal aspects of our business, ensure the company strictly follows Nigerian law guidelines, and give legal advice to management and clients about all relevant issues.

General Duties

  • Draft and/or review legal letters, contracts and agreements, briefs, notices, circulars, correspondence, orders, reports and other legal forms from individuals, companies, government or third parties, as requested, including all our sites.
  • Checks documents or papers for compliance and correction.
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Liaise with and assist external counsel in the discharge of their obligation.
  • File oppositions in matters where the title is being passed or property is being encumbered and there are arrears due and payable to the Company.
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the Company.
  • Work with Accounts on statutory documentation.
  • Work with relationship officers on clients’ management, documentations including drafting of Contract Agreements for all our sites and any other sites as instructed.
  • To maintain a database of the status of all court matters involving the Company.
  • Communicate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights, as soon as the agreement/contract has been established.
  • Register land and/or property documents with government parastatals such as Lands Bureau, Physical Planning and Urban Development (PPUD).
  • Submit weekly/quarterly reports on targets achieved and an appraisal report to the corporate affairs manager.

Responsibilities

  • To take accurate minutes of Bi-weekly staff meetings and unit meetings or with the Directors.
  • Attend meetings and ensure briefs are well documented.
  • Ensure the filing in the cabinet of all client’s files with the requisite details and keep account of them all.
  • Open new files for new clients and ensure proper documentation.
  • Follow up on client for requisite documents for purchase.
  • Checks documents or papers for compliance and correction.
  • Source for and provide the current position on any legal issue that arises in the organization within 24 hours.
  • Send minutes and action points arising from the staff meeting to all staff within 24 hours after the close of the meeting.
  • Read and prepare contracts/agreements and send necessary comments to Corporate Affairs within 12 hours
  • Come up with staff meeting agenda and assist the Real Estate team in event planning as directed.
  • Attend to land issues such as drafting of the contract of sale, assignments, memorandum of understanding, etc.
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
  • Register land and/or property documents with government parastatals such as Lands Bureau, Physical Planning and Urban Development (PPUD).
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, contracts and agreements, briefs, notices, circulars, correspondence, orders, reports and other legal forms from individuals, companies, government or third parties, as requested, including all our sites.

Requirements

  • LLB Degree or a related field.
  • 3-5 years experience post-NYSC
  • Experience in the real estate industry will be an added advantage.
  • A clear focus on results
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organizational and negotiation skills
  • Preferably Female.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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