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Legal Associate at Nigeria Stock Exchange

Location: Lagos
Division: Shared Services Division
Department: Legal Department
Report to: General Counsel/Head Legal Department
Grade: Executive Assistant – Officer
Estimated Date of Resumption: Monday, March 25, 2019

Job Summary

  • The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa, and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets.
  • The Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more. It is an open, professional and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world. The Legal Department is within the Legal and Regulation Division of The Exchange.
  • The Exchange needs a consummate legal professional with a strong personality, good people management skills, and the ability to work as a team player to support the Division and assist it to manage its legal risk.
  • The individual would be required to have a thorough understanding of The Exchange’s policies, overall mission and strategy, as well as a strong legal background, including stellar academic credentials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing and advising in a qualitative manner legal documentation of all types, including simple and very complex contracts within agreed timeframes
  • Providing enterprise wide legal support on a myriad of issues in a timely and qualitative manner
  • Providing legal opinions and advice as requested by other employees of The Exchange, the Council of The Exchange, the subsidiaries of The Exchange and The Exchange’s Investor protection Fund
  • Providing support and legal advisory services to the Council, Council Committees, Investor Protection Fund and subsidiaries of The Exchange
  • Managing The Exchange’s litigation docket, including liaising with external counsel to formulate litigation strategy and monitor implementation of same
  • Attending meetings with officials of the Nigerian Police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and other such authorities, the Multidoor Courthouse, external parties in respect of litigation/court/ADR related matters and attending court to represent The Exchange Representing The Exchange in respect of appeals to the Council from the decisions of the Disciplinary Committee Engaging, relating and managing external counsel instructed to render advisory services to The Exchange and exercising quality control over the services Minimizing the exposure of The Exchange, its Investor Protection Fund and its subsidiaries to legal liabilities
  • Ensuring compliance of the enterprise with all applicable laws, and providing sound legal advice on legal obligations and implications on the enterprise’s business conduct, transactions and policies
  • Drafting documents
  • Participating as representative of the legal function in Committees and Projects across the enterprise
  • Supporting the business in finding creative ways to meet organizational objectives
  • Relating as one of the representatives of The Exchange with various Government agencies, including The Exchange’s regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
  • Ensuring his/her KPIs are met
  • Ensuring cost effective service provision for all services provided by the Legal Department in accordance with SLAs

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 2:1 in University
  • A law degree with 3 – 6 years’ experience
  • Masters’ Degree in Law
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution; and/ or intellectual property, and/or employment law
  • Strong understanding of securities laws and a good understanding of laws affecting the capital markets, NSE rules and CAMA
  • Top tier law firm experience: litigation or transactional
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution; and/ or intellectual property, and/or employment law
  • Experience within the legal function of a listed company, top tier capital market or financial industry operator

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Application of Legal Expertise
  • Relationship Management
  • Project Management
  • Legal Advisory

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply here

27th February, 2019

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