A highly reputable commercial law firm in Lagos is looking to hire a lawyer with Cosec experience. An ideal candidate will be responsible for the following :
Maintaining the statutory books of client companies as may be necessary;
Filing returns at Corporate Affairs Commission on behalf of client companies, as may be necessary;
Filing from time to time, as may be necessary on behalf of client companies, all regulatory / statutory returns as may be required;
Arranging meeting s of the directors and the shareholders of client companies, making necessary arrangements for the convening of such meeting, providing guidance in accordance with applicable laws and constitutional documents at such meetings and taking and producing minutes of the business transacted at such meetings.
Advising client companies and their respective boards on company administrative and regulatory requirement; as well as contractual rights, significant changes in the company’s structure or management and obligations where applicable.
Conducting Board inductions / Orientation and supervising the process of on-boarding new directors onto their respective Boards
Conducting Board evaluations
Facilitating Board Strategy Sessions
Preparation of Corporate Governance policies
Preparation of Governance documents
Developing Governance frameworks / structures for organizations
Advising clients on company law and corporate governance issues
Ensuring clients are kept abreast with new / relevant regulations, developments and trends.
Supporting supervising Partner on business relationship management by engaging in marketing and business development activities to improve the financial growth of the practice area.
Resolving legal issues presented effectively and without guidance
Driving strategy development and implementation for the practice area.
Assisting with key external relationships including government and regulatory bodies etc.
Assisting with the development of team and firm wide legal and risk strategy
Reviewing and supervising legal work within the team with primary focus on company secretarial services
Provision of other services as may be from time to time required of the Company Secretarial function of a company.
Successful candidates will possess the experience, knowledge, and skills as follows :
A minimum of 7 years relevant post call experience in Company Secretarial Practice and Governance. LL.M and ICSAN certification is an added advantage.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
Strong sense of urgency and ability to thrive in a fast paced, results driven environment
Ability to manage multiple tasks / projects and quickly changing priorities
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations
Able to transform legal issues into a workable solution within a business context
Strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills
Good leadership and people management skills
Excellent communication skills and presentation skills.
A minimum of 5 years' post-call experience carrying out legal functions that cut across company secretarial, compliance and general business advisory Demonstrable experience working with a reputable law firm for high-profile corporate clients.
B.L. Nigerian Law School LLB Law degree LLM is a strong advantage ICSAN and similar qualification