British American Tobacco is Recruiting For Associate Legal Counsel
British American Tobacco
Lagos, NG
2d ago
source : Mrjobsnaija

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  • Address : PC 35 Idowu Taylor Street Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.
  • About British American Tobacco’s Job offer

    Job title : Associate Legal Counsel

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  • Job Number : 29379

    Function : Legal & External Affairs

    Level : Experienced Professional

    Appointment Type : Permanent


  • We are looking to hire an Associate Legal Counsel to join our team in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Reporting to the Head of Legal, the job holder will provide Litigation & other Alternative Dispute Resolution Support / Dispute Avoidance Strategies to the Head of Legal, WCA (West and Central Africa Region) and also provide Company Secretarial, legal, regulatory and strategic support to the BAT Nigeria Foundation ( BATNF ).
  • Also providing other Legal and corporate support as assigned by the Head of Legal, WCA.

    Principal Accountabilities

    Litigation :

  • Ensure the provision of OTIF (On Time in Full) legal support to drive a zero litigation against the Company’s strategy
  • Manage external Litigation counsel
  • Update and manage the Litigation tracker
  • Review Litigation Processes
  • Manage and engage BAT witnesses and stakeholders in preparation for trial
  • Drive for continuous improvement in the control environment (ABAC Anti Bribery and Corruption, SoBC, Federal and State Legislations and Company Policies) in order to mitigate litigation risks.
  • BATNF (BAT Nigeria Foundation) :

  • Draft, negotiate and review contractual documentation for BATNF and develop where applicable standard formats, to ensure that the Foundation’s interests are legal, valid, binding, enforceable and adequately protected.
  • Provide legal advice in corporate governance and regulatory matters for BATNF
  • Ensure contracts are renewed as and when necessary and terminated as applicable.
  • Provide active support to Foundation on company secretarial matters, compliance, corporate governance, appropriate legal advice and opinion on legal and regulatory issues.
  • Effective management of the BATNF’s relationships with Third Parties and Government Authorities and Agencies.
  • Others :

  • Ensure Business Operating Procedures are strictly adhered to and cost management drivers are enforced.
  • Functional Competencies

    A lawyer with :

  • Professional legal qualifications and practical commercial legal experience of not less than 3 (three) years and up to 8 years
  • Ability to formulate, advise on and implement legal strategy within a multinational business context
  • Working knowledge of commercial law, company law and company secretarial management, finance, tax, employment law
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage and direct external litigation counsel and BAT’s witnesses.
  • Experience in dealing with government and regulatory authorities
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal drafting to produce standard business critical agreements and adapt creatively where necessary, and proactively communicate legal concepts to business colleagues in clear, simple terms.
  • Experience in dealing with a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues and ability to apply such knowledge to the Foundation.
  • Good commercial judgment; ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to organise, prepare and deliver power point presentations
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong inter-personal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Appropriate level of maturity to provide credibility at senior levels externally and internally.
  • Leadership Capabilities

  • Ability to identify and engage internal and external stakeholders to build awareness of a zero-litigation strategy’
  • Strong business acumen, advising the BATNF to deliver results whilst leading business, legal, regulatory and reputational risk
  • Ability to advocate the Business agenda in a straightforward and compelling way to internal and external stakeholders.
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