Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) is accepting online application for the position of Attorney located in Lagos, Nigeria
Job Overview and Description
The successful candidate for this position will work in the Legal Department and provide day-to-day advice to clients on a broad range of legal and commercial matters, be involved in negotiations and legal drafting as well as support the litigation portfolio.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to :
1. Litigation Support
a) Receives and reviews judicial and arbitral processes on behalf of CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria.
b) Develops the preliminary assessments on litigation and arbitration involving CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria, and, on the strength of these assessments, makes recommendations for assignment of the matters to outside counsel.
c) Develops and refines the case plans for the defense of CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria and obtains the requisite approvals for these case plans, working with more senior attorneys, Upstream (Corp.
Litigation, external counsel and business owners.
d) Identifies potential witnesses and works with the internal team, the witnesses and outside counsel, to develop witness statements, file witness depositions in court and conduct pre-
trial conferences to prepare witnesses for trial testimony.
e) Works with internal teams, external counsel and business owners to develop requisite court processes to be filed in court in defense of lawsuits involving CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria.
f) Monitors case progress to conclusion.
g) Receives, reviews and responds to claims and demand letters.
2) Negotiation and Review of Agreements
Provides legal support for the drafting, review and negotiation of various types of agreements and other legal documents including : crude handling and crude lifting agreements, farm out agreements, collateral responsibility agreements, agreements for the provision of security services, pipeline and facility surveillance program agreements, memoranda of understanding, waivers, indemnities, undertakings, confidentiality agreements, etc.
3) Legal Advisory Services and Legal Support
a) Reviews company publications, holding statements and other press releases and presentations to be made by various persons and departments within CNL and other CVX entities in Nigeria.
b) Tracks and reviews legislative bills to identify areas of likely impact on Chevron’s operations and the oil and gas industry at large.
c) Reviews environmental and other monitoring reports to ensure consistency with Corp. Guidelines and applicable local laws and regulations.
d) Provides other ad hoc legal support as required.
Participates, as a representative of NMA Law on multi-functional investigation teams set up to investigate alleged violations of company policies.
5) Litigation Reporting
Regularly prepares various reports for different internal and external audiences such as NMA Law Management, Upstream Litigation, other recipient CVX organizations, CNL’s JV partner (NNPC-NAPIMS), etc.
Critical Selection Criteria
Job Knowledge and Technical Proficiency :
Transactional / Commercial Skills :
Litigation or Representation
Leadership and Communication skills
Industry / Business Knowledge and Customer Relationships
Six (6) to 8 years post call to the Nigerian Bar