Anonymous Employer

Head, Legal

Legal Services

Nigeria - Lagos | Full Time | NGN 250,000 - 400,000


Job Description/Requirements

Credit & Documentation:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and finalize all relevant legal documents required for Bank lending.
  • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions.
  • Review credit transactions and loan documentation  (Draft offer letters and security documents for all facilities availed by the Bank) ensuring that the Bank’s interest is adequately covered.
  • Initiate and monitor perfection of security for facilities availed by the Bank.
  • Issue and review of Contingent Liability Portfolio.
  • Conduct Corporate, Land, and Probate search for corporate accounts, estate accounts, and availability of credit facilities.

Litigation:

  • Liaise and manage relationships with external Solicitors to the Bank. 
  • Manage all aspects of the litigation portfolio of the Bank.

Advisory:

  • Draft/review contract documents/agreements to ensure detrimental clauses to the Banks’ interest are expunged.
  • Render legal and advisory functions to the Bank.
  • Interpret and communicate regulations.
  • Provide legal opinion to the Bank on diverse matters affecting its operations.
  • Prepare and/or vet all Tenancy/Lease Agreement entered into by the Bank.

Secretariat:

  • Render necessary secretariat services for Board meetings and ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Organize Board meetings, Board Committee meetings for the Bank.
  • Act as Secretary to the Board of Directors and Secretary to the Executive Committees
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the MD/CEO and Board of Director
  • Maintain books and statutory registers for the Bank.

Academic Qualification:

  • Minimum of first degree in Law (LL.B, B.L), call to the Nigerian Bar compulsory. 
  • A second degree or relevant professional certifications in Company Law, Corporate Governance, etc. would be an added advantage.

Knowledge Competency Requirements :

  • Knowledge of Legal Policies, Processes, and Procedures
  • Knowledge of Securities, Credit Risk Management
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Constitution
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Law System
  • Knowledge of Foreign Laws and Constitutions
  • Knowledge of the Banking Structures
  • Knowledge of Companies and Allied Regulations and Acts (CAMA), Memorandum and Articles of Association (Memart), ISA, Code of Corporate Governance, SEC, and NSE Rules. 

 


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