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    Akintola Williams Deloitte is the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firm in Nigeria and the oldest indigenous professional services firm in Nigeria. The firm was established in 1952 by Mr. Akintola Williams, FCA, CFR, CBE, the doyen of the accountancy profession in Nigeria. Our approach to corporate responsibility is shaped by the recognition…

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    Legal/ Contract Manager

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 – 5 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Law / Legal&nbsp

    Description

    On behalf of our client in the construction and real estate industry, we are recruiting for the role of Legal/Contract manager. The successful candidate will oversee all the drafting, negotiation, and review of contracts, agreements, legal documents and governance matters, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and providing expert legal advice to support the growth and success of the organization and its subsidiaries.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Negotiate, draft, and finalize construction contracts with clients, subcontractors, and vendors.
    • Ensure all contracts comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
    • Manage contract administration, including monitoring performance, tracking deadlines, and processing change orders.
    • Analyze and mitigate contractual risks throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Identify and resolve contract disputes efficiently and cost-effectively.
    • Collaborate effectively with project managers, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders.
    • Maintain a comprehensive contract database and filing system.
    • Provide legal advice and counsel to the executive management, and subsidiary leaders on a wide range of legal matters.
    • Manage external legal counsel when necessary and monitor legal expenses.
    • Organize training programs on legal and ethical matters to employees, promoting a culture of compliance and integrity.
    • Handle or oversee the resolution of legal disputes, including litigation and arbitration, and work to protect the organization’s interests.
    • Ensure compliance with data protection and privacy laws, safeguarding sensitive information and client data.
    • Prepare and submit regulatory reports as required by relevant financial authorities.
    • Build and maintain relationships with regulatory authorities, external legal firms, and industry associations.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Bachelor of Law Degree
    • Barrister of Law degree from an accredited law school and active membership in a relevant bar association.
    • Minimum of 4-5 years post-call experience in legal or related areas within the construction and real estate industry.
    • Strong understanding of construction contracts, including standard forms (e.g., AIA).
    • Proficient in contract management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • A keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving
    • Strong understanding of construction and real estate services laws and regulations, corporate governance, contract law, and compliance requirements specific to the construction and real estate industry.
    • In-depth understanding of regulatory compliance requirements. Should be well acquainted with the regulatory environment.
    • Expertise in contract law, including contract drafting, negotiation and review, and corporate governance best practices.
    • Proficiency in handling legal disputes, litigation, and arbitration proceedings, and the ability to protect the organization’s interests.
    • Skill in identifying, assessing, and mitigating legal and regulatory risks that could impact the organization.
    • Other requirements are excellent communication skills, negotiation skills, strategic thinking, stakeholder management e.t.c

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Deloitte on jobs.workable.com to apply

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