Legal Analyst

Lagos, Nigeria

The legal Analyst counsel is responsible for addressing legal matters related to contracts, employment law, intellectual property, compliance, regulatory issues, and more. They work directly for the company, as opposed to external law firms, and play a crucial role in helping the organization navigate legal challenges while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations


  1. To offer legal advice to various departments within the company, helping them understand and navigate the legal implications of their actions or decisions.
  2. Responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts with third parties, including vendors, clients, and partners, to ensure that the company's interests are protected.
  3. To ensure that the company operates within the bounds of relevant laws and regulations. They may develop and implement compliance programs and policies.
  4. To work closely with external law firms If the company becomes involved in legal disputes or litigation.
  5. To help protect the company's intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, and copyrights, and may be involved in licensing agreements.
  6. To deal with legal matters related to employment, such as drafting employment contracts, handling workplace disputes, and ensuring compliance with labor laws.
  7. To Identify and managing legal risks is a crucial part of the job. In-house counsel works to minimize legal exposure and potential liabilities for the company.
  8. To ensure that the company follows proper corporate governance practices, including compliance with board procedures and shareholder relations.
  9. To stay abreast of industry-specific regulations and ensure the company complies with them.
  10. To provide training and education to employees on legal matters, ensuring that the workforce is aware of legal requirements and best practices.
  11. to prepare and present necessary reports.


Required Competencies, knowledge and Skills

  1. Knowledge of intellectual property laws and practices for safeguarding trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  2. Experience in negotiating licensing agreements and enforcing IP rights.
  3. Ability to develop effective strategies for managing legal disputes, including the option for alternative dispute resolution.
  4. Skill in working with external law firms to achieve favorable litigation outcomes.
  5. Understanding of corporate governance principles and best practices.
  6. Ability to facilitate board meetings, ensure compliance with governance standards, and maintain positive relationships with board members.
  7. Knowledge of employment laws and the ability to draft and review employment contracts.
  8. Skill in handling employment-related disputes and fostering a positive workplace culture.
  9. Ability to align legal advice with the company's overall strategy and contribute to key business decisions.
  10. Providing guidance that balances legal requirements with the practical needs of the business.
  11. Skill in managing legal budgets and optimizing resources for cost-effective legal services.
  12. Ability to negotiate and manage relationships with external legal service providers.
  13. Ability to communicate legal concepts effectively during training sessions.
  14. Skill in designing and implementing training programs that engage employees and foster legal awareness.
  15. Ability to navigate ethical challenges and make decisions aligned with legal and ethical standards.
  16. Upholding the highest standards of professional conduct and confidentiality.
  17. Ability to stay updated on changes in laws and regulations relevant to the industry and jurisdiction.
  18. Ability to analyze complex legal issues, identify risks, and develop practical and strategic solutions.
  19. Aptitude for resolving legal challenges creatively and efficiently.
  20. Ability to convey complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable manner to non-legal stakeholders.
  21. Strong negotiation skills for contract drafting and resolution of legal disputes.



Education and Experience

  1. Law Degree
  2. Legal Licensing
  3. 4 - 5 years relevant work experience in private practice, a law firm, or a legal department
  4. Experience in similar industry will be an added advantage.


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