Dornim Solicitors & Legal Consultants
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Job Description

DORNIM SOLICITORS AND LEGAL CONSULTANTS is a reputable boutique law firm based in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State. The firm is looking to recruit a Senior Associate with excellent academics and atleast 5 years’ experience gained in a reputable law firm or as an in-house counsel. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Solicitor as this is purely a solicitor’s role involving no litigation.

Responsibilities:

• Taking instructions from and exploring legal options with the client, his professional team or any relevant third parties;

• Providing expert legal support and advice to clients;

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements;

• Advising on financing of commercial projects and/or transactions, and acquisition and disposal of assets;

• Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing opinions for submission to a supervising lawyer;

• Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client or arbitrator;

• Appearing in arbitration or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the firm's client, as well as presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body;

• Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences;

• Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client — and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk;

• Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, mergers and acquisitions, etc ;

• Carrying out Company secretarial duties;

• Advising clients on legal/regulatory, compliance and policy developments;

• Actively involved in business development of the practice;

• Attend to smaller matters and aspects of larger matters independently; and

• Any other reasonable duties delegated

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

5

Other Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • 5+ years’ experience working as a lawyer in a commercial law firm or as an in-house lawyer in a company;
  • Minimum required educational qualification is a Master’s Degree in Law;
  • ICSA qualification is an advantage;
  • Experience in leading a team and meeting targets is preferred;
  • A proven ability to give pragmatic and commercial legal advice;
  • Excellent time management and organization skills;
  • Team player who is willing to get involved in new areas of work;
  • Experienced drafting, negotiation and problem solving skills;

· Understanding of and commitment to DORNIM’s values and ethos which can be seen at www.dornim.com;

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level;

· A self starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty;

· Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner;

  • Strong and practical commercial sense is necessary, as you will need to work with current client base as well develop new business strategy;
  • Experienced in managing relationships with clients on a day to day basis;
  • A good network of contacts in the local and/or national market and/or a track record of business development would be beneficial, particularly for a Senior Associate looking for a short term route to partnership;
  • Experience in Company Secretarial duties will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in the following industries/sectors will be an advantage: the power industry/ oil and gas industry /maritime industry/telecommunications industry/real estate sector;
  • Excellent communication, research and legal drafting skills; and
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft outlook, MS Word, Excel and Power Point

Method of application

Interested and qualified persons should apply for this job by emailing the following to hr@dornim.com :

1. their CV, and

2. a detailed Covering Letter stating why they are right for the position

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About Dornim Solicitors & Legal Consultants
Job Summary
Published
September 19, 2016
Offer Type
fulltime
Experience
Minimum of 5years
Location
Lagos
Salary Range
N2,000,000.00 - N2,000,000.00K
Deadline
October 31, 2016
Specialization
Law/ Legal
Industries
legal
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