Corporate Counsel at Andela Nigeria

Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development.At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers around the world looking for top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Corporate CounselLocation: Lagos, NigeriaAbout the RoleThe Corporate Counsel will be an experienced generalist reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel.This role provides, in a consultative approach, legal guidance to internal clients at various levels in the corporation.This person will interact with senior executives, including the CEO, COO and CFO, and will work remotely with the Deputy General Counsel who is located in New York.Among other things, the ideal candidate is likeable but firm when necessary, will possess business savvy, be able to understand and recommend constructive solutions to complex issues, apply a results oriented approach to get things done, exhibit an ability to balance legal and business perspectives so as not to interfere with the flow of the business, have a proven track record in drafting and negotiating contracts with a firm understanding of the market Andela is in and will have been embraced by their business counterparts as an indispensable part of their team.Key Responsibilities of the RoleAdvising senior management and business partners on all aspects of commercial transactions.Negotiating and drafting M&A transactions.Support Andela’s sales organization (new sales and partner experience).Working on financing transactions, including an initial public offering.Intellectual curiosity to gain a deep understanding of regulations impacting the business and the ability to translate that understanding into actionable guidance for the business teams.Negotiating and drafting contracts--large and small.Advising on the business terms of established commercial agreements.Creating and revising applicable terms and conditions.Advising and assisting partner experience team to resolve customer concerns.Managing corporate governance, including board and shareholder materials.Reviewing advertising and marketing materials, website content and press releases to ensure compliance with legal requirements.Creating and implementing corporate policies.Drafting/reviewing incentive compensation plans.Advising on employment law matters, including disputes with competitors regarding non-compete and non-solicit agreements.Advising on intellectual property matters, including proactive cease and desist demands. 

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