Legal Counsel at Deloitte Nigeria

Deloitte Nigeria - Our client is a development finance institution positioned to empower more micro, small and medium enterprises across Nigeria. The institution is set up as a private sector driven wholesale financial institution aimed at increasing access to finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through eligible financial intermediaries In view of the foregoing, the client seeks to attract, motivate and retain qualified staff.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Legal CounselReference Number: DFI011Location: Any City, NigeriaJob SummaryTo direct and control the provision and highest quality of effective legal services and compliance advice is provided to the institution in the most efficient manner. To provide support in the delivery of corporate governance and regulatory compliance responsibilitiesDuties and ResponsibilitiesProvides assistance in the management of relationship with specialist external legal firms and practitioners, as requiredTransfers files to external lawyers, in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer, and monitor performanceReviews and ensures updates to the institution’s documents as neededParticipates in collaboration with the Legal Adviser, legislative and regulatory changes or developments that might affect the institution’s operations or Board activities, and ensure briefing of the Board to aid informed decisionsAnalyses formal complaints against the institution and provides advice on measures of actionEnsures proper legal consultations are provided to departments / unitsConducts review on texts of standard contracts, agreements and formsAssists with the registration of agreements for submission to ministries, governmental departments, relevant administrations and agenciesPrepares Memorandum of Understanding, bills and statutes on administrative matters and conduct research on appropriate emerging legal issuesProvides representation to the institution in ensuring the efficient handling and winning resolution of all negotiations and disputesParticipates in meetings with clients and concerned parties to discuss related legal matters 

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