APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries – Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.APM Terminals is recruiting to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: Legal CounselRef.: AT-149748Location: LagosKey ResponsibilitiesAdvises Management on all issues relating to local legislation in all areas & required regulatory requirements from various local bodies.Attends as terminal representative at all hearings with relation to legal, regulatory or statutory matters either in court or with required local bodies.Maintenance of a proper follow up system to ensure that legal issues are dealt with in a timely & effective fashion.Supports the claims team in their handling of all Claims in relation with Shipping Lines, Consignees, Insurers, Surveyors and all Stakeholders in the Claims Process.Maintains local contacts with specialist legal firm (ACAS-LAW) on all issues.To keep company indemnified from acts, costs & consequences arising out of legal disputes by observing Government and Port Rules.To work closely with Stakeholders (Nigerian Police, Customs, EFCC, Security Agencies, Consignees etc) to minimise legal issues.Drafting & checking standard legal documents such as board minutes, powers of attorney, concession agreements, etc.Ensuring all corporate filings with the Corporate Affairs Commission are up to date and maintain proper records of all corporate filingsTo maintain proper record of all documents in respect of land revenue, receipts and records.Translation of all legal documents/notices where required.Partnering with his/her management team and the compliance department on the implementation of Corporate Compliance initiatives and programmesServing as a trusted advisor and resource on issues related to compliance.Encouraging employees to speak up about compliance issues and concerns.Serving as a conduit for ongoing compliance-related communications.Aiding the Compliance Department in the development of new training and communication.Working with management to ensuring that Due Diligence on High Risk 3rd parties is completed in accordance with the APM Terminals AntiBribery and 3rd Party management policy and all records and documentation kept as required.Undertake research into case law to determine best course of action on legal issues.Negotiations with lawyers and contractors for all contracts (user, service and engineering contracts).The position is required to keep abreast of all changes in law and regulatory issues and is the conscience keeper of the organization on these issues.Being the first point of contact on the ground to respond to routine compliance queries and to alert the Compliance Department if a problem needs to be escalated.Supporting management in the implementation and running of the risk assessment and monitoring process. Ensuring that risks are appropriately identified and monitoring actions carried out.Monitoring and tracking of Maritime legislation and related bills as well as attending house committees on same.