Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Massive recruitment at Total-Senior Legal Counsel

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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Ref: 10058571
Location: Nigeria
Business: Exploration & Production

Job Description 
  • The holder of the position reports to the Legal Manager and should be able to handle averagely complex to complex legal dossiers without (or with very limited) supervision.
  • The position holder is required to aid decision making by the Company's senior management by the identification, analysis and assessment of legal risks and the provision of legal guidance, advice and opinions to relevant departments in order to guide their transactions and dealings with third parties, government institutions and regulators.
  • The position is also responsible for the analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation and or draft bills, and interpretation and advise on contract provisions. In addition, he or she will be responsible for advising Company in pre-litigation phases and shall liaise with external counsel as required in any litigation/arbitration and or settlement process.
  • The Senior Legal will also be responsible for the supervision of Legal Counsels in the Entity.
  • The Senior Legal is to ensure the safety and defense of the Company, the Group and its affiliates and promote their interests within Exploration & Production activities.
  • 1st degree in Law, Called to the Nigerian Bar, NYSC certificate.
  • Minimum 12 years post call; industry experience is essential and Masters Degree in law.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of French would be advantageous though not essential.

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