Recruitment for Legal Counsel at Smart Partners Consulting Limited

Application Closing Date
22nd February, 2022.

Smart Partners Consulting Limited is a leading indigenous HR Consulting Firm in Nigeria located in Lagos with services offered in Recruitment, Outsourcing, Training and HR Consulting. We are a growing firm providing services to top leading companies across the Oil & Gas, IT, Banking Industries and many others using our world class recruiting process with vibrant, talented and passionate team.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • Responsible for the day to day provision of legal advisory services to the Fund Manager Teams and the Firm.

Key Responsibilities
Transaction Support to all Deal Areas:

  • Working with core investment teams on required deal structuring input
  • Reviewing all related draft memoranda and agreements
  • Support with negotiating agreements
  • Providing needed legal input along the Investment Making process at the Firm’s operating companies
  • Analysis and development of key legal learning on past and current deals to serve as precedents to the firm.

Management of External Counsel and Advisors:

  • Briefing of external counsel on a need basis
  • Interfacing with external counsel as may be required
  • Oversight and quality control of work done by external counsel
  • Managing the value received from external counsel engagements.

Internal Legal Advisory Function:

  • Supporting with on-going legal input to internal functions and projects
  • Developing and codifying L&C’s Operating Policies and Manuals
  • Developing and maintaining L&C’s legal resource centre (hard & electronic)
  • Supporting the Firm’s pro bono/charitable initiatives, including Structuring, start-up, and running of the Firm’s Foundation.

Other functions:

  • Where possible encouraging in-sourcing of appropriate legal work to ensure enhanced financial returns/ savings from the team
  • Team leading and management responsibilities
  • Discharging specific responsibilities that may be assigned by management from time to time
  • Business development support: information/relationships leverage, etc to pursue/convert opportunities.

Skills and Attributes

  • 8 to 10 years’ full time relevant corporate experience as a transaction lawyer (advisory, structuring, contract drafting and negotiations)
  • In-house and/ or law firm practice experience primarily in M&A and private equity/ venture capital or investment transactions
  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on certain projects, including handling multiple simultaneous transactions or projects
  • Superior interpersonal skills and team-first attitude
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Excellent communication and business writing skills
  • Strong decision-making abilities, attention to detail, and ability to give guidance in a timely manner
  • Initiative, creativity, proactive and solution driven thinking.
  • Models/maintains unwavering standards of ethics, conduct and organizational policies.
  • Experience in investment banking.
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and stakeholders; ability to build excellent working relationships within a matrix environment (both cross-functionally and externally).onment (both cross-functionally and externally).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: sales@smartpartnersng.com using the job title as the subject of the mail.

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