Job Description

Job Title
Legal and Governance Officer
Unit / Department Legal and Governance
Reports To Legal and Governance Officer Supervisor
Position Location Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Terms Full Time

Company Brief/Aspirations:

Axxela Limited is a subsidiary of Glover Gas & Power B.V., a portfolio venture co-owned by Helios Investment Partners LLP (UK) and Sojitz Corporation (Japan). We are currently pursuing a growth strategy aimed at scaling our current $500m investments across the Oil & Gas market in Africa. Our vision is to power Africa with innovative energy solutions. We have developed over 300km of gas pipeline networks in Nigeria, and we are currently delivering natural gas to about 180 industrial and commercial consumers in Nigerian and West African markets in addition to projects currently under maturation in subsectors such as Gas Distribution, Power Generation, Gas Processing and other Energy Solutions.

The Legal and Governance Officer will work closely with the Legal and Governance Supervisor in the preparation and review of contracts, legal opinions, dispute resolution management, handling of board and shareholder matters, etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality and comprehensive legal advice.
  • Prepares and reviews legal opinions and agreements.
  • Participate in commercial negotiations on transactions involving Axxela and its subsidiaries; draft, review and summarise key provisions in respect of commercial agreements and obtain necessary internal approvals.
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice to employees on the legal implications of proposed policies, decisions, and actions (in areas including, but not limited to midstream gas, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, contracts, litigation, leases, regulatory compliance and intellectual property matters).
  • Provide updates on interpretation/application of new laws/regulations to the various Axxela internal teams/departments and make recommendations to management with respect to necessary action required.
  • Provide dispute resolution management support to Axxela and its subsidiaries and work with Legal Manager in handling Axxela’s litigation and other dispute resolution management, as may be required from time-to-time.
  • Liaise with external solicitors and obtains regular updates on ongoing litigation.
  • Provide comprehensive support for Corporate Secretarial & Compliance aspects of corporate transactions & other special projects such as acquisitions, board evaluations or other strategic transactions.
  • Provide strategic support to strengthen the corporate compliance function through identification & implementation of required improvements in the compliance program design.
  • Provide support in drafting board papers, resolutions, and other documentation to assist with the decision-making process of the Board and the implementation of Board decisions.

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 2:1 in Law.
  • Minimum 5 years cognate experience (Legal) within a reputable and structured business environment, preferably a leading law firm.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and superior judgment.

Application Process:

Interested and qualified applicants should send their resumes to [email protected] using ‘Legal and Governance Officer’ as the subject of the mail. The application deadline is Friday, 15 July 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.