Head of Legal & Compliance Recruitment at AB-Offshore

AB-Offshore is a Nigerian based marine logistics and vessels charter company with interest in the provision and operation of various types of specialized vessels for support services in the of oil and gas industry. Our goal is simply to deliver outstanding service quality to all our clients in Nigeria and every part of the world.

We are currently recruiting into the following position:

Position Title: Head of Legal & Compliance
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Roles & Responsibilities
– Drafting, vetting and preparation of routine contracts pertaining to Maritime, BIMCO, GENCO non-disclosure agreements, etc., vetting tender documents, handling arbitration matters and civil suits before various courts of law should any arise and co-ordination with law consultants.

– Drafting, vetting and preparation of MOAs, MOUs, Bank guarantee, Indemnity Bonds if any, Undertakings and authority letters, vendor contracts, legal contracts, briefs, deeds, leases, JVAs, and other legal papers.

– Review of Agreements and provision of legal advice and opinions to Management.

– Prepare and draft all legal documents and agreements relating to AB OFFSHORE operations (e.g. supplier contract, insurance contracts, employee contracts, service level agreements) for the Managing Director for review.

– Provide company secretarial services – attendance of board meetings, keeping of minutes, board resolutions and filings with Corporate Affairs Commission.

– Maintenance of relationship with external solicitors and management of the company’s litigation portfolio.

– Attendance of court proceedings and liaison with law enforcement agencies.

– Provide useful inputs in the formulation of agreements and contracts.

– Drafting and Vetting of all legal documents and co-ordination with lawyers to ensure documents are legally sound.

– Management of all Consultant Contracts and liaise with Government Offices and Consultant Lawyers.

Essential Requirements:
– A lawyer with professional legal qualifications and practical Maritime and commercial legal experience of not less than 5 (Five) years.
– Ability to formulate, advise on and implement legal strategy within a maritime and Upstream servicing context.
– Working knowledge of Maritime law, commercial law, company law/company secretarial management and employment law.
– Good commercial judgment; ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
– Ability to manage and direct external lawyers and consultants.
– Ability to organize, prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations
– Effective negotiation skills
– Must be proficient in the use of IT Software
– Good knowledge of Oil & Gas Laws will be an added advantage

Technical Competencies:
– Corporate Administration – (Policy development, formulation and implementation)
– Stakeholder management – (Negotiation and Conflict resolution)
– Good knowledge of Marine/shipping regulatory requirements
– Ability to analyze data, prepare reports, presentations and legal opinions
– Knowledge in corporate law, legal drafting, litigation, arbitration proceedings and special skill in vetting contract and international agreements
– Good knowledge of Oil & Gas Laws will be an added advantage
– Must be proficient in the use of IT Software

Behavioral Competencies: – Strong inter-personal and communication skills

Salary and Remuneration – Very attractive.

Application Closing Date – 23 February, 2018

Send CV to: careers@aboffshore.ng

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