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Legal and Compliance Officer at BASF The Chemical Company

Legal and Compliance Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Law / Legal
  • Deadline: Sep 28, 2021 

Job ID: 59401
Job Field: Legal, Tax & Insurance
Job Conditions: Permanent

Job Description
What you can expect:

  • The incumbent will be responsible to provide immediate legal troubleshooting and drive the local compliance culture across the BASF Group Companies in West Africa.

Duties will include the following:

  • Contribute as an in-house legal counsel for all legal matters and all governance and compliance matters in West Africa
  • Provide professional advice for ODs and Service Units of BASF with a high degree of independence and responsibility
  • Represent BASF with external stakeholders and possible involvement with regulators
  • Offer full-service legal support for projects and operations in West Africa including drafting/review commercial contracts
  • Assess business cases from a variety of legal viewpoints
  • Budget responsibility for and management of outside counsel
  • Be a competent and trusted partner for business and management on all levels
  • Living the matrix: involving relevant counterparts in headquarter to contribute to virtual legal teams for the respective ODs and Service Units
  • Provide legal inputs into the development of new business models for market entry
  • Develop, recommend compliance measures and assist in implementing those measures, including the compliance program
  • Monitor business activities and provide regular general alerts or notices on potential legislative transgressions to relevant business units
  • Structure, negotiate and draft/review contracts
  • Provide input into the development of the Legal, and Compliance Strategy
  • Provide support in strategic projects
  • Oversee risk assessments & processes and make the relevant recommendations to minimize risks
  • Arrange and present awareness and training seminars and sessions on relevant legislation to affected business units, and monitor post-training compliance
  • Coach, support, mentor and challenge team members and line managers in the application of legislative laws, policies and practices.

What we expect:

  • University qualification: LLB Degree
  • Minimum 5 years working experience including corporate law, contract law, international trade law experience and experience of interaction with Regulators
  • Demonstrate understanding of current legal rules and regulations

We Offer:

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international. company.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to BASF The Chemical Company on to apply
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