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Legal Counsel at Adker

Legal Counsel

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Law / Legal
  • Deadline: Not specified 

Job Description

  • The Legal Counsel role will assist and support the Senior Legal Counsel in legal drafting, legal negotiation and management of contract documents for all company operations.
  • This role will work closely with and support multiple members of the Legal, Commercial, Procurement, Industrial, Finance/Treasury, Project Management, Logistics team among others.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop standard templates for contracts, including payment terms, general terms and conditions.
  • Review, revise and update Contract Drafting and Execution Policies to align with the the organization Standards/Policies.
  • Review, mark-up/draft (from scratch), negotiate and close commercial/procurement contracts, including master service agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements etc.
  • Oversee Drafting, negotiating contractual terms with third party suppliers which protect the Company from a commercial and contractual perspective including strategy, risk and mitigation analysis, internal reviews and liaison with all subject matter experts in their various disciplines.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into the company’s transactions.
  • Educate company’s executives as regards legal and risk management issues with regards Contract Documents.
  • Structure third party transactions to be most advantageous to the company from a legal and business perspective.
  • Counsel, advise, and consult company executives based on the accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity.
  • Be responsible for updating, managing and utilizing the Document Management System- the documentation execution process registry for all contracts across the business.
  • Provide practical, business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice to internal clients.
  • Apply innovative problem-solving skills and practical business judgment to minimize risks.
  • Collaborate with and facilitate cross-team decision making among legal, finance and other teams within the business.
  • Develop, assess and negotiate contracts on non-disclosure, consulting, service, consignments, terms and conditions and commercial documents.
  • Ensure consistency of contract terms with company policies and goals.
  • Expedite and review contracts from company’s suppliers, customers and parties.


  • B.L, LL.B from a reputable institution
  • Minimum of 5 years post-bar work experience with at least 3 years in a top-tier commercial law firm.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in handling regulatory matters
  • Analytical and research skills required.
  • Experience negotiating commercial and complex contracts
  • Demonstrate ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid and collegian corporate culture
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results driven environment
  • Ability to draft and close commercial agreements with minimal support from senior staff
  • Ability to think and decide quickly and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills.

Method of Application

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our client.

Interested and qualified? Go to Adker on to apply

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