Legal Counsel - Bridgegap Careers

Legal Counsel

Full Time
  • Post Date: May 23, 2019
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 6 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Total is the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company in the world, with 100,000 employees in more than 130 countries worldwide. Our size and performance rank us as one of the top five global oil companies. “We are among the majors that invest the most in exploration. More importantly, our teams are highly motivated. They have a real pioneering spirit we must keep cultivating!”.


Job Description

  • Undertake legal research and provide advisory to relevant departments
  • Provide legal support to the company and its departments via analysis of legal risks and possible impact on potential transactions
  • Provide legal and contractual support to the company’s asset departments
  • Attend court sessions and liaise with external counsel with respect to litigation, arbitration, tax appeals and any other dispute resolution proceedings
  • Provide broad based litigation management support
  • Maintain litigation/property, other records and prepare periodic work reports and updates
  • Serve as company representative and provide legal support during negotiations of any kind, including MOU negotiations with host communities
  • Provide legal support to contract engineers in the adaption of existing contract templates.
  • Provide the company with legal guidance in transactions  with third parties
  • Prepare and draft agreements /contracts, leases and follow through their implementation.
  • Handle routine legal dossiers autonomously, complex legal dossiers with supervision, and participate in negotiations with Company’s partners, contractors and relevant government agencies
  • Provide legal support for treasury operations

Candidate Profile

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures, with emphasis on fiscal and finance matters, commercial issues, labour related matters, interpretation of Nigerian legislation and contractual obligations
  • Prior experience in providing a company with legal guidance in transactions with third parties
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
  • Good organisational, prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Arbitration and mediation skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills