Andela Corporate Counsel Jobs in Nigeria

Andela Corporate Counsel Jobs in Nigeria



Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers.


Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.


The Corporate Counsel will be an experienced generalist reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel.


This role provides, in a consultative approach, legal guidance to internal clients at various levels in the corporation.


Responsibilities


  • Advising senior management and business partners on all aspects of commercial transactions.
  • Negotiating and drafting M&A transactions.
  • Support Andela’s sales organization (new sales and partner experience).
  • Working on financing transactions, including an initial public offering.
  • Intellectual curiosity to gain a deep understanding of regulations impacting the business and the ability to translate that understanding into actionable guidance for the business teams.
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts--large and small.
  • Advising on the business terms of established commercial agreements.
  • Creating and revising applicable terms and conditions.
  • Advising and assisting partner experience team to resolve customer concerns.
  • Managing corporate governance, including board and shareholder materials.
  • Reviewing advertising and marketing materials, website content and press releases to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Creating and implementing corporate policies.
  • Drafting/reviewing incentive compensation plans.
  • Advising on employment law matters, including disputes with competitors regarding non-compete and non-solicit agreements.
  • Advising on intellectual property matters, including proactive cease and desist demands.


    Requirements


  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience
    Prior experience as a company-side corporate lawyer at a law firm
  • Prior in-house experience is preferred, and some experience with employment law and international law would be ideal.
  • Law Degree
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in contract negotiations. Easygoing negotiating
    style is a must.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to get things done quickly without sweating the small stuff.
  • Business savvy and customer-service oriented approach to facilitate achievement of business objectives.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also to accept direction from the Deputy General Counsel.
  • Collegian style, team player with excellent independent judgment.
  • Superior contract drafting skills–understand the “power of the pen.”
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and listening) skills.


    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th January, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; Andela Corporate Counsel Jobs in Nigeria


    Note:


  • This is a temporary position that would last through the length of this specific project.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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