Legal Counsel

Full Time Remote @TeamApt in Legal Email Job
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  • Job ID 5567

Job Description

Who we are

TeamApt is a financial technology company digitizing Africa’s real economy by building a financial ecosystem for businesses, providing them with all the payment, banking, credit, and business management tools they need to succeed.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel that will support TeamApt Limited on legal matters and propose commercially savvy legal solutions for the attainment of its strategic objectives. As a member of the Legal team, you will be responsible for ensuring that TeamApt’s products/services and business operations comply with applicable laws, regulations and industry best practices from a legal standpoint. You will also be required to support TeamApt in litigation management, data privacy, intellectual property protection as well as company secretarial services.

Location: Remote

As a Legal Counsel, you would:

  • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
  • Oversee the defense of legal proceedings on behalf of TeamApt with the assistance of external counsel
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, on and as when
  • Advise on potential litigation matters (civil & criminal) that should be directed to external counsel
  • Liaise with and assist external counsel with regard to their obligations to the company and maintaining an updated litigation schedule of the Company
  • Liaise with law enforcement bodies and/or regulatory authorities
  • Advise on statutory compliances
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the company
  • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications of related laws and regulations governing TeamApt
  • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of internal policies
  • Provide sound and timely legal advice & opinions to the company and make recommendations to the Management of TeamApt as necessary
  • Attend meetings and offer advice as required while taking notes
  • Prepare minutes of meetings attended
  • Liaise and maintain correspondence with the Company Secretary in ensuring timely statutory filings
  • Support the Head of Legal with any other duties as assigned

To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • Bachelor of Laws from an accredited institution
  • Qualifying Certificate from the Nigerian Law School
  • Four (4) to six (6) years proven experience as a legal counsel, with at least three (3) years in the Fintech or Financial Services Sector
  • Experience in drafting/negotiating commercial and technology agreements
  • Ability to interpret regulations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters
  • Good understanding of the Fintech space and applicable laws/regulations
  • Strong research skills

What to expect in the hiring process

  • A preliminary phone call with the recruiter
  • A technical interview with the Hiring Manager
  • A Case Study
  • A behavioural and technical interview with a member of the Executive team
  • All interviews stages are Virtual

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