Chief Legal Officer at Cumbrian Consult Limited

Cumbrian Consult Limited - Our Client, one of Nigeria's leading players in the Real Estate, Construction, Security and Facility Management sectors of the economy. Headquartered in Lagos but with rapidly expanding investment footprints and business offices across the country, our client is pushing boundaries of accomplishments in the provision of high quality, affordable housing, first-class residential estates, luxury high-rise apartments, facility management and professional security services.

Job Title: Chief Legal Officer


  • The ideal candidate is an attorney with impeccable credentials and experience in all legal issues related to legal expertise in construction, facility management and real estate transactions, from the negotiation of land sales and permit processes to overseeing rental agreements and relations with authorities and clients.


  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on all legal implications of all matters.
  • Lead corporate strategic and tactical design, implementation and management of legal initiatives for the company.
  • Oversee all contracts, notary requirements, permits - any and all legal issues related to the acquisition and rental of properties/projects including divestitures and joint ventures.
  • Judge the merits of all court cases filed against or on behalf of the company and work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defence and approve settlement of dispute where warranted.
  • Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable SEC et al. laws and regulations
  • Structure and manage the company's internal legal function and staff
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside council
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company's finance including assessing current and future business structure and legal entities
  • Provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation.


  • Demonstrates an impeccable knowledge and understanding of Nigerian law, particularly as it pertains to real estate
  • Acts as a trouble shooter, one who is self-directed and pro-active
  • Possess superb written, oral and presentation communication skills
  • Possesses leadership and management skills with the charisma and dynamism to both lead and work within a team environment
  • Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with board of directors
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing litigation cases
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”


  • Candidates should possess L.L.B, L.L.M.
  • At least 10 years work experience.

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
4th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to:

Note: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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