CredPal is a financial technology company that provides credit cards for consumers to meet their immediate financial needs. We are leveraging technology and the retail industry to provide a modern consumer credit solution for Africa and beyond.

Job Position: Legal Officer

Job Location: Yaba, Lagos

Job Description

  1. The Legal Officer shall be responsible for monitoring and/or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements.
  2. The Legal Officer shall also ensure the company complies with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines as observed in the insurance industry.
  3. Ensures transactions are appropriately negotiated, documented, and implemented, losses arising from litigation are minimized, and legal issues carrying negative reputational consequences are avoided.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducts any primary legal research required for purposes of preparing legal opinions;
  2. Draft a wide variety of legal agreements.
  3. Provide internal advisory services to the business units and departments within the Company.
  4. Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions.
  5. Ensure the development of service level agreements for service support and delivery.
  6. Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
  7. Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  8. Ensure (internal & external) compliance with laid down guidelines, policies, and procedures; investigate issues of non-compliance as may be required.
  9. Review and advice management on the legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  10. Review and draft contracts, agreements, and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
  11. To ensure that legal opinions given on all matters are robust, well researched, and fully protect the overall interest of the Company.
  12. To vet/draft security documents in accordance with approved terms, evaluating critical issues pertaining to security documents and ensuring that they do not contain any irregularity.
  13. Assist the Documentation team when required, including drafting new formats of documentation.
  14. To prepare all litigation cases, ensure proper follow-up and report on the status of new and outstanding cases with proper escalation to Management;
  15. To introduce a prioritization process and turnaround time for all cases referred by the Recovery Department.
  16. To assist in the drafting of answers to plaints with summons and counter affidavits and ensure that, at all times, the interests of the Company are well protected.
  17. To keep up to date with amendments in legislation and advise on their implications for the Company.

Job Requirements

  1. LLB Degree holder.
  2. Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
  3. A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience.
  4. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  5. Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  6. Strong knowledge of corporate law; commit
  7. Legal experience in financial services ideally in handling legal cases, contract negotiation, and drafting with skills in leading a legal team, preferably in the Financial Services Industry.

Application Deadline
30th September, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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