Vacancy: Legal Counsel - Interswitch - Closing October 27, 2021

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Vacancy: Legal Counsel - Interswitch - Closing October 27, 2021

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Legal Counsel

To handle legal tasks concerning the Interswitch group covering contracts review, intellectual property protection, litigation management, engagement with law enforcement authorities and other tasks as advised by the Senior Legal Counsel or the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.


Attending to assigned legal tasks within agreed OLAs

Processing payments to External Solicitors as agreed in engagement letters to ensure non-interruption of external legal services and prevent reputational risks

Implementing approved intellectual property protection strategies and litigation strategies
Engaging law enforcement authorities concerning criminal matters to ensure the Group’s interest is covered

Preparing monthly and board reports covering legal activities for the defined period

Engaging Company Secretaries for execution of agreements, board resolutions and CAC filings
Covering Board Committee Meetings

Review legal rights and obligations arising from the Company’s relationships with group companies and third parties Legal risk management

Contract management

Business Continuity Management

Dispute resolution and dispute avoidance

Collaborate with management to devise efficient defence strategies

Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc
), creating relations of trust

Review drafts and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces

Provide clarification on legal language or requirements to internal stakeholders

Conduct work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation and provide legal opinion on such legislations where necessary

Prepare Board Committee minutes and follow up on reports for Board Committee meetings
Decisions expected from Role

Assign tasks to Team Members in absence of Senior Legal Counsel

Initiate the process of payments to Solicitors in accordance with agreed fee structure

Negotiate deviations from standard contract provisions

Recommend external counsel for engagement
Major Challenges

Negotiating contracting terms with counterparties across various jurisdictions for ever evolving technology/infrastructure solutions and services

Dealing with novel situations like drafting contracts for novel products, applying existing regulation and providing legal advisory for novel products

Clarifying cyber and electronic crime to law enforcement to pursue recovery

Displaying versatility in providing legal services across the Interswitch group business lines and subsidiaries

First degree in Law from an accredited university
Certificate of call to the Nigerian Bar

Any other relevant qualification is a plus
A qualified lawyer with up to 5 years legal experience in corporate and commercial transactions

In-house Lawyers with technology companies, or practice lawyers with experience in the technology space would be highly considered

Group Legal & Compliance

Lagos Office | Permanent

October 27, 2021

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