Osibogun and Partners is a legal practice that helps individuals, corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We strive to provide an approach to service that is aligned with the concerns and priorities of our clients, and to deliver exceptional value and support throughout our relationships with our clients. To ensure we meet these standards we define formally within our firm values that we believe must be the basis for our attitudes and behavior at all times. These values form an important part of our regular performance appraisal of our lawyers.Job Description
To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research aligned with the firm's practice areas.
To represent clients in court, draft and review court processes and legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal matters.
To make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the firm.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
Explain the law and give legal advice.
Protecting the Firm’s interests by ensuring due diligence
Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
Manage regulatory and compliance-related services.
Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
Prepare pleadings, notices and make appearances in court
Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience Required
A Degree in Law with at least 2.1
Must be called to the Nigeria Bar with at least 2.2
With 5-10 consecutive years of active experience in legal practice.
Ability to act as project leader on major research projects
Good oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality
Experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal documents.
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills.
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements
Role is based in Lagos.
Responsibilities and job description may be refined with changing business needs.
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