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Job Description

On any day, 2 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future. Great products from our range of more than 400 brands give us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world. When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance the brand they pick is one of ours. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product, and our range of world-leading, household-name brands includes Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo. Trusted local brands designed to meet the specific needs of consumers in their home market include Blue Band, Pureit and Suave. Whatever the brand, wherever it is bought, we’re working to ensure that it plays a part in helping fulfil our purpose as a business – making sustainable living commonplace.

JOB SUMMARY

The role will provide legal support, research , drafting and advisory services to the legal team and the business when required through proactive identification, communication and mitigation of legal risks within the business.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Identifies legal risks and helps the business navigate them, providing legally compliant creative solutions which deliver competitive advantage to the business objectives taking into account compliance, reputation, cost, risk and other consequences.
  2. Advises communications, industrial relations, tax and finance on statutory obligations under the relevant legal Acts and associated legislation and regulations relating to matters such as governance frameworks, share dealing and associated disclosures, directorships, annual accounts, company incorporations, acquisitions, disposals, restructurings.
  3. Development and maintenance of relationships with relevant external contacts (e.g. external lawyers, registrars, regulators, external bodies etc).
  4. Contracts and other legal documents –Review and draft legal contracts and other legal documents generally
  5. Manage records of contracts & other legal documents deposited with Legal department for safekeeping.
  6. Litigation Support – provide support to Unilever representation at court sessions and follow up of external advocates to deliver value for legal fees paid.
  7. Facilitate appropriate legal documentation and witnesses for the litigation process responsible for litigation update reports
  8. Legal review – Facilitate the availability of laws and regulations relevant to company operations research and review laws and regulations regulating the company advisor on all changes to laws and regulations
  9. Services Management/ Rates & Rents – Insurance and licensing manage the company’s lease portfolio alert the relevant functions on expiry of leases and facilitate renewal and termination of leases facilitate payment of rent and rates.
  10. Process Artwork approval
  11. Management of employee staff Loan schemes
  12. Provided support on Company Secretarial responsibilities for the operating entity.
  13. Facilitate notarisation of documents and Affidavits in Court.
  14. Provide other ad hoc legal services as may be required from time to time

KEY SKILLS

  1. A graduate of Law (LL.B)
  2. Undergoing pupillage training with a view to admission to the Bar (Dip KSL)
  3. Certified Public Secretary (CPS) will be an added advantage

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  1. Excellent communication skills (oral & written)
  2. Excellent analytical skills & attentive to details
  3. Outstanding team & Technological skills
  4. Appetite for learning

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