UAC of Nigeria Plc. is a leading private sector enterprise with active participation in the development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC’s operations span the animal feeds, packaged foods, real estate, paints and logistics sectors of the economy. We are committed to building and developing our people towards realizing their full potentials.
We are recruiting suitable canddiates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Vice President, Legal
Job type: Full-time
Objective / Purpose of Job
Providing timely, functional, relevant and effective support to the Company Secretary/Group General Counsel.
Support the Company Secretary/Group General Counsel in the statutory obligations of UACN as they relate to the NGX Regulation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, the Corporate Affairs Commission and other relevant regulators.
Support the Company Secretary/Group General Counsel in managing relationships with shareholders and other relevant stakeholders that the Legal department deals with on a day-to-day basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Company Secretary/Group General Counsel in ensuring all contractual relationships between UACN Group companies and counterparties are properly captured in written agreements.
Under the supervision of the Company Secretary/Group General Counsel, prepare and review contracts, legal documentation, memoranda of understanding, and similar documents between any of the UACN Group companies and counterparties. Ensure such legal documentation are devoid of errors.
In consultation with the Company Secretary, ensure all statutory filings required to be made to the NGX Regulation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, the Corporate Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Interior, and the Nigerian Immigration Service are rendered as at when due, in respect of UACN and other relevant UACN Group companies.
Assist the Company Secretary in providing effective company secretarial services to UACN and other companies within the UACN Group, as applicable.
Assist the Company Secretary in properly planning and coordinating UACN Group companies’ Annual General Meeting and other general meetings.
Oversee the payment of NGX listing fees, CSCS depositary fees, SEC Proxy form fees, FRCN levy and any other regulatory required fees.
Proactively manage the Group’s litigation portfolio and follow-up with external lawyers handling same for effective monitoring. Ensure all litigation files are updated with all processes drafted and filed in connection with every case.
Proactively manage the Group’s Intellectual Property portfolio and follow up with trademark attorneys handling same for effective monitoring. Ensure an updated trademark schedule is maintained.
Proactively manage the UACN’s Property portfolio, ensuring valid and subsisting titles, tenancies, and leases.
Education and Years of Experience
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Barrister of Laws (BL)
Master of Law (LLM)
Associate, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)
Minimum of 10 years post-call functional legal and company secretarial experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
Proactive and ability to work independently
Legal research skills, legal drafting skills, attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, people management and relationship skills, meeting planning
Enhanced level of organization
Ability to balance legal and commercial situations