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Junior Legal Officer at AB Microfinance Bank

AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria is a foreign-owned financial institution, based in Lagos state, which offers a broad range of financial services to micro, small and medium scaled business.Main Responsibilities

Support the department in the co-ordination of land and company searches, liaise with the service providers that carry out these services to ensure speedy delivery and seamless transmission to communication with the Lending team
Receiving and reacting to client’s solicitor‘s letters to understand the Legal impact of the correspondences
As per the advice of the Head of the Legal Department, conduct research on Legal issues especially on the adequacy of various types of securities granted by the bank
Support in the preparation and filing of regulatory returns in compliance with the provision of the Nigeria law, local requirements and regulatory guidelines.
Participate in the negotiation and settlement of disputes if any, between loan client and the Bank.
Ensure proper filing and record keeping of documents and internal registers within the department

Necessary Experience and Knowledge

Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized University
Call to Bar Certificate from the Nigerian Law School
Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience (i.e. Post Call to bar)
Broad knowledge in Nigerian law
Good negotiation and arbitration skills
Knowledge of corporate governance issues
Sound knowledge of MS Office package, database management and record keeping
Ability to work with high level of discretion and confidentiality
Effective and very good communication skills (written and oral)

Soft Skills:

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent team spirit
Problem-solving attitude and skills
High service-orientation

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