Legal Counsel

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CA Global is hiring a Legal Counsel.

Job Description

Our client, a large-scale petroleum distribution company in the Western African region, is seeking and experienced law professional who will work as Legal Counsel at their base in the region.


  • Accurate regulation and applicable law – As a fundamental basis of the legal function contribution, the applicable rules need to be perfectly accurate and updated and a constant legal intelligence maintained.
    Corporate – Corporate compliance is the main requirement for accreditation by local authorities.
  • Drafting and review – Review all agreements to be signed by the General Administrator to ensure protection, contractual balance, and alignment with internal rules.
  • Legal Advice – Provide the General Administrator, the managers, and other colleagues with appropriate answer to their concern.
  • Litigation cases – Assess the situation and set up an amicable agreement whenever possible. Build a strong file when the case is brought before the Court by collecting and selecting internal documentation and arguments.
  • Leases and rents – Monitor the leases and rents schedule. Aid with new lease or renewal negotiation and setting up.
  • Registration – Monitor the registration of any document when legally required (contracts, decisions, minutes, etc.)
  • Law costs – Reduce as much as possible the law costs by evaluating the right needs as for judiciary assistance and external advice.
  • Reporting – General and special reports on the litigation cases, quarterly and whenever requested.
  • Filing – Ensure a perfect filing of critical documents, in accordance with internal policies.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Post-graduate degree in law.
  • Minimum of 5 years post call experience acquired from a well-established law firm serving international corporate clients or abroad or acquired from a reputable private company.
  • French and English fluency a must.
  • Computer skills essential (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to carry out legal research and analysis.
  • Ability to issue (written or oral) clear and concise legal advice.
  • Ability to draft contracts and legal or administrative documents.
  • Ability to settle a litigation.
  • Persuasive skills essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Benefits and Contractual information:

Open term contract, upon successful completion of probation period.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Mitchill Wernich at

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Closing date : 23 September 2021.

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