British American Tobacco in Nigeria Job Vacancy for Legal Counsel CEMAC-Lagos

Job purpose and key deliverables British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our team in Nigeria.

The role will provide legal advice for 10 markets in West Africa with: Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Ghana, Chad, CAR, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia constitute of 6 actives markets and 3 legal entities.
As a legal adviser in the function, the role will contribute towards planning and shaping the Legal functional strategy and policies to meet the needs of BAT’s West Africa Markets business.
To drive implementation of functional Legal strategy and initiatives across CEMAC and WAC clusters and ensure proactive and timely delivery of legal services to BAT’s operations within these Clusters.
In addition the role is responsible to ensure provision of effective company secretarial services to BAT Ghana, BAT Cameroon and BAT Gabon with emphasis on compliance to corporate governance principles.
The role will assess legal challenges that go along with any Clusters initiatives and proposed legal response to it.
Essential requirements
Candidates should have a recognised Civil law qualification through a reputable academic institution
At least 5 years experience in a private legal practice and 3 years experience in a corporate environment
Thorough knowledge of the workings of trade blocks
Strong negotiation and drafting skills
Knowledge of French and French based law are key to this role
Good english language level
Good understanding of common law system
Desirable requirements Fully bilingual candidate with a good knowledge of common law system will be an advantage.
Working at BAT British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
Employing company British American Tobacco Cameroon Sarl
Deadline  Date 12-May-2017