Job: Head, Legal & Compliance At Deep Blue Energy Services Limited

Job: Head, Legal & Compliance At Deep Blue Energy Services Limited
Location: Lagos Island, Nigeria
Job Category: Oil & Gas
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Shift: Day
Duration: 4 weeks
Job Status: Sourcing


To efficiently provide the legal services required by The Group, thereby promoting communication, anticipating risks, reducing liabilities, preventing litigation, defending corporate interests, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, whilst reducing costs of external counsel.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provision of legal advice and guidance in all matters concerning the legal structure and the laws and regulations governing the company, its staff and the conduct of its operations
  • Assumption of the primary responsibility for the operation of the Legal Department and coordination, supervision and development of other lawyers in the Legal Department
  • Provision of legal advice and assistance in the drafting and negotiation of Still Earth commercial agreements
  • Provision of legal advice on structuring of new ventures
  • Prevention and when necessary, defense and settlement of disputes and litigation involving the Group and liaison with and direction of external counsel in this regard
  • Advise and proffer legal opinions to management regarding the legal implications of legal and regulatory changes impacting the business
  • Providing legal advice and support on personnel matters, to include employee grievances and claims.
  • Advising the Group on the corporate structure, compliance with necessary formalities and company law.
  • Representing the Legal Department at Management meetings or at other meetings
  • Organizing and preparing agendas and papers for board meetings, committees and Annual General Meetings (AGMs);
  • Taking minutes, drafting resolutions, lodging required forms and annual returns with Companies House;
  • Following up on actions from meetings.
  • Overseeing policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to the appropriate committee for approval.
  • Maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries.
  • Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders.
  • Contributing to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising members of the legal, governance, accounting and tax implications of proposed policies.
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action;
  • Liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors.
  • Taking responsibility for the health and safety of employees and managing matters related to insurance and property.
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.

QMS, EMS & QH & SMS Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the integration of the OHSMS and EMS requirements into the departmental processes
  • Ensuring effective management of environmental aspects, risks and opportunities and implementation of improvement programs
  • Ensuring that the environmental and occupational health and safety management systems achieves its intended results within department.


  • Law Degree and professional legal qualification and must be called to the Nigerian Bar
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years post call experience, 5 of which must be core experience in senior role in a law firm or commercial oil and gas environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong academic background and capable of applying jurisprudence in real situations
  • Very strong legal contracting skills
  • Influencing, negotiating and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong commercial legal background along with extensive demonstrable negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of the draft Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience of most energy and natural resource laws.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good drafting skills.


  • Gender: Does not matter
  • Age: 25 Years 55 Years
  • Highest Education: Minimum Education University
  • Degree title: LLB
  • Experience: Minimum Experience 10 Year
  • Other experience: Minimum of 10 years post call experience, 5 of which must be core experience in senior role in a law firm or commercial oil and gas environment.
  • Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager).
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