Legal Officer - KPMG



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The role holder at KPMG will provide assistance to minimize and mitigate legal risk, provide legal advice and services to the various departments and the organisation as a whole, ensure corporate governance, and compliance, and manage the organisation’s contractual arrangements regarding drafting, legality, structuring, and that all practices, policies and business activities are in accordance with the laws of Ghana.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the preparation of agreements, legal documents and other documents in relation to the organisation's business
  • Liaise with the relevant regulatory bodies and assist companies that seek to operate in the organisation to acquire relevant licences and permits for their business.
  • Review for compliance purposes, relevant legal documents on oil and gas transactions across upstream and downstream activities by companies that develop and operate within the organisation.
  • Provide advice and legal opinion on all types of agreements with respect to joint ventures, joint venture partners, agents and contractors that will deal with the organisation and ensure compliance with the law.
  • Assist the Manager to negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements
  • Provide legal support to the organisation’s projects
  • Assist the incorporation in documenting related company policies into contracts
  • Monitor legal and regulatory landscape and report on laws, regulations, and guidelines that can affect the activities of the organisation - provide guidance in legislative aspects.
  • Assist in managing legal risks in accordance with the organisation’s objectives
  • Assist in providing legal opinions on various legal issues and legal advice on transactions
  • Research applicable laws and provide recommendations on the legal consequences of business initiatives, and decisions and highlight attendant risks.
  • Monitor and make input into litigation strategy and approach of external solicitors on all ongoing litigation and dispute resolution matters.
  • Follow up on reports with external solicitors on all ongoing litigation and dispute resolution matters.

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Skills & Competency Requirements

  • Experience in a local firm which must include exposure and participation in: Negotiations and drafting of reasonably complex commercial transactions.
  • Litigation Experience is an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of Commercial Law
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Deep knowledge of corporate and regulatory rules and norms
  • Good knowledge of oil and gas industry regulations
  • Strong written and oral communication and analytical skills
  • Exhibiting sound practical judgment and business understanding
  • Discretion when handling confidential information
  • Ability to set priorities and work effectively to meet deadlines

Qualification Required & Experience

Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years progressive/relevant experience with 3 years at a supervisory level

Educational Qualification

  • Degree in Law with a qualifying certificate in law (QCL)
  • Post-Graduate Qualification in Commercial Law and International Commercial Law is an advantage

Location: Accra

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