Posted: 13/Apr/2019

Brookstone is a full-service real estate development company. We specialize in the entire lifecycle of a real estate project commencing with site acquisition, conceptualization, leasing/sales, securing financing and construction management to delivery and facilities management.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: In House Commercial Lawyer

Location: Lagos

Department: Corporate & Commercial

Supervisor: Managing Partner

Job Summary
Actively engaged and assisting in providing Corporate & Commercial advisory services including negotiation and contract management, client management, networking and business development.

Your practice will focus mainly on Real Estate Capital Markets; Intellectual Property.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Understand and interpret Capital Market Rules, Codes and Regulations. Proffer advice on Project and Asset finance transactions as well as Capital Market transactions.

Draft, review, negotiate and interpret complex commercial agreements in support of a broad spectrum of business initiatives under the supervision of Senior Associate(s) and/or the Managing Partner.

Actively engage in transactional, joint venture, diligence reviews, document preparation and negotiations, ensuring compliance with applicable national and international laws and regulations.

Proffer legal opinions and draft agreements with minimal supervision, draft and review Finance and security documentation.

Maintain an active network of Industry contacts, including trade associations, regulators and public authorities.

Responsible for managing the Company’s Intellectual Property portfolio and liaising with relevant IP Agents at the various Registries to ensure regular status reports on clients IPR’s are effectively monitored and clients kept informed.

Thorough knowledge and experience of engineering and real estate development contracts, and other related collaboration agreements.

Demonstrable negotiation skills and utilizing technical/ business and legal information with the ability to achieve the desired outcome.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective client relationships whilst managing multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to ensure harmonious working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Ensures billing responsibilities are discharged properly and in a timely manner.

Provide mentorship to juniors and work as a team with other Associates.

Fulfill other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by the Managing Partners.

Qualification and Other Attributes
A good academic qualification Degree from a recognized university and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. 

Relevant post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.

Minimum of 6+ years’ post qualification active experience in real estate and corporate commercial engagements, capable of drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements.

A level of interpersonal skills sufficient to enable the post holder to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships, with senior contacts both internal and external.

Highly focused commercial approach to business in addition to legal flair.

Concise and precise drafting skills.

Good eye for detail and effective time-management.

The ability to remain confident and assured in difficult circumstances, and to possess the resilience and stamina to sustain performance, particularly when under pressure.

The ability to keep abreast of professional, legal, technological and working practice changes and to impart such knowledge as necessary.

Essential Requirements
The applicant must have experience in:

Real estate acquisitions / dispositions, inclusive of JV agreements; sales/lease agreements

property searches

Service agreements for Development Management, design consultation, Finance Management, and construction management

Contractors negotiation

Raising capital

Deal structuring

Principle investing

Dispute resolution

Company Secretary counsel

General office functions; employment contracts, Lagos State liaison, etc.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV to:

Only those selected follow up will be contacted.
Females are strongly advised to apply.