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Legal Counsel at M-KOPA, Lagos.

  • Full Time
  • Mid-level
  • Onsite
  • Lagos

Website M-KOPA

Job Purpose

Your primary responsibility as a legal counsel would be to ensure M-KOPA’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations while providing legal advice and monitoring all legal aspects of the business. You will offer accurate and timely counsel to executives on multiple legal topics, drafting and solidifying legal documents, managing contractual relationships, assessing and managing legal risks, and ensuring compliance across all our markets.


You will report to the Senior Legal Counsel.


Key Job Functions:

  • Provide accurate and timely counsel to executives on a wide range of legal topics, including regulations, compliance, labor law, partnerships, international ventures, and corporate finance.
  • Draft and finalize agreements, contracts, statements, and other legal documents to safeguard the company’s legal rights.
  • Offer legal counsel in relation to ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international suppliers, distributors, regulators, investors, external counsel, and public authorities.
  • Anticipate and manage legal risks arising from the business strategy and operations, and develop effective defense strategies.
  • Establish internal governance policies and ensure regular compliance monitoring across all M-KOPA markets.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external counsel on litigation, legal advice, and other legal matters.
  • Engage in communication and negotiation with external parties, such as regulators, investors, external counsel, and public authorities, to establish trusted relationships.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and provide proactive advice on potential legal issues.
  • Stay updated on changes in relevant areas of law and contribute to the knowledge base of the company’s legal function.


Skills, Experience, and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Admitted to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • 3+ years experience as a legal counsel or in a similar role, with a focus on commercial law and contracts.
  • Sound knowledge of legal principles and practices, including regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Strong drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues and provide practical solutions.
  • Experience in managing contractual relationships with suppliers, distributors, and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the legal landscape in domestic and international markets.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Good skills in organizational and time management.
  • Proactive and detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in legal research and the use of relevant legal databases.
  • Knowledge of the energy or renewable energy industry is desirable but not required.


What’s in it for you:

  • Good Compensation Package
  • Group Life cover
  • Bonus
  • Annual Leave


M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.


M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

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