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Date Posted

May 18, 2015


Cardinal Stone

Job Title

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser At Cardinal Stone

Job Type



We are a non-bank financial institution, providing services in Financial Advisory, Capital Raising, Investment Management and Share Registration to a diverse base of investors and business owners with strong interest in Nigeria and the broader West African economic region. We are registered by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission to operate as an Issuing House, Fund Manager, Broker/Dealer and Registrar.

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

Job Specification

  • Organise, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs)
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and advise management on appropriate action
  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements
  • Ensure that legal documents and other contractual documents relating to the Company’s affairs are effectively drafted, reviewed, interpreted, and vetted. Manage records of contracts & other legal documents deposited with the Legal department for safekeeping
  • Advise in-house business divisions on a broad range of legal or regulatory issues on specific projects
  • Liaise with external counsel, when necessary


  • An LLB degree in Law from a recognised university
  • Must be a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and other relevant professional bodies
  • 4 - 6 years working experience post call to bar
  • Must have a good knowledge of the workings of the Corporate Affairs Commission, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Capital market experience is an advantage


General Competencies

The candidate must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – candidates must be approachable and constructive
  • An ability to balance priorities and coordinate work effectively in order to meet deadlines and deal with high workload, together with a willingness to be flexible
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to grasp new and complex concepts and areas of

law quickly and accurately


  • Attentive to detail and highly organized

Year of Experience

5-10 year


Date Available



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