Head of Legal (French & English),Gabon based, Excellent package

Expiring today

25 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Multi lingual
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Legal (French & English), Gabon, Excellent package

Location: Gabon

Client Profile:

Origin Multilingual is proud to announce, we are searching for a Head of Legal to join our client's, an Oil Exploration and production company based in Gabon, Africa. It is essential that applicants have both the legal experience as well as the language skills (Fluent in English and French)

Key Purpose:

The Key purpose of the Head of Legal in Gabon is to provide support in a number of corporate, financing, regulatory and compliance related legal issues as well as other legal service functions. You will understand corporate structure and governance and will share responsibility for preparing board minutes, shareholders minutes and consents, and resolutions to support the business for all Gabon entities, as well as liaising with UK counsel for any necessary coordination in UK Board board and shareholders activities.


Gain a deep understanding of the business structure and applicable regulatory requirements
Provide legal assistance where required to do so to meet the business needs
Provide value-added and proactive legal services with respect to increasingly complex legal matters and draft and negotiate increasingly complex legal documents and memoranda
Make timely and appropriate decisions
Identify and evaluate complex alternatives and recommend strategies and courses of action to assigned clients
Work on a variety of diverse legal projects; recommend changes to system and procedures; independent judgement required frequentlyPersonal Specification:

4 to 8 years PQE
Experience in OHADA law
Fluent in both French and English
Must have excellent communication skills, be articulate and confident
Must able to relate at all levels in an organisation
Ability to coordinate project teams depending on moderately complex legal issues
Highly desirable would be experience Energy/Oil and Gas industryPackage:

Basic is dependent on experience but there is a fantastic package in place which includes 35 days holiday, Private Medical & Dental care for you and dependants, expatriate package which includes: accommodation, international schooling for children, Enhanced employer pension contribution and a Performance Bonus

If this sounds like the role for you and would like to find out more please contact Marcus immediately at Origin Multilingual today to begin your application

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