Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) is one of the worlds leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries conducting business worldwide including Nigeria. We hereby invite applications for employment, in the position specified below from qualified candidates:
Job Title: Attorney
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Overview and Description
The successful candidate for this position will work in the Legal Department and provide day-to-day advice to clients on a broad range of legal and commercial matters, be involved in negotiations and legal drafting as well as support the litigation portfolio.
– Receives and reviews judicial and arbitral processes on behalf of CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria.
– Develops the preliminary assessments on litigation and arbitration involving CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria, and, on the strength of these assessments, makes recommendations for assignment of the matters to outside counsel.
– Develops and refines the case plans for the defense of CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria and obtains the requisite approvals for these case plans, working with more senior attorneys, Upstream (Corp.) Litigation, external counsel and business owners.
– Identifies potential witnesses and works with the internal team, the witnesses and outside counsel, to develop witness statements, file witness depositions in court and conduct pre-trial conferences to prepare witnesses for trial testimony.
– Works with internal teams, external counsel and business owners to develop requisite court processes to be filed in court in defense of lawsuits involving CNL and other Chevron entities in Nigeria.
– Monitors case progress to conclusion.
– Receives, reviews and responds to claims and demand letters.
Negotiation and Review of Agreements:
– Provides legal support for the drafting, review and negotiation of various types of agreements and other legal documents including: crude handling and crude lifting agreements, farm out agreements, collateral responsibility agreements, agreements for the provision of security services, pipeline and facility surveillance program agreements, memoranda of understanding, waivers, indemnities, undertakings, confidentiality agreements, etc.
Legal Advisory Services and Legal Support:
– Reviews company publications, holding statements and other press releases and presentations to be made by various persons and departments within CNL and other CVX entities in Nigeria.
– Tracks and reviews legislative bills to identify areas of likely impact on Chevron’s operations and the oil and gas industry at large.
– Reviews environmental and other monitoring reports to ensure consistency with Corp. Guidelines and applicable local laws and regulations.
– Provides other ad hoc legal support as required.
Investigations: Participates, as a representative of NMA Law on multi-functional investigation teams set up to investigate alleged violations of company policies.
– Regularly prepares various reports for different internal and external audiences such as NMA Law Management, Upstream Litigation, other recipient CVX organizations, CNL’s JV partner (NNPC-NAPIMS), etc.
– Critical Selection Criteria
Job Knowledge and Technical Proficiency:
– Ability to confer with subject matter experts, confidently engage decision makers on legal issues in routine and non-routine projects, assess risks, benefits, considerations, and proffer advice.
– Demonstrated negotiation skills.
– Basic understanding of project management
– Proficient in the application of principles of contract law and drafting.
– Ability to review and draft routine and non-routine agreements.
– Demonstrated expertise in a variety routine and non-routine projects
Litigation or Representation:
– Proficient in the application of principles of litigation and key legal issues relating to claims.
– Provide litigation support and manage litigation portfolio.
Leadership and Communication skills:
– Ability to serve in a leadership role in vendor/partner relationships, on industry committees etc.
– Capacity to work across organizational boundaries and is able to influence outcomes and get results. – Proactively seeks opportunities and is able to effectively prioritize gaps.
– Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to engage, instruct and supervise outside counsel as necessary to facilitate the achievement of business objectives. Teamwork:
Fosters cooperation on work teams.
– Collaborates across organizational boundaries
– Willingly shares knowledge and seeks to learn from others.
– Ability to handle a variety of assignments for multiple customers.
Industry/Business Knowledge and Customer Relationships:
– Demonstrated sound understanding of oil and gas industry and Chevron businesses.
– Fosters client relationships to support client business objectives.
– Developed a fundamental understanding of technical principles within business unit operating environment and how to interface with supporting disciplines.
MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
6 year(s) MIN QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s Degree/HND
Bachelor of Laws Degree (Ll.B) – Minimum of Second Class Honours, Upper Division.
Barrister at Law (B.L.) from the Nigerian Law School – Minimum of Second Class Honours, Upper Division.
Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
Six (6) to 8 years post call to the Nigerian Bar
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Use this link to apply online
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Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)
Chevron is the third-largest oil producer in Nigeria and one of its largest investors, spending more than $3 billion annually. In Nigeria, we do business through our subsidiary Chevron Nigeria Limited. The company operates under a joint-venture arrangement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and has assets on land, swamp and near-offshore concessions covering approximately 2.2 million acres (8,900 sq km) in the Niger Delta region.
Chevron also has extensive interests in deepwater Nigeria. The Agbami Field is one of Nigeria’s largest deepwater discoveries. The company also has an interest in another deepwater development, the Usan project. Chevron provides career opportunities for Nigerians hired as employees and workers who are under contract.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way—by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. We are involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.
We explore for, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power and produce geothermal energy; provide renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and develop the energy resources of the future, including research into advanced biofuels.
We trace our beginnings to an 1879 oil discovery at Pico Canyon, north of Los Angeles, which led to the formation of the Pacific Coast Oil Co. That company later became Standard Oil Co. of California and, subsequently, Chevron. We took on the name Chevron when we acquired Gulf Oil Corporation in 1984, which nearly doubled our worldwide proved crude oil and natural gas reserves.
Our merger with Gulf was then the largest in U.S. history. Another major branch of the family tree is The Texas Fuel Company, formed in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901. It later became known as The Texas Company and, eventually, Texaco. In 2001, our two companies merged. The acquisition of Unocal Corporation in 2005 strengthened Chevron’s position as an energy industry leader, increasing our crude oil and natural gas assets around the world.
Our diverse and highly skilled global workforce consists of approximately 61,900 employees, including more than 3,600 service station employees. In 2012, Chevron’s average net production was 2.61 million barrels of oil-equivalent per day. About 75 percent of that production occurred outside the United States.
Chevron had a global refining capacity of 1.95 million barrels of oil per day at the end of 2012. Our marketing network supports retail outlets on six continents. And we have invested in 11 power-generating facilities in the United States and Asia.