Legal and Governance Officer

Heirs Holdings Ltd

The Legal and Governance Officer will join the Legal team of Heirs Holdings Limited to provide legal and company secretarial support to the Legal Adviser/Company Secretary with particular focus on driving corporate and subsidiary governance at Heirs Holdings and also providing legal advisory support, company secretarial support and regulatory compliance support as part of the wider Legal. Governance & Compliance team. The services provided will cut across various sectors including financial services, real estate, oil and gas, power, hospitality, healthcare and philanthropy.


  • Providing corporate governance and subsidiary governance support to Heirs Holdings in order to ensure proper and seamless governance and protection of its investments in accordance with best practices.
  • Keep up to date on all applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines including keeping track of any proposed changes, updates, repeals and re-enactments relating thereto and advising the relevant business function or investee company as appropriate. Providing summaries on proposed enactments or changes to applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines and keeping abreast of and timely notification of applicable legislative processes including town hall meetings, bill passages, etc.
  • Providing company secretarial and administrative support with respect to management meetings, board meetings, board committee meetings of Heirs Holdings and supported businesses, including assisting to prepare the board packs and follow up with relevant functions as required, assisting to prepare notices, take and draft minutes as assigned.
  • Providing company secretarial support with respect to the keeping and managing of corporate records of Heirs Holdings and supported investee companies, including preparing required corporate forms and resolutions for filing at the CAC, obtaining required signatures, keeping the corporate registers up to date and providing all such other assistance as may be required.
  • Maintain internal legal registers and dashboards relating to contracts, applicable laws and regulations, litigation, investments, governance and manage the legal document management and filing system
  • Providing legal advice on a wide range of legal matters related to Heirs Holding’s operations and businesses and providing legal assistance with respect to drafting of Heirs Holding’s legal contracts in order to reduce Heirs Holdings risks and liabilities and adequately protect its interests.
  • Carry out and assist to carry out appropriate due diligence required for potential partners and on potential transactions and highlight issues that may affect Heirs Holdings and its investments
  • Manage litigation and property portfolio of Heirs Holdings and supported investee companies.
  • Carry out research and keep abreast with current international legal practices in order to properly advise and protect Heirs Holdings and the Group

Qualification/Experience Requirement(s):

  • A university Degree in law with a minimum qualification of second class upper.
  • Must have been called to the Nigerian Bar with a minimum qualification of second class upper.
  • Experience of between 5 to 7 years with strengths in legal advisory/company secretarial roles or general business advisory.
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) or Nigerian equivalent (ICSAN) an added advantage.


Job ID


Job Title

Legal and Governance Officer


Heirs Holdings Ltd


Ikoyi Lagos


Subsidiary Governance

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Job Type

Full Time

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Preferred Years of Experience


Application Deadline

-276 day(s)