Legal Counsel – West Africa at Bolt Nigeria

Bolt (formally Taxify) is one of the fastest growing startups in the world with over 30M happy customers in 30+ countries, from Europe to Mexico to Africa. We’re building a ride-hailing app to connect millions of riders and drivers around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel – West Africa

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Category: Business Operations

Job Summary

  • We are looking to hire Legal Counsel in West Africa to provide legal advice to the country teams of Bolt in West Africa.
  • You will use strong business acumen and pragmatism to assist with contracting while assessing and mitigating the legal and compliance risks of Bolt.
  • You will thrive in an international business working environment in which Bolt is building the future of mobility and tech-enabled services that are moving society forward.

Job Description

Your daily adventures will include:

  • Day-to-day legal advice to internal stakeholders such as product, business development, tax, advertising, and local sales teams
  • Coordinate advice with cross-functional stakeholders, including members of the tax and public policy teams
  • Develop proactive and pragmatic legal solutions with the country teams to stay ahead of the curve
  • Review agreements to provide advice consistent with legal and regulatory obligations of Bolt in West Africa
  • Stay up to date with legislative developments, anticipate legal and commercial risks and advise and assist the business to prepare for them
  • Draft and negotiate various agreements
  • Manage and coordinate external legal support

Requirements

We are looking for:

  • You have completed a legal qualification from a reputable law school
  • You have at least 4 years of experience, preferably at a law firm or an international company
  • Your work experience includes legal support to tech-enabled products in a multitude of jurisdictions
  • You are excellent at legal drafting
  • You are at home with privacy, employment, consumer protection and legal aspects of the gig economy
  • You keep things simple
  • You are an analytical thinker who loves to solve problems

Benefits

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Your daily duties will have a meaningful impact on millions of people all over the world.
  • You’ll be surrounded by the most friendly, supportive colleagues you can imagine.
  • We don’t care where you work from, as long as you get the job done!
  • As we grow, so will you! Bolt’s fast-paced, challenging environment offers you great opportunities for professional development.
  • You’ll always be kept informed. Our bi-weekly All Hands meetings bring our global teams together, ensuring we’re all up to speed and moving forward as one.
  • Switching off is important! We have fridges full of refreshments, sports compensation, table tennis, Playstation and loads more…

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

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