Job Summary

The Legal Manager shall be required to provide legal advice to all departments of the company and ensure legal compliance with internal rules in respect of business decisions, processes, and documentation. The person in this role shall also be responsible for training and communicating to employees, any legal developments that may impact their areas of work. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of outsourced legal partners.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert corporate/ commercial legal advice for the company’s operations.
  • Ensure legal compliance of business decisions, processes, and documentation.
  • Perform due diligence, review various real estate documents, including ground leases and title deeds with a high level of detail.
  • Draft review and track all contracts, agreements, settlements, and other legal instruments as required by the business.
  • Interact with members of the legal department and other internal and external customers to support timely completion of tasks.
  • Prepare correspondence to and from regulatory authorities and attend meetings with regulators, as necessary.
  • Conduct training on American Tower Policies including Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, OFAC and FCPA
  • Review and advise on HR matters.
  • Liaise with external counsel to manage the litigation process.
  • Work hand in hand with the legal and regulatory outsourced partners to ensure that they are providing the services required.



Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of corporate/ commercial law principles
  • Knowledge of land law principles, including title and legal document requirements.
  • Experience in legal document drafting.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 7-8 years minimum call to Ghana Bar, (UK/US Bar Qualification if applicable)
  • Experience corporate law practice an advantage.
  • Litigation experiences an advantage.
  • Ability to work with functional groups and different levels of employees throughout the ATC Ghana organization and American Tower organization to effectively and professionally achieve business results.
  • Strong follow-up skills: ability to organize applicable department timelines and follow up with internal and external customer needs as needed.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed-upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with both internal and external customers and vendors.
  • Self-motivated, able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests as well as collaborating with others to utilize resources and knowledge in identifying high-quality solutions.
  • Apply the skill and knowledge required for the position to produce good quality work.
  • Demonstrate effective time management.

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