Senior Associate, Transaction Legal

March 7, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Infrastructure Credit Guarantee (InfraCredit)

Infrastructure Credit Guarantee (InfraCredit) is a ‘AAA’ rated specialized infrastructure credit guarantee institution backed by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, GuarantCo and InfraCo Africa (Private Infrastructure Development Group companies), KfW Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation and African Development Bank to provide local currency guarantees and mobilize long term debt financing for infrastructure in Nigeria.
InfraCredit’s guarantees act as a catalyst to attract domestic credit from pension funds, insurance firms and other longterm investors into credit-worthy infrastructure projects, thereby deepening the Nigerian debt capital markets. InfraCredit operates in Nigeria on a commercial basis with private sector governance and mainly supports brownfield operating infrastructure companies. InfraCredit maintains the highest domestic financial strength ratings accorded to any financial institution by Agusto & Co. and Global Credit Ratings Co., the two leading domestic credit rating agencies.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Senior Associate, Transaction Legal
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time
Report To: Senior Transaction Legal Counsel
Job Summary

Responsible for providing in-house legal services, liaise with the company’s retained external law firm and assist the company in attaining its commercial/strategic business objectives.
Support legal, structuring, negotiating and review of transaction documents with clients and external counsel and counterparties.

Job Responsibilities
The resource person will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

Provide support in ensuring the company operates within the law at all times and limit the company’s exposure to legal risks
Liaise with the external legal counsel in drafting of Investment Agreements & Transaction Agreements
Drafting and negotiating mandate letters, NDAs, transaction agreements (Guarantee Deed, Recourse Agreement, Security Deed) and other documents associated with dealing with clients and counterparties
Supporting the Origination & Structuring Team in due diligence on prospective clients and deals, and structuring, negotiating and review of financing transaction documents with clients and external counsel
Provide any other type of legal support (including but not limited to legal opinions, consultation, commenting and/or negotiation of documents of a legal nature) which may be required from time to time as expected on transactions
Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and taking appropriate action
Ensure that all transactions within the division comply with InfraCredit’s applicable legal risk policies.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, must be called to Bar. Post graduate Degrees are an added advantage
5 – 7 years of relevant legal experience.
Familiarity with guidelines and regulations governing the debt securities, investment regulation and credit transactions
Excellent analytical and structuring know-how skills, good understanding of guarantee products, capital markets and its financial instruments
Very strong alignment with InfraCredit’s core value system – Innovation, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
Good understanding of the legal environment as it affects commercial transactions in the capital market space.
Detail oriented and articulate.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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