Associate – IPT & EGM

TITLE: Associate – Intellectual Property, Technology and Global Mobility (IPT & EGM)


Client Delivery:

  • Creates and delivers sustainable, high quality client service.
  • Considers client’s wider business objectives and works effectively as part of a team.
  • Has the confidence and knowledge to deal directly with clients.
  • Keeps up to date with legal and business developments that may affect client matters or sectors

Client Development:

  • Understands and uses the principles of effective selling
  • Identifies new opportunities for instructions (within IPT & EGM practice groups and with other groups)
  • Identifies opportunities in own area of specialism and market them to clients and targets
  • Actively maintains relationships with internal and external clients
  • Actively participates in BD and marketing initiatives of IPT & EGM practice groups, relevant sectors and the firm
  • Looks for ways to develop own reputation
  • in area of practice
  • Has a reputation for excellence, and a specific expertise recognised internally and externally.
  • Actively contributes to professional bodies, publications and other activities


  • Demonstrates personal leadership and contribution to the firm’s values
  • Supports change initiatives and focuses on team performance
  • Guides and coaches others in their development
  • Supervises delegated work assignments, to ensure quality final product and to foster development of others.
  • Provides direct feedback and is constructive in identifying areas for improvement in junior colleagues.
  • Supports and contributes to all of the firm’s people processes


  • Demonstrates high level technical skills, operating day to day with little need of technical supervision
  • Solves day-to-day issues independently, escalating to partner level where necessary
  • Manages projects and matters effectively, ensuring delivery on promises to client on time
  • Understands risk processes as they affect clients and matters
  • Leads transaction and matter practices and processes

Financial Performance:

  • Manages own utilisation and understands team profitability KPIs
  • Works, and delegates work, in a manner mindful of profitability and budgets
  • Demonstrates commercial judgment when accepting work from a client
  • Complies with time recording policy
  • Keeps up to date on the financial performance of the IPT & EGM practice groups, and is able to provide commercially sound fee estimates and cost updates.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and/or Call to the Nigerian Bar (BL) is an advantage.
  • Candidate should work or have worked in the Intellectual Property Technology and/or Employment Global Mobility “IPT or EGM” practice areas and or has a keen interest in any of these areas.
  • Candidate should possess great people management skills in leading and or managing teams and projects.
  • Candidate should have good financial skills and be experienced in own’s areas of practice
  • Age bracket: in their 30s


Confident, energetic, articulate and hardworking team player with a desire to excel and a passion for the work. A strong work ethic with a positive, ‘get-it done’ attitude. Honesty, integrity and commitment to the common goals and values of the Firm.