General Management Programme
Managing Compliance and Legal Risk
3 weeks
Start Date
August 25

Enron and other local and international corporate scandals, financial collapse, and attacks on corporate reputation could have been averted with proactive and best practice legal risk management. Calamitous legal and reputational penalties to companies, directors, and officers, as well as external advisers, would never have eventuated.  Legal risk is now an integral part of the boardroom agenda, regardless of the size of the organisation. This provides a new challenge for in-house lawyers, who can play a crucial role in ensuring that a risk-aware culture prevails across the organisation. Any successful risk management programme must start within the management and its operations.

 This newly introduced 3-week seminar will give participants the guidance and information necessary to design, install and begin to run a compliance and legal risk management system,  or to review the existing system and put in place further preventive measures to minimise the organisation’s exposure to compliance and legal risk. It will also show participants how to protect in-house clients and interact with regulators, supervisors, and stakeholders.


Key Learning Objectives/ Benefits

  • How to design, install and implement a compliance management framework or your organization
  • How to improve your organizations legal compliances
  • How to deal with the risk of corporate criminal liability in your organization
  • How to install an effective system of legal audit
  • How to reduce legal costs and risk of damages
  • How to assist the Board to institute formal structures to review and manage legal risk
  • How to distinguish between governance, compliance, risk management and ethics
  • How to ensure that a risk-aware culture prevails in your organization


Programme Curriculum

  • Legal Framework of Compliance Law and Management
  • Corporate Criminal liability, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Compliance System, the Manager’s Role and Skill Set
  • Assessing Legal Risks
  • Employee Risks and Reputational Damage
  • Managing Legal Privilege, Privacy and Information Security Risks
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics and  Risk Management
  • Managing Legal Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Legal Costs
  • Managing Environmental, Health and Safety Risks
  • Coordination, Communication and Reporting: Horizontal, Vertical and Regulatory issues
  • Compliance, Regulatory Risks and the Regulators Duties
  • Establishing a Compliance and Risk Management Culture
  • Outlook and Global Perspectives


Target Audience

The programme with  benefit the following groups: 

  • In-house counsel 
  • Heads of legal departments 
  • Compliance officers and managers
  • Risk officers and managers 
  • Senior corporate counsel and advisers 
  • Compliance officers 
  • Company secretaries



  • Prof. Olawale Ajai
  • Ms. Ayotola Jagun
  • Dr. Franklin Ngwu
  • Dr. Udoka Amah
  • Mr Kolapo Omidire

A very rich and rewarding experience comparable to the best practices. A rich program both in theory and in case studies. Very high level faculty with relevant industry experience.”

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