Request for Proposal (RFP) at the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)

Posted by Future on Wed 13th Oct, 2021 -

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) invites interested and competent law firms with proven experience in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution and litigation mechanisms to tender RFP documents for the following works:

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is an international organization with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria with the mission to foster the development of the insurance and reinsurance industry in Africa; to promote the growth of national, regional and subregional underwriting and retention capacities and to support the African economic development.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Engagement of a Law Firm to Provide Legal Advisory Services to the African Reinsurance Corporation (AFRICA RE)

Africa Re is seeking to recruit a Law Firm to provide Legal Advisory services. It is pertinent to note that Africa Re is engaged in diverse international / cross border insurance and business transactions. Hence, legal, regulatory and statutory compliance requirements can frequently have a multi-jurisdictional outlook. 

It is therefore imperative for the law firm to have strong legal experience in cross border corporate and financial matters in Africa and outside Africa, with proven experience in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution and litigation mechanisms.

Scope of Work
Accordingly, Africa Re is desirous of engaging the law firm to render legal services, and specifically to:
  • Advise, defend and conduct dispute resolution actions (litigation, negotiation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation) in insurance and / or reinsurance cases.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate agreements and contracts with vendors, suppliers, lessees/lessors, consultants and other business partners.
  • Advise on corporate and tax-exempt organization legal issues.
  • Advise on individual labour and employment matters.
  • Advise on company law and insurance law.
  • Review personnel, fiscal and other policies, as well as corporate by-laws.
  • Attend Board of Directors and Committee meetings when required on a temporary basis.
  • Advise on government grant and contract issues.
  • Assist in dispute resolution (including litigation, negotiation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation).
  • Pay particular attention to changes in legislation and regulatory regime, judicial pronouncements impacting Africa Re operations.
  • Advise on responses to subpoenas, court orders and requests for information from third parties.
  • Defend lawsuits, administrative claims, or other legal claims.
  • Conduct litigation as necessary.
  • Other legal services as needed.
Application Closing Date
30th October, 2021.

Submission of Documents
All proposals and documents should be addressed and delivered to:
The Corporate Secretary,
African Reinsurance Corporation,
Plot 1679 Karimu kotun Street, Victoria Island,
PMB 12765,
Lagos State.

Attention: Mr. Roger Bong

The subject of the email should read "Engagement of a Law Firm to provide Legal Advisory Services to the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)" and the submission should be addressed to:

  • Clarifications can be requested by e-mail only, up to three (3) business days before the date of submission of the proposal, using the Corporation's address indicated below. 
  • Any proposal received by Africa Re after the submission deadline shall not be considered. 
For more clarifications, please Click Here (PDF).