# Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety
of commercial contracts (local and cross-border):
Professional services agreements aka engagement
agreements (standalone, MSA and cross-border MSAs),
SOWs, consortium and teaming agreements, subcontracts,
NDAs, release and reliance letters (in a transactions
context), employment contracts, vendor agreements,
software licensing and software implementation
# Engage in negotiations with client's counsels
(clients may be from any industry and any jurisdiction
Indian as well as overseas).
# Negotiation of cross-border engagements, involving
frequent liaison and coordination with global
commercial management and EMEIA legal teams, as
well as legal counsels in other jurisdictions.
Will also involve developing and maintaining a
local database / repository of cross-border negotiations.
# Review of Government contracts: Review of RFPs
issued by Government departments, agencies or
undertakings (Indian or foreign), international
funding agencies (e.g. World Bank, ADB, JICA,
etc.). Will also involve developing strategy on
managing legal risks arising out of such engagements.
# Process improvement: Prepare user-friendly and
business-oriented guidance notes, FAQs, templates
to simplify contractual procedures.
# Compliance: Assisting compliance and regulatory
reporting functions (local and foreign regulators).
#Assist the General Counsel in other day-to-day
matters, which may involve developing or interpreting
policies, drafting legal opinions on statutory
provisions, case laws, etc.
# Minimum BBA LLB /
BA LLB in law from a reputed Indian Law College.
# At least 5-6 years post qualification experience
# Experience working as an in-house counsel with
a large MNC and/or other form of international exposure
is a must.
# Excellent knowledge of commercial and public procurement
# Extensive experience negotiating with local and
# Excellent communication and relationship skills
which may often be tested in high-pressure situations
# Ability to manage multiple projects / negotiations
simultaneously in tight timelines
# Willingness to work overtime when necessary
# Time bound response to internal clients. Speedy
delivery of the resolution is key.
# Flexibility to travel if required
# Excellent administration skills with a high proficiency
in the use of Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes /