Standard Chartered, a multinational banking and financial services company, is looking to hire for the post of Legal Counsel, in Bangalore.
About Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England. It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people.
It is a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
- To review, advise, draft and negotiate multi-country technology and commercial procurement contracts to ensure they meet the Group’s third-party contract standards and applicable law. This will include software, market data and subscription licences, escrow agreements, hardware, equipment/device purchases and support/maintenance services, business process outsourcing and other general goods and services agreements, including intragroup arrangements.
- To provide helpdesk support for the Group’s Supply Chain Management team and Country Legal teams.
- To analyse potential risks involved with specific contract teams and other risk owners.
- To keep up to date with relevant policies and procedures and applicable law.
- To provide stakeholders with accurate and timely information and advice regarding the status of technology and commercial contract matters.
- To support with continuous improvement initiatives in relation to contract processes, workflow, guidance, playbooks and templates and provide training on contract legal issues.
- To collaborate and coordinate with other legal teams across the Group to ensure appropriate overall matter management. Where external counsel is appointed, to manage the engagement, oversee the quality of work and effective delivery of legal support and to manage external legal costs.
- To support on team management and administration tasks where required.
- Responsible for adhering to the Group Contracts Policy, the Group process for supplier contracts and the Group’s third-party risk management framework.
Skills and Qualifications
- Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (solicitor, attorney or barrister) with 7+ years’ post qualification experience
Skills and Competencies
- A good knowledge and understanding of technology and commercial contract requirements including intellectual property and data protection.
- Experience of outsourcing is preferred but not essential:
- Experience in contract legal support (in-house or private practice) and business acumen
- Experience in reviewing contracts using contract templates and/or using contract guidance/playbooks
- Ability to draft contract terms to meet requirements
- Ability to negotiate contract terms with third parties
- Understanding of risk management techniques
- Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience
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