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Job Id: 423
Job Title: Legal - Assistant Vice President
Industry: Banking, Financial Servcies & Insurance
Functional Area: Legal / Law
Salary: 20 Lac - 30 Lac
Job Location: Mumbai
About the Client

Our client is one of the MNC bank offering Debt Capital Markets, Cash Management & Trade, Corporate Finance and Institutional Equities.Having its operations in cities like — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune.




Job Description

1. Primary responsibility will be to provide support and legal advice to Global Transaction Services teams, fixed income and treasury, custody, securities businesses and the captive back office.
2. In addition also to support the corporate banking and investment banking business.
3. Advise on recovery and support the Value Preservation Group in relation to debt recovery.
4. Develop standard agreements and templates together with legal guidelines for products and documentation as appropriate and keep such documentation and guidelines updated.
5. Management of the legal affairs and legal risks of the businesses of the Bank and other entities in India.
6. Helping business lines and functions structure transactions, products, contracts, set up procedures along best practices, negotiate arrangements and legal terms with third parties, resolve legal problems, and propose and advise on solutions that help the business lines complete their transactions/resolve issues within the bank’s operational/legal framework.
7. Provide legal advice and support as required generally by business teams and other functions like human resources, finance, compliance etc.
8. Generally advise the Bank branches, subsidiaries and affiliates, as required, on legal issues arising from the organization and management of the relevant legal entities within India including corporate structure governance and operations.
9. Assist in evaluation and conducting thorough due diligence for all deals and transactions including property related matters and regulatory perspective, and to highlight concern areas and recommend risk mitigation strategies / options.
10. Co-ordination and follow-up with outside legal counsels and drafting of Complaints, Replies, Misc Applications, Affidavits etc in Civil as well as Criminal litigation matters including Recovery of debts.
11. Monitor trends in the regulatory and statutory environment for their impact on an organization and suggest an action plan for addressing them. Keeping abreast with latest legal developments.
12. Co-ordination with global legal team to develop & implement legal function goals and objectives and best practice along with streamlining housekeeping and reporting activities.
13. Advise and support businesses in relation to the structuring, negotiation and execution of third party agreements entered into by relevant legal entities within India
14. Supervise and manage local litigation and pre-litigation disputes as appropriate.
15. Advise and provide support in relation to setting up/launching of new products or structuring any deals including drafting/vetting and negotiating all contracts, agreements and other documentation.
16. Provide legal support to analyze and assess contractual risks in credit and other agreements and documents to protect the interest of the Bank.
17. Monitor legal developments which may affect the businesses especially bank business operations and provide appropriate legal advice and support in relation to such issues.
18. Assist the General Counsel in compliance with all Group and Bank legal policies and assist in setting up, where necessary, relevant local legal policies and procedures to reflect specific legal requirements of India.
19. Advise on substantive legal issues and questions of law.
20. Provide legal advice and support and transaction management services for all Bank business activities.

Desired Candidate Profile

1. A qualified lawyer from a premier Indian/ international university
2. Good command of the law and excellent knowledge of the Indian legal system
3. Strong communication skills and very good command of the English language
4. Must demonstrate attention for detail, and possess an investigative and questioning nature
5. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and consult at all levels, especially with senior management and external stakeholders
6. Ideally be flexible and possess a hands-on work style
7. Be a proactive business partner and a strategic thinker
8. Ability to operate effectively in a matrix structure environment
9. Must be responsive, able to work under pressure and foster and contribute to a collegiate and friendly working environment

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