Team Lead – Legal (4-7 yrs)

Responsibilities of the new recruit

The new recruit will complement the activities of the members of the onshore team by:

– being responsible for drafting and negotiating of various contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, Standard Terms and Conditions, engagement letters or statements of work with the firm’s clients for various services, including audit and advisory services and vendors

– coordinating with other departments and specialists regarding: risk management, privacy, litigation, compliance, information security, and technology development

– responding to miscellaneous engagement contract-related enquiries

– providing advice on engagement contract and related matters

– drafting and advising on contract terms

– providing solutions to engagement contract-related problems

– helping with the development of policies on engagement contracting risk

– helping with the development of the process documents, playbooks and other materials

Job Requirements

Mandatory Skills

– Qualifications: LLP or LLM

– Total Experience: The candidate must have minimum 4 years of relevant experience in a similar role, preferably with a Big 4 firm or expertise in technology agreements in a large MNC

– Skillset: Contract Specialist

Preferred Skills

– experience handling legal or contracting queries and drafting or amending legal documents

– Indian or US qualified attorney/lawyer with minimum of 4 to 7 years of relevant post qualification experience

– analytical abilities with attention to details

– ability to articulate points in writing and orally, clearly and succinctly

– ability to persuade where necessary

– negotiating abilities

– capabilities in Outlook, Word and use of websites

– willingness to acquire knowledge of OGC’s practices and processes

– ability to be calm under pressure

– ability to handle difficult or pressurized situations or people

– commercial judgement and the ability to balance conflicting demands

– initiative, self-confidence and authority

– understanding of the risks faced by providers of professional services

– awareness of cultural issues affecting regulated professional services firms

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

– Client-service orientation with the ability to create effective working relationships cross-functionally, including interfacing with internal and external stakeholders on legal and business matters

Preferred specific experience

The person appointed will have particular experience in the following areas:

– contracts for complex business advisory projects, such as business transformations

– contracts for services relating to IT systems integration, and large IT installations

– software licensing agreements and contracts with software suppliers

– experience of negotiating multi-jurisdictional master service agreements

Personal qualities

The key personal qualities required for each person appointed are as follows:

– task management abilities – ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment

– energy, drive and resilience

– team skills

– client service skills

– common sense.


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