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National Manager-Legal

Bengaluru, KA
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Serve as the scrutinizing and approving authority for all legal documents pertaining to Ujjivan's business.Manage all legal issues in all aspects of the firm's operations with a view to mitigate and eliminate risks while enforcing adherence to all laws and regulations.Serve as the single point of contact forall functions on legal counsel/advice on all business aspects such as transactions with clients, communication & reporting to regulatory agencies and the Government.Serve as the link between the empanelled law-firms/lawyers and the organization for resolving legal issuesSupport collections team in managing collections & recovery through legal meansPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESBusinessDevelop a framework for legal risk identification and assessment across various business activities in consultation with the concerned business teams; Provide inputs to the CFO for appropriate mitigation strategies for potential risks.Ensure provision of legal advice in framing/ review of policies and on all documents, contracts and agreements relating to the business operations to protect the firm against any legal exposure and minimize liability.Enable empanelment of advocates, arbitrators or law firms by providing advice to the business functions in shortlisting, evaluation of firms and cost involved.Support the regions in empanelmentadvocates, arbitrators or law firms for dealing with different regions based on the requirements of the collections & recovery teamSupport law firms in helping them understand the legal issues faced by Ujjivan; Objectively evaluate their recommendations and provide advice to the management to enable decision makingScan the regulatory environment, Identify, interpret and analyze existing & new legislations/amendments& notifications that impact Ujjivan; bring to the notice of the appropriate functions about their implications and applicability; guide them informulating suitable plan of actionProvide legal counsel in preparation of writs and briefs in response to official communication from Government authoritiesDraft/review critical legal documents for Ujjivan such as letter to customer for final settlement, communication/response to legal authorities on behalf of Ujjivan, business transfer agreements (during transition phase)Take appropriate legal opinion from external counsels on various legal issues and brief the vigilance team on various legal cases.Attend court proceedings on critical cases on behalf of the organizationCustomerLead and direct the provision of sound legal advice and recommendations to aid the board, the MD & CEO and the senior management team with the decision making process in order to protect the legal interests of firm.Monitor the progress of current legal proceedings and litigations initiated by and against Ujjivan; work closely with empanelled law firms/lawyers periodically to ensure maximum benefit for Ujjivan.Liaison with the authorities, including local authorities, lawyers, law firms and local police to ensure swifter and faster management of future litigation and legal issues.Internal ProcessAdhere to timelines in reviewing and vetting all official communications & documentations such as contracts, agreements and settlements.Monitor the timelines of submission of reports/statements to government authorities, ensure timely escalationManage database/MIS of all the ongoing proceedings across functions and regions; follow up with concerned business/regional heads for closure; provide advice in course corrections; escalate when requiredLearning & PerformanceMonitor the performance and quality of the empanelled lawyers and/or law firms.Conduct training on relevant laws/acts to target stakeholders on a periodic basis; maintain a database on Applicable laws comprising FAQs, dos & don'ts as a ready reference.Ensure goal-setting, midyear -review and annual appraisal process happens within specified timelines for selfEnsure that the employees within the firm maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, ethics, integrity, and control in execution of all their daily operations.ROLE REQUIREMENTSDesired QualificationBachelor's degree in law from a recognized universityQualification such as ICSA is preferable.Desired Experience10+years of legal experience withatleast 4 years ofpracticing in the Bar.FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS(Knowledge and skills needed for satisfactory performance of the job)Experience in legal matters relating toGeneral and Commercial LawsCompany LawCommercial ContractsIntellectual PropertyIT contractsProperty LawsConsumer DisputesRegulatory & Statutory ComplianceWorking knowledge about Labor Act is preferableGood understanding of policy formulation processAdept at influencing policy changes for commercial advantageHigh operational knowledge and experience in government processes and compliances both at union and state levelsBEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIESAbility to address issues during crisisProblem solving & critical thinkingNegotiation skillsPlanning & organizingInterpersonal communications
Additional Degree: BL/LLB

Experience: 10-15


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