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24/05 Neha
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Chief Legal & Risk Officer - Thermal Power Firm - CA/CS/LLB/LLM (15-25 yrs)

Chennai Job Code: 928783

A conglomerate in the Thermal Power Sector is looking to hire a Chief Legal & Rish officer for their Chennai office. This role is a key strategic role and will be interacting and parallelly functioning with the other members of the Leadership Team. This role reports to the Board and will have the following deliverables.

1. Legal:

- Litigation management - tracking and managing the groups matters across various tribunals and courts across India / abroad [Ranging from environment to tax litigation]

- Commercial arbitration,

- Contract management - both review and subsequent adherence

- Property law management - document repository and relevant legal approval coordination

- Standardizing all legal documents and templates for doing business

- Legal MIS

2. Regulatory:

- Representations on all proposed regulatory developments in the industry with a strategic eye of possible impact on the business

- Litigation [Both pro-active and reactive]

3. Risk Management:

- ERM - identification and mitigation

- Risk management and reporting

- Risk assessment of future growth initiatives

4. Compliance Control:

- Compliance - Ensure all compliances incl factory, company law, F&A, listing requirements [ Central Repository - actual compliance to be followed up with user departments] [Having a compliance template for applicable laws financial and non-financial and ensuring identified resources report compliance status on a regular basis]

- Checks on reported compliance to ensure reporting is accurate

5. Legal, regulatory, compliance and risk for group companies including

- Tax - Direct and Indirect

- Structuring

Key Skills

Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Legal Compliance, Liaison, Corporate Litigation, Legal Management, Electricity Act 2003 and the regulatory developments around it.


- A Master's Degree in Law or LLB is a must

- A CA or CS qualification is a must


- More than 15 years of experience in large Corporates/ Law firms handling Litigation Management

- Have Power Sector / Infrastructure Industry exposure

Duties and responsibilities

- Guide and mentor the legal team members.

- Ensure efficient handling of complex litigation and keep track of progress till disposal, engaging appropriate counsel, planning and executing litigation strategy across all forums from regulatory tribunals to Supreme Court

- Drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating mutually agreeable terms and conditions for commercial contracts with customers, intermediaries, suppliers, and other third parties.

- Identifying risks and issues, and suggesting alternatives that leads to the best solution for the organization.

- Participating in conducting a risk assessment for all kind of contracts and making recommendations to minimize company risk in contractual relationships.

- Serves as a key adviser to the senior management on issues of regulatory framework and policy, Company governance, risk management, internal and external communications relating to sensitive matters, strategic planning and execution,

- Building a legal team which can deliver timely MIS, maintain records for all ongoing and past matters, do appropriate legal research for proposed and ongoing matters, efficiently brief arguing counsel.

- Pro-actively ensure Statutory & Legal compliances, strategic liaisoning and successfully resolve all ongoing legal cases.

- Coordinates and supervises Legal Department engaged to represent the Company with respect to the resolution of potential claims against the Company.

- Coordinates and supervises all outside legal counsels engaged to represent the Company with respect to asserted claims or legal proceedings.

- Update the management on evolving judicial trends and legislative proposals, policy changes, amendments in laws and important judgments passed by various Courts / Forums that could impact the company's business and appraise the impact thereof.

- Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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