20/11 Navaneet Kaur
HR at Crisil

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CRISIL - Associate Director - Legal (10-30 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 635733

Job Title: Associate Director - Legal

Reports to: Director - Legal

Function: Legal

Purpose :

- Draft, review, negotiate, execute and implement contracts including without limitation RFP's, Non Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Statement of Works, Licensing Agreements, IPR related documents and other legal documents pertaining to CRISIL

- Assist in establishing and implementing contractual processes.

- Monitoring and Governance of Contracts

- Mediation and Dispute resolution by recording and monitoring of all claims, disputes, notices etc. with respect to a contract, and collaboration with related teams, for resolution of the same.

- Development of guidance notes, work instructions and appropriate check-lists, for consistent application across the lifecycle of all contracts in the region and globally.

- The successful candidate will also, from time to time, provide support in relation to more complex legal arrangements relating to regulatory matters and employee issues.

- Advising on employment matters

- Advising on Intellectual Property Rights and Data Protection

Principal Accountabilities : General

- Complete Contracts Management. (pre & post closure)

- Managing claims and contractual disputes, proposal management.

- Driving and fostering innovation, in all stages of Contract Management.
Specific :

- Handling IT/ Property related and Licensing Agreements.

- Conducting negotiations with clients (in Person / telephonic).

- Identifying contractual, commercial and operational risks and exposures in the contracts.

- Providing inputs/mark-up on contracts to negate contractual, commercial and operational risks and exposures.

- Working with internal and external clients to structure, prepare, negotiate and finalize agreements, letters of intent, commercial proposals, etc.

- Providing legal support for ongoing contract management related activities.

- Working in close co-ordination with external legal counsel.

Participate in discussions with internal stakeholders, external counsels and advisors during the entire contracting process.

Key Points: 

- The position is located in Mumbai and the job holder will be supporting the business in UK, India and globally. The individual will need to demonstrate a strong ability to:

- Prioritise and manage work load effectively, recognising the quick turn-around requirements;

- Work independently with minimal supervision and take responsibility.

- Travel frequently to UK or other locations as per business requirements.



- Minimum 10 years post qualification experience specifically in contracts management.

- High quality experience in an in-house position or leading UK law firm, with significant exposure to corporate and commercial work consistent with the Purpose described above. International credentials and/or work experience will be an added advantage.

- Strong academic results from a leading UK, Indian (or other) university.

- Has been exposed to high profile commercial and IP transactions.

- Ability to understand the commercial requirements of a business, particularly a Financial Service industry with ability to identify commercial and IP issues and demonstrate judgment in assisting businesses to reach sensible decisions.

- Ability to understand commercial and IP implications of matters and when they should be elevated to senior management.

- Willing and able to perform some of the more mundane legal tasks, providing guidance, support and input across the spectrum of the legal framework. A broad understanding of how legal issues impact upon a large global organisation is therefore necessary.

- Able to effectively manage external lawyers (not just as an administrator).

Personal Skills :

- Team player

- Quick learner

- Business acumen

- Excellent command over written and spoken English. Should be able to articulate the views and effectively interact with senior management and clients.

- Advanced drafting, negotiation and risk management skills.

- Versatile

- Knows and understands own weaknesses both in terms of knowledge and personal competency and when to use other team members or external resources to fill these gaps

- Confident, motivated and a self starter

- Able to apply the law in a commercial way

- Professional impact - impressive and able to work with senior individuals both inside and outside the organisation.

- Prepared to challenge where appropriate

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Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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