11/04 Sakshi Mishra
Assistant Manager at Landmark Group

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Lifestyle International - Senior Manager - Legal (9-12 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 685755

Role Summary

Deal with all legal matters relating to property lease, franchising / agency agreement litigation, and other legal affairs pan India

Key Job Responsibilities

Property Lease:

- Carryout legal due diligence directly and wherever required or through close co-ordination with external counsel

- Assessment, advisory, mitigation of legal risks associated with company's business for each location

- Work closely with the Business development team in preparing LOI, lease/ license agreements, Common Area Maintenance Agreement, Utility Agreement etc in connection with retail spaces

- Updating leasing status in weekly review and meeting agreed timelines religious

- Independently prepare and conclude lease agreements and lease deeds in close co-ordination with the developers

- Understand the impact of stamp duty and registration of lease documents

- Ensure timely registration of lease agreement

- Ensure timely renewal of lease agreements

- Handling effective termination of Lease and store closure on need basis

- Advisory and consultancy to company & other internal customers for compliance of local and municipal laws.

Franchisee & Agency Agreements :

- Carryout legal due diligence directly and wherever required or through close co-ordination with external counsel for Franchisee/Consignment Agency Stores

- Drafting, vetting of Lease, Licenses for and related agreement for Franchisee/ Consignment Agency stores

- Drafting and vetting Franchisee/ Consignment Agency & related agreements, in co-ordinate with all internal and external stakeholders and ensure adherence to Company's policies, risk analysis and mitigation process

Litigation:

- Work with external legal counsel with regard to company litigation

- Provide brief to the counsel and discuss the case matters

- Develop and maintain good working relationship with external legal counsel

- Review documentation relating to plaints, written statements, objections, writ petitions and appeals and take required actions

- Appear before the courts to give evidence, sworn statements etc.

- Responsible for initiating suitable legal recourse for recovery of Advance & Security deposit in consultation with the Management

Intellectual Property Rights:

- Protect IP of the organization by registration of IP

- Provide support in initiating infringement action suo moto and as per requests from the teams

Other Legal Responsibilities:

- Independently review and finalise all business related agreements, contracts and documents as per promised timelines and norms

- Closely coordinate with the vendors in finalization of company contracts

- Prepare and provide letters of authorization, powers of attorney whenever required

- Work closely with internal customers for a general understanding of the business and provide appropriate legal support

- Help establish a process driven approach in the department and improve the existing processes

- Manage legal documentation

- Create and manage an effective MIS

- Closely work with trade mark attorneys in registration, defense of opposition and infringement cases

- Responsible for docketing Original Lease, License, Franchisee, Agency Agreement, Bank Guarantee, opinion and title related documents

Subject knowledge:

- Good understanding of relevant laws such as contract law, property laws, municipal laws, labour laws, stamp and registration laws

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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