04/04 Nitin Sharma
Manager HR at Phoenix Marketcity

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The Phoenix Mills - General Manager - Legal - Residential Business - LLB/LLM (12-15 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 683238

Job Title : General Manager - Legal (Residential Business)

Department / Division : Legal

External Interface :

- Vendors/Contractors

- Clients/Customers

- Banks, Developers

- External Legal Counsel

- Statutory Regulatory Agencies

Minimum Qualification :

- Graduate (LL.B)

- Post Graduate Law. (preferred)

Minimum Experience :

- 12-15 years of experience in Residential Business

- At least 3 years- experience in senior management position

- Hands on exposure to RERA.

Key Skills/Attributes :

- Knowledge of RERA including latest judgments.

- Good knowledge of TDR related regulations and practice

- High quality drafting and strategizing skills.

Overall Purpose/Objective Of the job :

- Lead the Legal function for the residential business.

- Provide legal support for all project and customer related issues from documentation to litigation.

- Manage and control all aspects of the customer relationship related to negotiation, documentation, administration, etc.

- Ensure total compliance with applicable laws, legislation and statutory requirements.

Key Responsibilities :

- Oversee the title due diligence process in land acquisitions and coordinate with all concerned stakeholders to ensure successful acquisition of properties.

- Draft, negotiate and finalize project contracts with contractors, vendors, service providers, banks, etc.

- Own and lead the preparation of legal templates involved in customer documentation and obtain management.

- Draft and roll-out the customer documentation for each project from allotment letters, agreements to sell, sale deeds, etc.

- Draft and finalize necessary documentation for formation of society/association and oversee registration of the same.

- Oversee the title due diligence process in TDR acquisitions and coordinate with all concerned stakeholders and external counsels to ensure successful acquisition of TDR for projects.

- Clarify legal queries of internal and external customers and formulate FAQs, etc.

- Support the business leadership team by providing expert advice on legal and regulatory matters related to residential projects.

- Evaluate the impact of evolving legal and statutory regulations on the organization's current and planned future operations and investments; highlight the same to the leadership team during business planning sessions.

- Devise a list of proactive measures that can be introduced to mitigate legal risks, provide legal advice for policy formulation, install relevant systemic frame work and its maintenance; plan implementation with the leadership team.

- Ensure and oversee timely submission of relevant documents and returns to external stakeholders / regulatory authorities and represent the company for resolution of any legal issue or escalation.

- Ensure that the project maintains a strong and consistent legal compliance record which can be leveraged for residential business.

- Ensure that the project is completed, and is operated as per statutory/ regulatory norms and contract terms and thereby no penalty clauses are invoked against the company

- Resolve any disputes / litigations e.g. customer litigation, RERA related issues and others.

- Represent the company before various regulatory authorities/Courts of law for resolution of any legal issues, as required

- Set up conciliation and/ or arbitration mechanism for alternate dispute resolution

- Ensure effective litigation management of all cases - identification, appointment and management of external litigation partners, filing of cases and monitoring their progress, and provide timely updates to the business leadership

- Explore, evaluate and manage out of court settlements in coordination with relevant business leadership, and under guidance from the Sr VP/ VP - Legal at HO.

- Play an active role in the recruitment of direct reports within the function as well as ensure retention of critical employees

- Ensure timely goal setting, monitoring, review of performance parameters and feedback to team members

- Oversee capability building for the team; mentor and groom high-potential subordinates

- Provide direction, guidance and support to team members to help them discharge their duties effectively

- Foster an environment of learning, excellence and innovation within the team

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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