1. JOB PURPOSE
To be responsible as a key member of the legal department of the company for the efficient management of the Legal function, manage litigation, provide legal advisory services and ensure effective mitigation of legal and contractual risks.
2. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Accountabilities Major Activities Litigation and Claim Management
Undertaking Risk- Benefit assessment of litigation of the respective Division and/or Office
Applying research on legal position into facts
Finalize draft petitions/replies to be filed before Courts/tribunals for the company
Briefing Counsels and formulating strategy
Preparation of litigation MIS / Presentations
Updating case records and maintaining up to date litigation data-base Contract Management
Review contracts or any other documentation and assess legal implications of the Engineering and Project Division of the Company and Sales Offices.
Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time
To advise the respective Division and/or Office and interact with Customers, Contractors, finalization as well as implementation of Contract terms, as the case may be.
Internal Query Management
Act as internal legal advisor to Business and work in close coordination with business to understand business facts Brief external legal expert on legal issues involving company and obtain their advise
3. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Professional Degree in Law
8 to 10 years of experience in corporate law firms or in the legal department of large manufacturing industries handling Litigation and Claim Management profiles. Experience of working in power/ engineering project companies will be an added advantage.
Thorough knowledge and experience in drafting, vetting and standardization of commercial contracts
Thorough knowledge and understanding of Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Commercial legal provisions
Ability to understand business requirements and apply legal provisions appropriately
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Skills to prepare note for opinion and brief senior counsels
Ability to withstand pressure and difficult situations
Strong Managerial Skill Inter personal skills to work with multiple businesses and functions