Reporting to FMR India Legal Head, the role requires the candidate to provide legal advice and counsel to key business partners within FMR India across a broad range of legal subject matter areas, with a particular focus on regulatory compliances, contract matters, and employment-related issues.
The Purpose of This Role
Legal Dept. is part of the Support Services group and is responsible for providing functional support to the various business groups at FMR India across Human Resources, Finance, Risk, Compliance, Audit, Facilities, Corporate Security, Procurement, Project Management Office and Corporate Communications domains. While seeking to protect the firm and ensure adherence to risk and compliance requirements, these groups play a pivotal role in guiding business decisions across their respective functional areas.
The Value You Deliver
Reviewing contracts and amendments for service providers to comply with standard contract templates and corporate policy. Supporting in the review, negotiation and drafting of non-standard contracts
Developing and/or reviewing appropriate contracts related to employees. Assisting with employment law compliances, including legal work with respect to employee documents, policies, Shops, and Establishments Acts compliances, review of compensation and benefits programs and plans, etc.
Working internally with counterparts in various location(s), including risk oversight or centralized services, such as Ethics and Compliance, Risk, Audit, Security, Procurement, Finance, and Tax to ensure appropriate delivery of integrated services to FMR India or other business units
Identifying, analyzing and tracking regulatory compliances and amendments, working closely with market intermediaries and institutions to track changes in compliance requirements
Interacting with outside legal counsels for briefs and opinions; drafting summary and providing analysis of new rule proposals to identify the Fidelity businesses that are potentially impacted
Building relationships with key regulators like the Department of Telecom and Labour Officers
Supporting specific training needs working with enterprise groups and partner with groups to deliver integrated education for key programs
Corporate Law Compliances:
Assisting the Company Secretary to oversee compliance with corporate requirements for FMR India (and, if required, other Fidelity entities)
Handling activities relating to incorporation, compliances, maintenance of statutory records and regulatory filing, including Private Limited Companies
Drafting and finalizing Board of Directors meeting documents – agenda and Board minutes
Handling activities relating to change in the share capital such as increase in authorized capital, allotment of shares, transfer of shares and special Treasury driven projects including declaration of interim dividend
Handling activities relating to appointment and resignation of Directors, the appointment of Auditors, co-ordinating and obtaining relevant documents and application/renewal of digital signature certificates
Ensuring compliance with applicable secretarial standards
Coordinating & cooperating with Statutory Auditors, submission of information/documents for the purpose of statutory audit to the extent it relates to Board and corporate governance and secretarial compliances
Conducting due-diligence audits as applicable, including those in relation to Companies Act and FEMA Law
Co-ordinating Board of Directors approval on new initiatives and other routine matters including Corporate Social Responsibility related approvals and disposal of Assets
Cooperating with government authorities and attend to assessments and notices
Preparing and coordinating filings towards FEMA & RBI Compliances
Assisting the Head of Legal on special projects and coordinating legal opinion on corporate law compliances
Acting as the secretary for specific trusts of funds created by the Company
The Skills that are Key to this role
Technical / Behavioral
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of end users
Strong attention to detail and independent judgment
Ability to work within a team environment and support common goals
Strong analytical and facilitation skills
Strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities
Global experience – experience in interaction with stakeholders across geographies would be a definite advantage.
The Skills that are Good To Have for this role
Your ability to work across diverse and cross functional teams for desired outcomes
Your experience at handling corporate restructuring matters, ability to influence key stakeholders and the Board of Directors for approvals on strategic corporate compliance related matters
Compliance driven individual who will effectively partner with Risk, Tax and other organizations to ensure adequate corporate governance standards
How Your Work Impacts the Organization
Legal Department is part of the Support Services group and is responsible for providing functional support to the various business groups at FMR India across Human Resources, Finance, Risk, Compliance, Audit, Facilities, Corporate Security, Procurement, Project Management Office and Corporate Communications domains. While seeking to protect the firm and ensure adherence to risk and compliance requirements, these groups play a pivotal role in guiding business decisions across their respective functional areas.
The Expertise We’re Looking For
10-12 years of proven work experience in overseeing secretarial, corporate affairs, governance, statutory and administrative affairs / requirements of the Company. The candidate should be well versed with drafting of agreements, contracts and other legal documents. Should have independently handled company law matters and compliance of corporate governance
Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws/Master of Laws degree and Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.