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This group of positions is responsible for the delivery and administration of legal services to ensure the issues of risk and governance within the business are aligned to corporate goals. Assess and manage legal risks faced by various TCL entities, including legal risk assessment for new product launches, extending operations in new geographies, cross-border telecom deals etc. Provide legal assistance to Board of TCL and TCIPL for information requests. Provide advice and legal expertise to BUs for resolution of disputes around litigations and arbitrations, police cases, statutory filings, licensing requirements, audit findings, business investment roadblocks, land disputes, accounting and taxation, etc. Supervise outside counsel in processing all court proceedings (including arbitrations, mediations and tribunals) around the world. File new patent applications as appropriate and manage existing patent portfolio. Oversee all trademark activity. Support Tata Sons’ trademark applications and trademark litigations. Conduct legal research and analysis on selected topics, prepares memoranda, position papers upon request. Resolve complex and general commercial transactions. Act as main liaison point for banking and financing transactions. Monitor filing and closure of claim settlements. Prepare quarterly litigation report for presentation to Board. Draft contracts and negotiate. Build and supervise a “legal help desk” of experienced attorneys to handle global transactions of day-to-day commercial matters relating to the sale of voice, data and mobility services as well as procurement matters. The function ensures adherence to regulatory requirements by constant updation of internal systems in line with evolving regulatory requirements.
Lead a team of legal professional to drive execution of litigation/compliance related issues at the corporate/regional level. Develop and implement appropriate litigation policies, review and negotiate commercial agreements, provide expertise to legal analysts. Advise the business on all disputes and potential disputes with third parties. Monitor adherence to regulatory requirements; Monitor constant updation of internal systems in line with evolving regulatory requirements; Tactical role which provides a marked contribution to defining the direction of policies, agreements processes, standards or legal plans based upon business strategy, with a significant mid to long term impact on business unit overall results. Identifies problems and significantly improves, changes or adapts existing method and techniques. Focus is on implementation and control as well as Strategy formulation Education : PJ.D., LLB, LLM (or a foreign equivalent) with admission to the bar in at least one relevant jurisdiction Experience :8-10 years post-qualification experience, gained in both private practice and in-house