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Contracts and Legal Manager

  • Job reference: 909249
  • Location: Mumbai City
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 03/08/2016

909249 - Contracts and Legal Manager

Our client is one of the leading global providers in engineering and construction services as well as technology products and integrated solutions and employ over 20,000 personnel in around 30 countries.

They are currently recruiting for the position of Contracts and Legal Manager, based in Mumbai, India.

Job Description

  • Identifies business objectives of direct sales / licensing / consulting transactions, related issues, and facilitates risk/benefit analysis.
  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates major account agreements, consulting agreements, special licensing, non-disclosure agreements, terms and amendments for customers located in India and overseas
  • Drives contract lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution.
  • Manages contract change control process and related correspondence requiring legal input.
  • Drafts, manages, distributes, responds to, or analyses RFIs, RFPs, RFQs or customer terms & conditions as needed.
  • Maintains a deep understanding of contract templates, contracts policy, legal risk and liability, and company position on various matters.
  • In depth knowledge of Indian Law .
  • Support on background law interpretation where contract does not address / or is silent on specific issues (LDs, penalties for delay, non-performance etc)
  • Prepares contracts for internal review and approval and ensures compliance with company corporate policies as well as applicable laws or regulations
  • Interpret contracts and advises sales / consulting managers on contractual responsibilities
  • Translate complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans.
  • Mentor and train less experienced contract professionals.
  • Work closely with corporate legal / regional legal teams on various contractual and legal matters or other tenders
  • Verify contracts to comply to various state regulations and other administrative and legal framework
  • Review standard agreement parameters and suggest changes to suit overall compliance requirement.
  • Also develop model draft contracts from time to time to keep in line with changes to norms / new legislation
  • To advise alternate wordings for any contentious clauses
  • Advise on mitigation measures in case of clauses / conditions outside norms or generally acceptable clauses.
  • Specific comments on insurance requirements and various provisions of indemnity.
  • Review all EPC contracts and assist in finalization of contract with client
  • Advise impact of various statutory clauses and suggest possible remedies.
  • Advise of any specific inclusion to be made in proposal.
  • Review and comment on various documents obtained from client/subcontractors.
  • Such document would include MOU, Secrecy / Non Disclosure agreements, subcontract agency agreement, third party representation agreements etc
  • Participate in discussion with client legal team and arrive at a final acceptable contract on various projects. Such discussions could be either on phone or face to face meetings.
  • Specific advises on IPR clauses to protect interest of client and also to be in conformance with client norms.
  • Advice position to be taken in case of any legal notice received from clients.
  • Also develop any legal notice to be issued to client if situation warrants the need to issue a legal notice.
  • Advise on legal dispute resolution mechanisms, support on Arbitration issues
  • Familiarity with international framework for agreements and knowledge of international laws (key countries as per client norms), arbitration proceedings in other jurisdictions, employment contracts for long term deputations

This is a permanent position.

The salary for this position is negotiable.

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 909249.