Job Opening: Assistant General Manager – Legal at Phoenix Mills Limited, Mumbai

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External Interface

  • Contractors/vendors
  • Clients (Retail/Commercial Tenants)
  • External Legal Counsel
  • Statutory/ Regulatory agencies

Minimum Qualification

  • Graduate / Post Graduate in Law from a reputed institute
  • Qualified Solicitor

Minimum Experience

  • 10-12 years of total experience, and at least  8 years in the infrastructure development industry
  • At least 3 years experience in a leading law firm

Special Skills/Attributes

  • Advanced knowledge of legal administration, especially contract related matters
  • Exposure in drafting agreements like Development, Sale, Lease, Leave and License, etc
  • Understanding of Statutory/Regulatory Compliance Management

Overall Purpose/Objective Of the job

Lead the Legal function for a project/centre by identifying, anticipating and mitigating legal risk; providing legal support to the senior management from the project concept stage to operations

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures being a part of the front end team while the negotiations with the contractor/vendor and thus get involved in the resolution of any disputes/ litigations
  • Responsible for devising  a list of proactive measures that can be introduced  to mitigate legal risks, provide legal advice for policy formulation, install the relevant systemic framework and its maintenance plan implementation with the leadership team
  • Ensure and oversee the 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 and it is completed and operated as per statutory/ regulatory norms and contract terms and thereby no penalty clauses are invoked against the Company
  • Collate all signed LOIs to prepare a consolidated Deviation Matrix and discuss clause-by-clause with the VP – Leasing, post which only deviations if any would be allowed to go into the final agreement document
  • Ensure the process of lease negotiations with other tenants (inline/vanilla) are carried out by the Sr. Manager / Manager – Legal as per the defined process
  • Ensure the registration of the final agreement document is carried out as per statutory guidelines and provide inputs as required
  • 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
  • Ensure safe and custody of all original documents by the corporate/centre’s legal teams
  • Take care of legacy litigation work in the operational mall related to a service tax issue in coordination with the external legal counsel by ensuring all records of dates/appearances are maintained
  • 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
  • Advanced knowledge of legal administration, especially contract related matters
  • In-depth understanding of the development/construction business in the retail and hospitality sectors
  • Drafting agreements like Development, Sale, Lease, Leave & License etc.
  • Statutory/ Regulatory Compliance Management
  • Knowledge of leasing administration process
  • Negotiation skills

Qualifications

  • Graduate / Post Graduate in Law from a reputed institute
  • Qualified Solicitor

Primary Location

Mumbai

Work Locations

Mumbai Lower Parel, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

How to Apply?

Apply on Phoenix Mill’s Website


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