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Job Post: Corporate Counsel at Amazon India

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An Indian subsidiary of, (a US based MNC) in the ecommerce business, has an exciting opening for a smart young in house attorney with eight to ten years of post qualification experience to provide end to end legal support to the Amazon businesses in India. The position is based in Bangalore.

The Attorney will report to the, Director – Legal based in New Delhi.

The Attorney will structure, draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of matters from marketing programs, promotions, advertisement, Amazon Prime, private labels, standard commercial contracts to complex, high-dollar value transactions and cutting-edge business initiatives; provide day-to-day corporate and business law counseling; advise business on foreign direct investment compliances, administer and resolve legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships; provides legal review of structured programs for sellers on marketplace and legal review of procedural and government / internal compliance issues. The Attorney will support the tax related issues arising in the day to day operations and those related to structuring of business. The Job also includes conducting compliance trainings related to tenets of the Amazon India marketplace.

The Attorney will also work with the Director – Legal to create a compliance manual for governance of entity in which Amazon has investments.

Throughout all the above tasks the Attorney will closely coordinate with the global legal teams and outside counsel.

8 – 10 years or more of in-house legal experience with a multi-national company or a leading law firm environment is highly preferred. Experience working in a consumer-products, manufacturing, FMCG, e-commerce or retail business and knowledge and experience of tax laws and secretarial function is also preferred.

Competence in a broad range of corporate and business laws, foreign direct compliances in retail, product compliances, Legal Metrology and Food Law is required; especially in the areas of commercial transactions and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark) and statutory compliances.

Essential Skills:

1. Competence in broad range of corporate and business laws, especially in both Indian domestic and trans-national commercial transaction and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark);
2. Extensive experience and strong skills in drafting and negotiating contracts.
3. Extensive experience in analyzing and responding to regulatory and compliance matters.
4. Excellent ability to analyze and assess business processes, spot issues and propose/implement solutions.
5. Ability to function autonomously yet communicates laterally and upwardly with ease.
6. Strong legal and business judgment.
7. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and coordinate complex issues and projects with diverse levels of management and employees.

Key Competencies:

Competency Description

1. Reliability, dependability
Works hard and does what it takes to get results and meets deadlines. Takes accountability and works well in a cross functional team.

2. Writing, speaking and listening effectively
Writes, speaks and presents information effectively, clearly and with brevity. Communicates to improve understanding, decision-making and performance. Understands the value of listening to others. Thinks before speaking. Probes to understand and confirms understanding of what is heard. Encourages others to speak.

3. Composure
Handles unexpected events calmly. Successfully copes with unintended consequences. Helps co-workers thrive in stressful situations. Identifies and manages stress due to lack of control. Acts with the highest level of professionalism and maturity during crisis situations. Looks immediately for resolution rather than placing blame.

4. Dealing with ambiguity
Able to function well in loosely structured situations. Works effectively in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information. Effectively handles multiple projects or tasks at the same time. Is open to and responds flexibly to change.

5. Open communication
Willing to ask and honestly answer the tough questions. Treats others’ opinions with respect. Fosters open communication and candid discussions. Shares information that helps others do their job well. Keeps others in the loop.

6. Company-wide perspective
Able to assess broader and deeper impact of decisions. Focuses on what is right for the company – not just what is best for the group, project or self. Does not act in ways that sub-optimize for the overall business. When possible, encourages cross-functional and cross business brainstorming and project teaming.

Estimated Percentage of Time Involved in Essential Functions:

1. 50% Structure, drafts and evaluate new engagement models for different business products on Continuously work with business teams to review existing models with intent to simplify them on ongoing basis.

2. 30% Provides day-to-day legal advice on marketplace business related to advertisements, private label, Amazon Prime, drafts and negotiates day to day commercial contracts.

3. 10% Work with Director – Legal to develop practice standards and department processes, effectively communicate legal and policy issues in a timely and proactive manner;

4. 5% Work with multiple stakeholders to review Amazon policies, impart marketplace tenets training to his/her clients.


LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India. Additional CS qualification is desirable.


LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India. Additional CS qualification is desirable.

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