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Job Post: Vacancy for Legal Associate, Group Commercial at Standard Chartered, Bengaluru

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The Role Responsibilities:
  • To support the Group Insurance Team and Head, Legal, Group Commercial as a member of the Bank’s Group Commercial Legal Centre of Excellence based in Bangalore. The role will have a specific focus on supporting Insurance NDAs, procurement and commercial contracts with vendors and other third parties across the Bank’s global footprint.
  • To draft, review and negotiate NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements for Bank’s Group Insurance team in accordance with the existing templates and to ensure they meet the Group Insurance contract standards and applicable law.
  • To draft, review and validate global procurement contracts (technology and non-technology) like NDAs, proof of concept agreements, SOWs, Order Forms, change orders, to ensure they meet the Group’s third-party contract standards and applicable law.
  • To assist with contractual queries from business stakeholders and supply chain in case of any ambiguity. Provide clarity on contract language by conducting contract review and research and provide analysis and recommendation accordingly.
  • To assist legal teams across the Bank to ensure appropriate overall matter management. Where external counsel is appointed, to manage the engagement and external legal costs.
  • To provide stakeholders with accurate and timely information and advice regarding the status of contract matters.
  • To keep up to date with relevant policies and procedures and applicable law.
  • To assist with continuous improvement initiatives in relation to contract processes and workflow.
  • To support on team administration tasks where required.

Regulatory & Business Conduct:

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Commercial: pragmatic, creative, practical and solution-oriented.
  • Proactive: able to use initiative and ready to identify issues without being asked and provide advice accordingly.
  • Profile: able to work with various levels of management.
  • Flexible: able and willing to work long hours and, at short notice, travel to, and work in, challenging environments for periods of time (if required).
  • Team player: personable, responsible, helpful.
  • Organised: able to prioritise workload and manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail to highlight potential risks in contracts and errors.
  • Reliable, tactful, discreet, diplomatic: able to work with board members, other senior staff and persons of different nationalities and from different cultures, have good judgment and strong decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated: able to operate independently with minimal supervision.
  • Energetic: enthusiastic about the role, the function and the Group.
  • Responsibility and perseverance.
  • Highest professional standards.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Group Insurance Team
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Group Legal teams (including Technology Legal)
  • Country Legal teams
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (solicitor, attorney or barrister) with 1-3 of years’ post qualification experience.

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