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Job Post: Vacancy for Legal Counsel at Shell, Gurgaon

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What’s the role?

As part of the legal team you will provide professional, cost-effective, practical and commercially savvy legal advice and litigation support. You will proactively identify legal risks in a variety of circumstances and offer alternative strategies and mitigation steps balancing business desired outcomes and protecting the business against legal risks. You are required to independently lead engagements with business leaders in managing their expectations on legal support. Fantastic opportunity to collaborating and coordinating with Legal colleagues across Regional/Global teams in delivering the desired outcomes in a risk mitigation

Work with third parties in dealing with corporate legal work and litigation including negotiations / engagements; keeping Shell India’s rights and reputation at forefront in all financial, contractual and other arrangements;

What we need from you?

We’re keen to speak to you with hands-on trial experience in India and understanding of organizations and governance structures, knowledge of standard litigation procedure, court rules and associated key legal issues vis-à-vis complicated Indian legal and regulatory system; Ability to research and get into new area of law; Sound track-record in developing, maintaining and managing relationships with external legal counsels, law firms and business at many levels including influencing business / functional leaders;

Along with your strong experience in the delivery of solutions within a corporate environment, we’d also hope to see as many of the following on your CV:

  • Post qualification experience of 10+ years
  • Demonstrated history of identifying legal risks, excellent analytical skills and ability to identify and appreciate the significance of legal issues, recognize legal and reputational risk and develop cost effective legal and business resolutions;
  • Sound judgment in sensitive areas and on difficult issues; strong drafting, influencing and negotiating skills; Lead complex / sensitive legal engagements in space of litigation with regulatory authorities and business partners; understanding and taking into account business drivers in decision-making;

It’s your personal skills that will make all the difference. Positive and proactive, you must be a natural collaborator – someone who can cultivate strong professional networks and operate effectively in a corporate, team-focused environment. You should be accomplished at bringing out the best in others too, whether that’s supporting and coaching others or influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders and decision-makers.

Of course, you’ll need to convince us that you have an excellent understanding of legal risks and challenges and that have the ability to identify the risks and liabilities. As well as being able to quickly grasp technical detail, working directly with experts in their field, it’s vital that you have the all-round communication skills to translate that information into language that’s readily understood by non-technical clients and colleagues.

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