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Job Post: Vacancy for Assistant Manager – Legal at Tata Communications, Mumbai

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This group of positions is responsible for the delivery and administration of legal services to ensure the issues of risk and governance within the business are aligned to corporate goals. Assess and manage legal risks faced by various TCL entities, including legal risk assessment for new product launches, extending operations in new geographies, cross border telecom deals etc. Provide legal assistance to Board of TCL and TCIPL for information requests. Provide advice and legal expertise to BUs for resolution of disputes around litigations and arbitrations, police cases, statutory filings, licensing requirements, audit findings, business investment roadblocks, land disputes, accounting and taxation, etc. Supervise outside counsel in processing all court proceedings (including arbitrations, mediations and tribunals) around the world. File new patent applications as appropriate and manage existing patent portfolio. Oversee all trademark activity. Support Tata Sons’ trademark applications and trademark litigations. Conduct legal research and analysis on selected topics, prepares memoranda, position papers upon request. Resolve complex and general commercial transactions. Act as main liaison point for banking and financing transactions. Monitor filing and closure of claim settlements. Prepare quarterly litigation report for presentation to Board. Draft contracts and negotiate. Build and supervise a “legal help desk” of experienced attorneys to handle global transactions of day-to-day commercial matters relating to the sale of voice, data and mobility services as well as procurement matters. The function ensures adherence to regulatory requirements by constant updation of internal systems in line with evolving regulatory requirements.

Broad outline of the Role

  1. Attend to legal disputes, develop and maintaining a current regional litigation database.
  2. Works with outside counsel in processing all assigned court proceedings (including arbitrations, mediations and tribunals).
  3. Drafting and formatting of commercial agreements and/or legal documents. Provide legal support to business on miscellaneous matters.
  4. Focus is on implementation and control as well as support on policy development.
  5. Operational role, responsible for delivering results that have direct impact on the achievement of results within the job area and may also impact a wider operational area within Legal, Litigation and Compliance sub-functions.
  6. Self-sufficient, capable of identifying key issues and priorities and focusing on these to deliver required results with minimal direction and supervision.
  7. Able to identify problems and significantly improve, change or adapt existing methods and techniques.
  8. Might lead/ mentor small teams


A J.D., LLB or LLM (or foreign equivalent) with admission to the bar in at least one relevant jurisdiction with good standing


5-8 years post-qualification experience, gained in both private practice and in-house

How to Apply?

Apply Online here: Assistant Manager – Legal – 13001 (

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