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Job Post: Vacancy for Legal Vice President at Zeta, Bengaluru

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Position Overview
At Zeta, we are rapidly growing our business of ground-breaking financial services technology across continents. In this journey, we are looking for a Head of Legal who will be chiefly responsible for managing a team for all of our contract drafting and negotiations
Role :
As Head of Legal, you and your team will be primarily responsible for :
* Contract Drafting :
– Getting the team to draft exemplary contracts for global relationships with customers for Zeta’s Software as a Service, Professional Services and Platforms
– Creating drafts for global partnerships with networks, vendors, analysts
– Reviewing drafts from the team to ensure clean, modular, well structured, comprehensive and balanced contracts
* Contract Review and Negotiation :
– Reviewing contracts from external vendors and third parties
– Negotiating relevant changes and efficiently balancing risk, fairness and deal closure timeframes in all contract negotiations
– Leading negotiation discussions with internal and external legal counsel of other parties
* Global compliances :
– Managing Zeta’s employment contracts and compliances across 10+ countries
– Managing Zeta’s ESOP and equity grant plans and compliances
– Managing corporate governance in conjunction with finance team across our subsidiaries and JVs in 10+ countries
* IP Management :
– Managing company’s IP portfolio
– Registration and defence of patents, trademarks, copyrights
* MnA and Fund Raising :
– Managing legal due diligence, term sheet review and negotiation and definitive docs review and negotiation for fund raise activities
– Coordinating / Conducting legal due diligence for any buy / sell side MnA opportunities
– Reviewing and negotiating MnA contracts in conjunction with external MnA law firm
Candidate Skills & Attributes :
* Graduate of a top law school, licensed and in good standing
– BSc degree in Law or J.D. degree
– Master’s Law degree from Premier Institutes
* MA or BSc in Business Administration is optional
* Knowledge / Certification / Academic qualifications in information technology / systems would be good
Skills and Experience
* 12+ years experience in contract drafting and negotiation, ideally within a law firm for disparate global customers
* Adequate experience in working with technology companies, preferably B2B SaaS
* Expert knowledge of Applicable Laws such as Information Technology laws, Data Privacy laws, Corporate law etc
* Understanding of IP Protection processes including patents, trademarks, copy rights
* 5+ years experience in hiring, training and managing a team of legal professionals
* Immaculate negotiation skills

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