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Legal Job Opening: Head of Legal, Northern Trust, Bangalore

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally are looking to hire Head of Legal for their Bangalore Office.

Working with us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and inexperience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.

The successful candidate will serve as a primary legal adviser for The Northern Trust Company’s Indian subsidiaries and will form an important part of the Northern Trust India executive team.

In that capacity, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks: –

Provide sound and practical legal advice to the India executive team;

Support the legal needs of all India business units and corporate functions;

In conjunction with other members of the global Legal Department, manage legal matters before any court, tribunal or government authority in India;

Provide legal advice and guidance regarding compliance with existing and new statutory requirements applicable to Northern in India (including companies law, telecommunications/technology law, data privacy law, labour law and employment law);

Liaise with external counsel and industry bodies to determine the potential impact of regulatory developments to Northern’s Indian business;

Assist the business in developing a governance framework for compliance with statutory requirements;

Establish and maintain effective external counsel relationships;

Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of legal agreements including labour supply agreements, employment contracts, procurement contracts with 3rd party vendors and suppliers, lease agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other project-related contracts;

Maintain all relevant inter-company service agreements.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide some legal support to Northern Trust’s operating services centre in Manilla, as well as overseeing Northern’s Indian corporate governance program, including:

Maintenance of statutory registers and records of the company;

Prepare and file all required forms, returns and applications by and on behalf of the company;

Prepare notices, agendas and ensure minutes are recorded for Board meetings and annual general meetings and ensure that all such meetings are conducted with compliance to applicable law and company requirements;

Provide legal and governance guidance to requisite business units for implementation of resolutions passed by the Board of Directors.

A qualified legal professional with at least 15-20 years of legal experience in a global organization, with experience as the organization’s chief legal adviser for its India operations preferred;

Extensive corporate governance experience, including primary responsibility for overseeing the corporate governance framework of one or more Indian legal entities;

Extensive experience in the Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) sector is essential;

Experience working in the ITES sector for a global financial services organization and an awareness of global financial services regulatory matters is preferred;

Possess comprehensive knowledge of, and extensive experience in advising on, laws applicable to the ITES sector, including SEZ / STPI compliance, corporate law, telecommunication/technology laws (including OSP compliance); employment and labour laws;

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate legal issues and solutions in an articulate, precise and effective manner;

Strong legal drafting skills, with extensive hands-on experience in contract drafting and negotiation;

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously as an individual contributor;

Excellent research and analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment and discretion on Indian legal issues;

A demonstrated ability to work in a global matrix environment and identify issues that require escalation within the legal department.

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About the Company:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally.

With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


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8 March, 2020

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