Finastra, providing the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today is having a position available for a Legal Counsel/Commercial Manager, to be based in Bangalore India.
The successful candidate will work alongside members of the business (from Sales, Global Services, Finance, Customer Services, Human Resources, Marketing, etc.) to drive the vision and overall legal, commercial and compliance strategy for certain territories within Asia, predominantly for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (“South Asia”), as well as providing support for other countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, as required.
The Legal Counsel/Commercial Manager will be expected to drive and support (as part of the APAC Legal and Commercial Team) more integrated and efficient processes within the region, and promote and police compliance with corporate policies within assigned territories.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the contracting process – from qualification, through negotiation and signature, handover to project teams, deliver, and any subsequent variations. Strong negotiation and drafting skills are essential for this role. Taking initiatives, focusing on solutions rather than problems, an ability to work under pressure, and being a team player are all critical character attributes required for this role.
Support the APAC business and coordinate the delivery of proactive and strategic legal services to the business, with a primary focus on supporting the closure of deals, maximizing value and mitigating risk.
Ability to provide advice on a wide range of legal subjects in various jurisdictions (such as contract, corporate and employment laws), with the ability to spot issues and bring in specialists as required.
Play a leading role with respect to customers, negotiating customer contracts and having accountability for the contracting processes in assigned territories.
Structure and negotiate complex transactions, including software licensing and services (including cloud services), and partnership agreements.
Work with business development to negotiate and structure partnership agreements.
Ensure legal compliance policies and procedures are communicated to, understood and followed by colleagues.
Identify emerging regulatory and policy issues, and make appropriate recommendations.
Drive cross-business, global and regional synergies to maximize the effectiveness of the APAC Legal and Commercial team.
In partnership with the Company Secretariat team, oversee statutory compliance for legal entities in South Asia, including corporate statutory filings.
Work across all internal organizations to instill core knowledge/competency on legal and commercial issues.
Present to various audiences within Asia Pacific regarding Legal & Commercial topics, compliance issues and policies in both a formal and informal manner.
Coordinate and manage some litigation matters.
Identify and retain external counsel to provide legal advice to Finastra where necessary, including identifying issues for advice, choosing external counsel, providing instructions, negotiating fees, reviewing advice received, liaison between business and external counsel.
Travel as required to negotiate contracts face-to-face with customers and partners.
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About the Company:
Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today – spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, capital markets and treasury.
Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premise or in the cloud. With our scale and geographical reach, we drive valued solutions and opportunity for customers regardless of size or geography. Through our open, secure, and reliable solutions, we empower customers to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet their changing needs.