Legal Job opening : Manager- Technology & Data Lawyer at Morgan Stanley

About Company

Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 85 years, the firm’s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance, Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising, serving and providing new opportunities for its clients.

Primary Responsibilities (Day Job)

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a full range of commercial (including critical and/or outsourcing) contracts that may include some or all of the following:
  • Software Agreements
  • Hardware Purchase Agreements
  • Multimedia Agreements
  • Telco Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • General Services Agreements
  • Design and Construction Agreements
  • Market Data and Business Information Services Agreements
  • Renewals/Amendments
  • Termination Letters
  • Local Addenda
  • Reviewing and providing Legal input on RFPs and responses to RFPs
  • Reviewing and drafting inter-affiliate outsourcing agreements, including advising the Business on the need for such agreements
  • Preparing contract risk notes for Business sign-off
  • Handling intellectual property rights queries
  • Supporting legal advisory and strategic projects for technology, data and privacy matters to all Morgan Stanley entities and business units in APAC
  • Handling large-scale contract remediation and data extraction projects
  • Conducting legal research and assisting in other project work
  • Duties such as tracking status of legal matters



  • Qualified lawyer LLB (LLM will be an added advantage)
  • 5-8 years? post qualification experience at a law firm or in-house role in financial services or technology sectors
  • Experience in reviewing commercial contracts is preferred
  • Solid track record working in a professional environment
  • Candidate with prior legal research/projects/data background is preferred Knowledge
  • Understanding of legal documents and terminologies
  • Basic understanding and exposure to international commercial and technology law and terminologies will be an added advantage
  • Should exhibit comfort working with technology and the ability to learn and display proficiency on technical systems and programs.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel proficiency is preferred)

Skills and Qualities

  • Team player who can successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to think independently, form opinions and make decisions
  • Ability to anticipate ahead of time and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Pragmatic and analytical problem solving skills – candidate needs to consistently apply sound judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills ? ability to effectively correspond with various groups and senior professionals over email and the telephone
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of organization under pressure
  • Successfully meet established deadline requirements ? display efficient time management skills
  • Possess the ability to research and resolve issues independently
  • Experience in stakeholder management with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across regions and Business Units
  • Have the ability to effectively handle a fast paced environment
  • Ability to identify and recommend process efficiencies
  • Leadership experience is an advantage
  • Attention to detail

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