Tata Communications, operating at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human activity – the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is looking to hire a Senior Manager Legal for their New Delhi Office.
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 the main liaison point for banking and financing transactions. Monitor filing and closure of claim settlements. Prepare quarterly litigation reports 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.
Position Summary (Key requirements/Purpose of the job): Representing the company and interacting on its behalf with various Government Organizations like DoT. WPC, TRAI, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Department of Space, Ministry of Home Affairs etc. for approvals in various ongoing cases; Managing and maintaining the relationships with relevant Officers in all these aforesaid Govt. Departments/Agencies and the Regulator; Creation and maintenance of advocacy resources with various NGOs/other influential persons; Managing the advocacy works for achieving the Corporate objectives as required;
Creating new resources and relationships for managing the advocacy works; Monitoring the progress of various cases in DoT, TRAI, MIB, DOS & Other Govt. Organizations and taking corrective action in case of adversity and representing the organization viewpoint in various Government/non-Government Forums/Organizations. Preparation of response to various Consultation Papers of TRAI and in the Regulatory position papers and advising various Business Units in respect of regulatory submissions in WPC and DoT.
Major Responsibilities: Interacting with DoT, WPC, TRAI, MIB, DOS, MHA, Designated Security Agencies for expediting the approvals wherever required in various ongoing cases. Monitoring the progress of critical cases in Designated Security Agencies to avoid any adverse action by taking appropriate corrective action wherever required; Protecting the interest of the company in various Ministries of the Government of India as well as before TRAI and the Designated Security Agencies.
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About the Company:
Tata Communications is operating at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human activity – the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. As a digital ecosystem enabler, the company enables the digital transformation of enterprises globally. With solutions orientated approach and proven managed service capabilities and cutting-edge platforms, Tata Communications drives the next level of intelligence powered by cloud, mobility, IoT, collaboration, security and network services. Both today, and in the future.
As an agile, challenger brand, the company’s journey – first from India-based public sector agency to global telco and now to digital ecosystem enabler – has given it intimate and intricate knowledge and know-how to uniquely advise and enable organizations around the world in their own voyage of digital transformation – unlocking opportunities for businesses to enable borderless growth, boost product innovation and customer experience, improve productivity and efficiency, embed agility and manage risk.