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Senior Legal Counsel

Category: Product ID: 4955


About the job

Location: Mumbai

About The Role:

AVEVA is looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel based in Mumbai who is a dynamic, hands-on, and mature legal professional and who takes a commercial and pragmatic approach to complex issues. Working with an experienced and well-established legal team in APAC, the successful candidate will play a key role in the India region and provide professional and timely advice to various internal stakeholders as well as lead negotiations with the company’s partners and customers. This is a broad role that will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to work across different countries and cultures and be an important part of a business leadership team. The role reports into the Associate General Counsel, APAC and will also contribute as the legal partner with all functions, including sales, commercial team, procurement, operations, finance, and HR. We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel who has exceptional business acumen, integrity, and ethics. The successful candidate will need the street smarts and skillsets to digest complex and cross-border issues and build relationships across the business. There will be opportunities to travel in the Asia-Pacific region on an as-required basis for projects and customer-facing negotiations. As the successful candidate matures, there will also be opportunities to lead and manage junior counsel in the team.

What will you be doing?

  • Be an integral part of the continued growth of AVEVA’s commercial deal pursuits as well as general legal issues that arise in the India region.
  • To ensure compliance with all applicable laws and group legal guidelines, we provide cross-functional and multi-disciplinary legal support and advice.
  • Advise, review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts, including but not limited to software services agreements, maintenance agreements, consultancy agreements, global contractual framework agreements, procurement, subcontractor, and strategic alliance agreements, as well as other in-bound commercial agreements.
  • Liaise with and be the point of contact for internal business clients and other members of the legal department.
  • Lead and assist with various special projects as may be assigned, such as developing standard contract templates, policies, and processes; improving the contract management process; and educating internal teams to ensure conformity and consistency in the application of relevant policies.
  • Assist with all HR and licensing matters in the India region.
  • Manage and coordinate with internal subject matter experts, external counsel, and relevant authorities as needed.
  • Prepare contract summaries, legal trackers, and dispute resolution trackers to aid in the management decision-making process.
  • Assist in the development of legal procedures, practices, and structures to support APAC operations and businesses.
  • More than 13 years of experience as an attorney, preferably in a top-tier law firm or with relevant in-house experience with global IT services companies providing software licensing and maintenance services and with copyright, intellectual property, and trademark registration and protection matters.
  • Sound judgment, strong communication skills
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Excellent contract negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Experience managing outside counsel, competing demands and working under pressure
  • Familiar with Asian business culture and ethics, as well as exposure to international business horizons,
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently.
  • Willing to travel.

AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. We call this “performance intelligence.” AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries.

We take pride in our core values and the diversity of our people, valuing the unique experience and expertise that people from different backgrounds bring to our business.

AVEVA is an equal opportunity employer and we take pride in the diversity of our employees, valuing the special experience and expertise that people from different backgrounds bring to our business. The ability to develop ground-breaking technologies is one of our key assets, and our people make it happen.

Come and join AVEVA to create the transformative technology that enables our customers to engineer a better world.