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Better , Legal Counsel

  • 8-10 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do, and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe its important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passionfrom employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach. The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.Better.com is looking for a Legal Counsel to join our India Legal team. If youre looking to make an impact with a team thats transforming the homeownership industry, check this out. Job Responsibilities :, Provide professional legal advice, legal leadership, strategy and risk management, Provide and set strategic direction, and sound balanced legal advice on a wide range of corporate commercial matters. Accountability for corporate compliance and legal issues. Oversight for various legal regulatory and government affairs related matters., Review and participate in the negotiation, review and approval of contracts and pro,actively ensure compliance in all areas of laws and contractual agreements and have preventive measures in place. Ensure legality of all significant contracts entered in particular with regard to third party contractors, distributors, purchasing, employment, compensation, etc., Participate in negotiation and advice and be involved in preparation of documentation for mergers, disposals, restructures, strategic alliances, acquisitions of companies (if any)., Participate, assist and liaise with corporate functional departments on key technical service fee agreements, professional consultancy,services agreements, licensing and assignments as well as in dealing with third parties in matters of conflict and settlement., Manage potential litigation and ensure that the organisation's interest is protected. Advise and assist the business partners in negotiations with third parties and to assist as appropriate in concluding settlements., Coordinate and work closely with the global legal team and corporate legal groups in the global legal function., Development and maintenance of relationships with relevant external contacts and organisations (e.g. external lawyers, lawyers of key customers,competitors, governmental organisations, regulators, trade , industry associations, external bodies etc). Identifying work to be outsourced, selection and management of external lawyers, their fee arrangements and service levels. When the event requires the appointment of external lawyers, to instruct external lawyers, manage and liaise with them., Dealing with Regulatory Authorities: Make applications, submission and follow,up for obtaining desired permissions,licenses, concessions, etc (if required) , Advise on corporate law, legal and compliance issues and other regulatory requirementsQualifications and Experience:, Law Degree from recognized university in India , 8 to 10 years of post qualification experience in a medium or large law firm or MNC (in,house), preferably both., Excellent command of both spoken and written Hindi and English, Experience providing legal counsel on a wide variety of corporate,commercial matters, Experience drafting and negotiating agreements, Initiative and creativity in seeking solutions to problems, Ability to work independently and also as part of a diverse team, Strong drive and commitment to deliver resultsBetter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a persons merit, business needs, and role requirements.