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Manager - Legal

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Date: 18-Nov-2020

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Tata Communications

Job Family Descriptor

The primary function of the role is to provide commercial transactional support to the APAC business, and to support cross functional projects and initiatives. The business teams may be located within APAC or in other jurisdictions. The work includes supporting RFPs and contracts- both negotiating new contracts and supporting in-life contract matters (such as, interpretation of terms, amendments, preliminary support on disputes before handover to the litigation team).

Level Descriptor

Tata Communications is seeking a highly motivated and qualified lawyer to join its legal department.  The position is based in Singapore.  The successful candidate will be part of our Commercial Legal team and will report to a Senior Legal Counsel or to the Director, Legal. 

The primary function will be to provide commercial transaction support for sales and business teams (within the region and other locations as required) and to support cross functional projects and initiatives.

Purpose - Broad objective of the role

The primary function will be to provide commercial transaction support for sales and business teams located within the region, and other locations as required and to support cross functional projects and initiatives

Operating Network - Key External
Operating Network - Key Internal
Size and Scope of Role - Financial
Size and Scope of Role - No. of direct reports
Size and Scope of Role - Total team size
Size and Scope of Role - Other size parameters
Minimum qualification & experience
  • A LLB  (or equivalent) degree with admission to the bar in at least one relevant jurisdiction or one common law jurisdiction;
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience (not including training contract), with experience in  general corporate, commercial and contract law;
  • Knowledge and experience related to the telecommunications or other technology industries;
  • Excellent technical drafter with a strong understanding of contract law;
Other knowledge/skills
  • Ability to work autonomously (with limited supervision), but collaboratively with other members of the Legal team, with the judgment to escalate items where appropriate;
  • Time management skills with ability to manage multiple transactions and stakeholders;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Ability to work in an unstructured, fast-paced, multi-cultural environment; and
  • Ability to work and thrive in a remote-working environment and proactively take steps to integrate with the organisation; and
  • Motivated and proactive individual who provides solutions and can close matters promptly. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating “standard” and “non-standard” commercial agreements for the provision of services with minimal supervision and advising business/sales team of relevant issues;
  • Providing legal support for miscellaneous matters (not limited to sale contracts) including HR, leases/facilities;
  • Supporting Senior Counsel(s)/ /senior members of the team, on complex transactions or other matters, as requested.
  • Keeping senior stakeholders informed and escalating issues where needed in a timely manner;
  • Managing multiple matters at a time and proactively engaging with internal stakeholders to drive a deal to closure;
  • Developing knowledge of and applying skills to interface with and refer matters to other legal department teams as required (including procurement, compliance, regulatory and litigation) and ensuring timely closure of transactions in accordance with Company strategy and policies;
  • upporting miscellaneous know-how and best practice documentation projects, including creating and updating standard templates and acting as SPOC on cross-functional projects assigned; and
  • Performing legal research/analysis and drafting opinions and position papers upon request.
Technical Competencies


  • Experience of negotiating global or multi-jurisdiction contracts and deals.
Knowledge / Skills
Communication Skills

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