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Todays Date
12 December 2017

Career: Senior Vice President – Legal at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is one of the best rated banks in the world. The Group has a presence in more than 75 countries and more than 189,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Domestic Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Service. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is hiring Senior Vice President – Legal

Position Objective

  • Primary responsibility will be to provide support and legal advice to the corporate banking, investment banking business, the Global Transaction Services teams, fixed income and treasury, custody and securities businesses.
  • Advise on recovery and support the Value Preservation Group in relation to debt recovery.
  • Develop standard agreements and templates together with legal guidelines for products and documentation as appropriate and keep such documentation and guidelines updated.
  • Management of the legal affairs and legal risks of the businesses of bank and other entities in India.
  • Helping business lines and functions structure transactions, products, contracts, set up procedures along best practices, negotiate arrangements and legal terms with third parties, resolve legal problems, and propose and advise on solutions that help the business lines complete their transactions/resolve issues within the bank’s operational/legal framework.
  • Provide legal advice and support as required as required generally by business teams and other functions like human resources, finance, compliance etc.
  • Monitor legal developments which may affect the bank branch, subsidiaries and affiliates and the respective businesses in India and provide appropriate legal advice and support in relation to such issues
  • Generally advise the bank branch, subsidiaries and affiliates, as required, on legal issues arising from the organization and management of the relevant legal entities within India including corporate structure governance and operations.
  • Generally assist the General Counsel including in compliance with all Group and bank legal policies and assist in setting up, where necessary, relevant local legal policies and procedures to reflect specific legal requirements of India.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Advice and support businesses in relation to the structuring, negotiation and execution of third party agreements entered into by relevant legal entities within India
  • Supervise and manage local litigation and pre-litigation disputes as appropriate.
  • Advice and provide support in relation to setting up/launching of new products or structuring any deals including drafting/vetting and negotiating all contracts, agreements and other documentation.
  • Provide legal support to analyze and assess contractual risks in credit and other agreements and document s to protect the interest of the Bank.
  • Monitor legal developments which may affect the businesses especially bank business operations and provide appropriate legal advice and support in relation to such issues.
  • Advise on substantive legal issues and questions of law.
  • Provide legal advice and support and transaction management services for all bank business activities.

Primary Location: IN-MH-Mumbai

Job Type: Standard / Permanent

Job: LEGAL AND TAX

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)

Experience Level: At least 15 years

Schedule: Full-time

Qualifications: Degree in Law

Competencies Technical:

  • A qualified lawyer from a premier Indian/ international university
  • Good command of the law and excellent knowledge of the Indian legal system
  • Strong communication skills and very good command of the English language
  • Must demonstrate attention for detail, and possess an investigative and questioning nature.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and consult at all levels, especially with senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Ideally be flexible and possess a hands-on work style.
  • Be a proactive business partner, strategic thinker and have strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix structure environment
  • Must be responsive, able to work under pressure and foster and contribute to a collegiate and friendly working environment.

Behavioral

  • Dynamic
  • Responsive
  • Service oriented
  • Open
  • Tactful but resolute
  • High ethical standards
  • Self-motivated, independent and confident
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Good team player
  • Responsible

Qualifications: Degree in Law

Competencies :

Technical
  • A qualified lawyer from a premier Indian/ international university
  • Good command of the law and excellent knowledge of the Indian legal system
  • Strong communication skills and very good command of the English language
  • Must demonstrate attention for detail, and possess an investigative and questioning nature.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and consult at all levels, especially with senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Ideally be flexible and possess a hands-on work style.
  • Be a proactive business partner, strategic thinker and have strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix structure environment
  • Must be responsive, able to work under pressure and foster and contribute to a collegiate and friendly working environment.

Behavioral:        
  • Dynamic
  • Responsive
  • Service oriented
  • Open
  • Tactful but resolute
  • High ethical standards
  • Self-motivated, independent  and confident
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Good team player
  • Responsible

Primary Location IN-MH-Mumbai

Job Type 

: Standard / Permanent

Job

: LEGAL AND TAX  Business Activities: Support functions

Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)
Experience Level: At least 15 years

Schedule

: Full-time

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