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Company Name :- Unilever
Position Name :- Regional Legal Counsel – South
Company Location :- Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Job Category : General Category
Full Job Description :-
We are looking to hire a Regional Legal Manager for South Region
Location: Chennai Regional Office, Chennai
Reporting to: GM Legal CD
Leadership teams: Part of Regional Leadership Team (RLT) for South Region headed by RM, South and Legal Leadership Team (LLT)
Here is what your day at Unilever would look like
Collaborate with General Manager, South and RLT of South Region to develop and lead implementation of legal strategy and support business operations for South Region.
Provide expert and strategic legal advice to RLT leadership on legal matters such as impact of upcoming regulations, response to priority litigations, crisis management etc.
Corporate Advisory & documentation
Providing corporate legal advisory on any legal issue pertaining to the Company
Structuring, Drafting, negotiations with external counterparts on a variety of commercial contracts
RS (Distributor) lifecycle management including onboarding, regulatory compliances etc. for South
Monitor and support compliance of statutory and regulatory requirements in the region
Recommend and formulate the general guidelines, checklists, and procedures to ensure legal & regulatory compliance
Providing legal advisory on compliances, identifying legal non-compliances and advising on ensuring compliances by the Company
Litigation Management and External Counsel Management
Strategizing, drafting, filing and providing necessary legal support with respect to litigations of the Company
Build a network of and work with team of external lawyers, consultants and paralegal
Ensuring effective representation in and minimizing cost of litigations
Adherence to legal budget
Advocacy & External Engagement
External Advocacy with regulators and government authorities concerning legal/regulatory aspects.
Lead team of 4/5 – Legal managers/consultant/para-legal/CUC-Consultant
Manage and monitor day to day operations of legal team resources.
Combating Unfair Competition
Pre-empt and minimize product counterfeits
Unilever Policy compliance and Cascades
lead and support internal investigations with respect to integrity issues for the south region.
Awareness sessions and cascades for Legal, Integrity and compliances with internal and external stakeholder
Provide legal support to Legal and/or Business Projects assigned by the Company
The services would entail travel, including but not limited for litigation, regulatory and government engagement, issue and dispute management, etc.
Crisis Management and Support
Such other tasks or activities as HUL deems necessary for the full and complete delivery of the tasks listed hereinabove
What can you expect to do and learn?
Work with diverse set of people and explore different culture. It could be around various spectrum, generational, gender, orientation, people with disability, employees with career break or gig work force.
Collaborate with various junior folks and mentor them to be the future leaders.
Support inclusion at workplace
Understand Unilever’s business across the globe, it’s functions & the values.
Support firm’s vision and add value to the firm progress in various ways.
What are we looking for?
Holds a Bachelor’s /Master’s degree in Law
10 years of experience as an inhouse counsel along with experience at a top tier law firm
Should have prior experience of leading a team
Extensive Legal partnership experience gained in comparable environments.
Understanding of Contracts, litigation, Intellectual property rights, labour laws & Compliance is required.
Complete understanding of Indian Law & Legal requirements.
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