BT is hiring Principal Lawyer, India

About BT

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We’re now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we’re on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you’re interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it’s like to work at BT

About this role

To provide legal leadership and first-class commercial, legal, regulatory, compliance and contractual advice and solutions for all BT business in India.  Support on other India legal matters may be required from time to time.

You’ll have the following responsibilities

authorise commercial bids and deals and provide legal sign-off based on assurance of compliance with laws and bt trading policies

participating in key management committees and advising the India businesses on all key legal, regulatory and compliance matters;

Create a compliance framework for labour and employment laws and changes in the law

handle litigation and provide litigation advice in all jurisdictions in india

Engage with stakeholders in driving implementation of employment and labour law compliance frameworks

Advice HR on process and mitigation in dealing with grievances, enquiries, investigations, and sanctions

Connected leaders behaviour – 

  • Team coach
  • Collaborative partner
  • Solution-focused achiever

Key Decisions

authorise commercial bids and deals and provide legal sign-off based on assurance of compliance with laws and bt trading policies

participating in key management committees and advising the India businesses on all key legal, regulatory and compliance matters;

Create a compliance framework for labour and employment laws and changes in the law

Engage with stakeholders in driving implementation of employment and labour law compliance frameworks

Advice HR on process and mitigation in dealing with grievances, enquiries, investigations, and sanctions

You’ll have the following skills & experience

Extensive knowledge of commercial contracting law and practice, industry practices and standards, working with cross-border transactions

Negotiation experience with complex transactions involving multi jurisdictional service delivery (including high value deals)

Working with multiple stakeholders and teams across jurisdictions

Extensive knowledge of employment and labour laws. advising hr and business on interpretation and implementation of labour laws

Experience you would be expected to have

MANDATORY:

advising HR in labour compliances and in drafting HR policies with particular focus on proximate risks to the business (Mandatory)

Strategise and manage litigation and approach to disputes in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external counsels (Mandatory)

manage/develop training programs for stakeholders on various compliance obligations and frameworks  (Preferred)

engaging with third parties including government and law enforcement authorities to ensure effective management and mitigation of operational risks in India (Mandatory)

negotiating and delivering commercially effective contracts with BT’s customers, partners, distributors, and key suppliers (Mandatory)

having a good understanding of third party relationships in India to enable  identifying and eliminating of any ACB/FCPA risks in collaboration with regional/UK teams (Mandatory)

In addition to having thorough knowledge and understanding of the specific legislations which apply to BT’s business in India, the job holder will have a thorough understanding of the key principles and key commercial legal/contractual issues relevant to transactions (including ACB/FCPA considerations) in India and manage and oversee tax, competition, regulation, employment, intellectual property law etc. issues, including in the context of multi-jurisdiction projects. The job holder will be expected to be able to manage complex projects and resources (Mandatory)

Working with internal and external resources to ensure that BT’s businesses meet all of their compliance obligations in India, including BT’s trading policy, corporate governance, contractual, legislative and otherwise (Mandatory)

To own and develop relationships with key internal clients and act as a trusted advisor to business leaders. The job holder will be required to have a deep understanding of India’s strategy and objectives and will provide high quality customer focussed service to the team. The job holder will be expected to operate at senior levels of the business and be comfortable dealing with internal and external senior executives on a range of issues (Preferred)

To ensure that telecoms regulatory requirements in India are clearly understood by the India businesses (Preferred)

To anticipate local government/regulator actions, devise effective strategies and ability to effectively engage with local authorities (Mandatory)

To identify and articulate practical legal solutions to wide range of issues, including those relating to state and central laws in India; conflict in local laws and regulations; conflicts in procedure with substantive compliances; and those arising from local legal/customer requirements and global contractual commitments (Mandatory)

To engage with employees at all levels of the organisation in a manner that encourages transparent and free flow of information with the legal and compliance teams (Preferred)

To develop, supervise, coach, and mentor junior members of BT Legal (Mandatory)

Managing external lawyers supplying services in India (Preferred)

Ensuring identification, mitigation and management of commercial, contractual and legal risk for bids, contract negotiations, contracts, product and proposition management (Mandatory)

Providing support to BT’s global business by providing local advice in respect of global deals, strategy and product and proposition roll-outs, including dealing with any in-life issues including those relating to India laws  (Mandatory)

Supporting the creation and maintenance of region specific LGC knowledge management material and providing training to the business on BT policies and legal issues (Preferred)

Anticipating legal developments relevant to the business, and providing advice on their impact  (Mandatory)

Supporting on-going initiatives (regional and global) to implement operational efficiencies and cost savings (Preferred)

Note: COVID-19 Notice: We’ve changed our recruitment process so that we can continue to offer exciting opportunities in BT. We’ve moved to ‘virtual hiring’ until further notice – which includes video interviews and virtual onboarding, to make sure that we maintain candidate and employee safety. 

So, if you’re interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it’s like to work at BT

How to Apply

It’s easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don’t worry if you need to make changes – you’ll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

For more details visit-

https://bt.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=154774&src=JB-12000&src=JB-12000

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