Job at SAP as Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Bangalore, India
Job at SAP as Senior Legal Counsel

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About SAP

SAP SE is a German multinational software corporation based in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, that develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. The company is especially known for its ERP software. SAP is the largest non-American software company by revenue, the world's third-largest publicly-traded software company by revenue, and the largest German company by market capitalisation.

About Position

SAP is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to work within its field legal organization in the Asia, Pacific & Japan (“APJ”) region. Based in Bangalore, India, you will be a part of the APJ legal team and will provide legal expertise for SAP and its business teams, particularly SAP’s sales teams, across the region.


  • Assist with the structuring of complex transactions.

  • Draft, redline, and negotiate complex terms and agreements with customers in the private and government sectors, including cloud, software licensing, professional services agreements, data processing agreements, etc. for SAP’s Cloud, Software, and Services business.

  • Work closely with the Internal Sales, Pricing, and Revenue Recognition teams during the drafting and negotiation process.

  • Assist the commercial and sales teams with legal escalations relating to the transactions you are working on.

  • Help achieve SAP’s business goals and objectives by serving as a true business partner, balancing legal risks appropriately against the commercial objectives.

  • Identify contractual risks and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions.


  • Graduation from accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in India

  • 8+ years of legal experience in applicable areas of the law and possess solid functional skills (gained in either a reputable law firm or in-house legal environment).

  • Preference is experience and expertise in (a) negotiating key terms for Cloud Agreements, such as data protection, data analysis, security, compliance/regulatory, limitation of liability terms, etc. and (b) RFP responses for public sector customers, HR matters including HR litigation and upcoming Indian regulatory topics like data localisation, data privacy and local content requirements in the Indian context.

  • Strong relationship-building, leadership and communications skills, both written and oral in the specified language(s).

  • Excellent/Fluent written and oral English

  • You are creative and demonstrate the ability to “think outside of the box”, meaning that you know when to adhere to established guidelines but you are able question established practices by suggesting new approaches that further the objectives and goals of the Company within our risk and compliance framework.

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Regular full-time

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0 - 10%

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