Job as Legal Counsel at Equinix

Location: Mumbai
Job as Legal Counsel at Equinix

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. is an American multinational company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that specializes in Internet connection and data centers. The company is a leader in global colocation data center market share, with 229 data centers in 27 countries on five continents.

About the Job Role

Equinix is seeking to hire a Legal Counsel, who will be primarily responsible for negotiating, drafting and managing commercial agreements.

If you are looking for serving a way that impacts the world, a career at Equinix will surround you by endless of such opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions.

Their global legal team spans 3 regions working together across borders in support of shared strategic objectives.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Being a close partner to the business, the successful candidate will be assisting in a broad spectrum of legal, commercial and compliance matters within Equinix’s business, with a particular focus on Equinix business in India.

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating customer contracts and accounts both India based and across our global platform and comfortable with liaising and engaging in discussions with colleagues at all seniority levels from both the business units and One Legal.

  • Mastering the art of negotiation such that the contracts comply with internal guidelines and have been subject to the necessary approvals with a keen eye on protecting Equinix while simultaneously achieving customer satisfaction.

  • Accountable and responsible for managing the full deal cycle, including communicating status of contracts and updating the contract management system.

  • Analyzing customer requests for information including active participation in the Bid process, advising the business on how best to respond with an emphasis on quick, accurate and comprehensive drafting turnaround.

  • Providing legal advice and responding to queries relating to customer transactions or contracts, including prosecuting litigation and/or insurance claims if required. Advising on legal rights; working closely with and providing strategic guidance to the business, including senior management across the organisation.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Admitted to practice in India. Law degree from a recognised university and about 8 to 10 years’ post qualification experience in India; with some experience in a reputable law firm. Having prior in-house experience in an MNC will be an advantage.

  • Prepared to use technology including contracts management system. Articulate, with great communication and drafting skills and highly effective in English.

  • Competent, accurate, proactive, resourceful, independent, organised, able to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines, address risk, achieve results, an effective time manager with strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and ability to foster/manage relationships across multiple departments.

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