Job @ Standard Chartered Bank as Legal Counsel

Location: Bangalore
Job @ Standard Chartered Bank as Legal Counsel

About Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England. It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking in the UK, and around 90% of its profits come from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

About the Job Role

Standard Chartered Bank is looking for professionals to fill in the full-time permanent job role of legal counsel, for its office in Bangalore, India.

Candidates looking for a career with purpose and want to work for an international bank making a difference may apply for the role of legal counsel at Standard Chartered.


  • To review, advise, draft and negotiate multi-country technology and commercial procurement contracts to ensure they meet the Group’s third-party contract standards and applicable law. This will include software, SaaS, market data and subscription licences, escrow agreements, hardware, equipment/device purchases and support/maintenance services, business process outsourcing, proof of concepts and other general goods and services agreements, including intragroup arrangements.

  • Ensure close coordination with other Legal teams, for example the client business Legal teams.

  • To provide helpdesk support for the Group’s Supply Chain Management team and Country Legal teams.

  • To analyse potential risks involved with specific contract teams and other risk owners.

  • To keep up to date with relevant policies and procedures and applicable law.

  • To provide stakeholders with accurate and timely information and advice regarding the status of technology and commercial contract matters.

  • To support with continuous improvement initiatives in relation to contract processes, workflow, guidance, playbooks and templates and provide training on contract legal issues.

  • To collaborate and coordinate with other legal teams across the Group to ensure appropriate overall matter management. Where external counsel is appointed, to manage the engagement, oversee the quality of work and effective delivery of legal support and to manage external legal costs.

  • To support on team management and administration tasks where required.

  • Responsible for adhering to the Group Contracts Policy, the Group process for supplier contracts and the Group’s third-party risk management framework.


Educational Qualifications: Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (solicitor, attorney or barrister)

Required Experience: 5+ years’ post qualification experience

Preferred Skills

  • Commercial: pragmatic, creative, practical and solution-oriented.

  • Proactive: able to use initiative and ready to identify issues without being asked and provide advice accordingly.

  • Flexible: able and willing to work long hours and, at short notice, travel to and work in challenging environments for prolonged periods of time (if required).

  • Team player: personable, responsible, helpful.

  • Organised: able to prioritise workload and manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail to highlight potential risks in contracts and errors.

  • Reliable, tactful, discreet, diplomatic: able to work with board members, other senior staff and persons of different nationalities and from different cultures, have good judgment and strong decision-making skills.

  • Self-motivated: able to operate independently with minimal supervision.

  • Energetic: enthusiastic about the role, the function and the Group.

Preferred Attributes and Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.

  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Taking personal and team responsibility for achieving the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

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