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Associate – Contract Drafting and Abstraction
The Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) team provides end-to-end assistance on all types of commercial contracting to the legal and business teams of large MNCs and law firms. The Pre-execution arm (or Drafting team) is set up to function as an extension of the in-house legal team and assist the contracting process from the point business requests a contract, to when the contract is approved and signed.
They review and negotiate transactional contracts based on our client’s organizational policies and guidelines, get the necessary approval and get the contracts signed. Complexity or deal value is not a bar in any sense for us – we provide these services for contracts ranging from bespoke and complex to more standardized or even related administrative work.(READ MORE...)
Associates are lawyers who understand the basic contractual and legal concepts and are able to interpret and review the contracts. They are also expected to have good verbal and written communication skills. Associates typically comprise the first stage of the contract review process.
Perform the first fine review, analyze and abstract a wide range of contracts, e.g. Patent License Agreements, IT Procurement Agreements, Web Hosting Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Software and Data License Agreements, Vendor Services Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Purchase and License Agreements, Sponsor Research Agreements, Inter-Institutional Agreements, Supply and Distribution Agreements, Staffing, Consulting and Teaming Agreements, Lease Agreements, Estoppels and SNDAA and other commercial contracts.
Assist senior team members in negotiating contracts for our clients from various sectors such as Banking, Telecom, Healthcare, Aerospace, Heavy Industries, Manufacturing Companies, Finance companies, Human Resource Solutions, IT Services Industry, Universities, Film Production House, Global Web hosting Company, Power Management Company, etc. Accompany seniors to client/customer negotiation calls and prepare call notes.(READ MORE...)
Bachelors/Master’s degree and Law degree (LLB or LLM) from accredited, reputable institutions
An attorney with 0-2 years of relevant contract review, redlining, negotiation, abstraction and due diligence experience (preferably in a multinational corporation, in-house legal team or law firm handling similar work)
Specific experience in CLM technology is attractive, but not essential
Good analytical & logical skills
Knowledge of English/Grammar enabling efficient comprehension of clients’ documents, codes, abstracts and other deliverables
Good written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Must be computer savvy and able to learn and adapt to different contract management platforms and client’s respective processes in order to be able to function smoothly and integrate with the client’s system
Responsiveness – Sensitive to client deadlines
Team Player – Ability to co-operate and work as a team member and encourage colleagues, maintains positive attitude, contributing to team morale
Contract Lifecycle Management technology is attractive, but not essential.
Proven capabilities in driving multiple projects, with exceptional client management and project management experience
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