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Legal Counsel

Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN.



Legal Occupations

Published on 2022-06-29 03:46

Legal Counsel-(2200008523)



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:29/Jun/2022, 8:50:50 AM

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:Ongoing About Standard Chartered  We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we: Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing. Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential. Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process. Role Responsibilities 


Possesses technical knowledge of the legal landscape for Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) Lead and take responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance and support to business units and stakeholders on all legal matters relating to SCCL. Maintain close relationships with stakeholders including SCCL Business Head to provide them with relevant legal advice, guidance and support. Promote a culture and practice of compliance with legal standards (including conducting business within legal and regulatory requirements, with high ethical standards). Lead through example and build an appropriate culture and values. Set an appropriate tone and expectations for the SCCL team as regards good conduct. Help to embed and implement global legal standards for SCCL taking into account regional/country issues. Help to ensure that regulatory reform/changes are appropriately assessed within Legal from a SCCL impact perspective and that any regulatory reform is appropriately escalated and managed.


Member of a team providing SCCL related legal advice with respect to new products and SCCL initiatives. Provide transactional support to SCCL business having regard to Product Programme Authorisation. (PPA)/Country Addenda (CA) parameters and, if applicable, the Group’s minimum standards and guidance for the relevant product(s) or service(s). Work with Product and other stakeholders to structure and define parameters for new products and initiatives and develop template legal documentation. Awareness and understanding of the wider business, economic and market environment in which the Group operates Drive improvements to documentation processes and develop template legal documentation for SCCL businesses that are fit for purpose and promote standardisation across the Group. Implement global standards and initiatives for legal matters in relation to all SCCL businesses, including SCCL position on departures from standard clauses, and applying a consistent approach to management of issues, in particular, to matters relating to regulatory reform. Support and oversee internal legal, external legal counsels and business teams supporting/working within SCCL, and drive operational efficiencies/improvements. Promote clarity and understanding of SCCL documentation within the SCCL teams and if required, to conduct relevant training to SCCL and CSDG teams around documentation. Identify and find ways to reduce legal and reputational risk. Control the quality and cost of legal services provided by external law firms. Be aware of and understand the wider business, economic and market environment in which the Group operates. Interface with country legal and compliance on local regulatory issues


Assist in procuring that appropriate forms of legal documents are used for transactions with adequate protections and remedies for SCCL, and help management determine that transactions are valid and enforceable under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions.

People and Talent

Provide leadership and coaching to more junior members of the team to enable them to be highly engaged and perform to their potential. Promote best practice and lessons learned across the SCCL Legal team, especially in relation to SCCL legal risks and compliance with relevant regulations and internal policies/procedures. Ensure the provision of ongoing training for, and development of people, in the SCCL Legal team on relevant products and matters, and ensure that the SCCL Legal team are suitably skilled and qualified to provide Legal support and ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.

Risk Management

Act as Risk Control Owner for Legal Enforceability and Liability Risks arising in relation to SCCL transactions, as outlined under the Operational Risk Framework and associated policies and procedures.


Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which SCCL operates and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to role.

Regulatory & Business 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 SCCL. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct ​​​​​Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters. Lead India legal to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles:

Key Stakeholders

Product Heads of Legal Business Heads of SCCL SCCL Compliance

Our Ideal Candidate  Qualified to practice as a solicitor/attorney or barrister/advocate with LLB degree from reputed university in India Experience in private practice or in-house of managing complex legal issues. Sharp business acumen (including ability to assess risk and appropriate levels of return), strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and multi cultural awareness and sensitivity. Strategic vision for the SCCL Legal team. Understanding of risk management techniques. Sound judgment of business practices, regulatory relationship management and reputational risk. Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience. Personal authority with proven ability to establish relationships and provide strong direction at senior levels of the business and the Group, and with key stakeholders. Completion of Group Mandatory e-learnings. Visit our careers website

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