Legal Counsel

Ref#: 23700

Function: Legal

Location: India, Hyderabad

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OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

An exceptional opportunity has arisen at OpenText for an experienced lawyer to join the OpenText’s global legal team. The position is based in Hyderabad, India.


Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel (APAC) based in Sydney, the Legal Counsel will responsible for supporting OpenText operations across India and South East Asia, with opportunities to support matters across the entire APAC region.

You are great at:

The position will be primarily responsible for include, but are not limited to:

providing specialised legal advice and assistance for employment and workplace relations matters including statutory benefits, human resources occupational health and safety policies and procedures, subcontracting, performance management, termination, confidentiality and post-employment restrictions and anti-discrimination matters;

providing general legal support for OpenText’s corporate matters, including company secretarial and leasing matters;

liaising with government departments in reponse to requests for information or audits;

providing training to employees and managers as/when necessary on topics of interest;

managing external legal counsel and vendor engagements; and

monitoring changes in laws and regulations;


In addition to the primary responsibilities, the corporate lawyer may from time to time provide legal support for commercial transactions.

What it takes:

You will be an lawyer qualified to practice law in India with a minimum of 8 years of post-qualification blended experience gained from working in a law firm and/or in-house within a multi-national corporate environment. Experience working with a North American multinational corporation is a bonus.

You will have strong knowledge of Indian employment law (both federal and state level) and general corporate legal support in a corporate environment.

You will have previous experience of conducting cross-jurisdictional corporate transactions and be very aware of the cultural nuances when doing business in the Asia Pacific region.

You will be enthusiastic, hardworking, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues.

You must have the ability to work autonomously as you will be only lawyer in India and will be the local representative of global legal team;

The ability to build positive working relationships and putting yourself in the shoes of those you are advising, to understand the complexities of a multi-faceted professional services business, are important parts of the role.

The ability to communicate clearly, solve problems and provide commercially focussed advice to senior fellow professionals is essential.

You will enjoy working as part of a team on a range of significant matters, in the Asia Pacific region, managing external advisers, and actively contributing to strategic decision making, analysis of risk and exposure.

You will also be responsible for your own case load, attend and conduct negotiations with business partners.

You will gain an understanding of the business and advise OpenText and staff on mitigating risk arising across the practice.

You must be fluent in both English to successful in this position.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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