Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Job Description

Role Summary:

Siemens Healthcare is a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, clinical IT and medical infrastructure. The Legal Counsel will have the responsibility of the Legal function and support the business mainly in the Indian sub-continent Indian sub-continent. The Legal Counsel is member of the global Legal and Compliance team at Heathineers and has a functional reporting line to the General Counsel– India. The job description comprises Legal, Regulatory & skills required for the role.


· Provide business-oriented solutions and advice to the management, business areas/units and corporate departments in Siemens Healthcare entities located in India and other countries in Zone India to facilitate achievement the business goals and objectives.

· Advise all business units on all legal questions and issues, including advisory, drafting, reviewing and negotiation of all legal documents and transactional support on key deals and projects, in order to mitigate risk exposures to Siemens Healthcare.

· Identifies and analyzes legal risks and opportunities, and suggest mitigation measures

Responsibilities will include:

- Assisting the sales teams in preparation of commercial bids from a legal perspective and to support in the contractual structuring of projects and bids. This will include reviewing of tender documents, framework agreements, collaboration agreements, supply and services agreements and consortium agreements in close cooperation with sales team and commercial counter-parts;

- Managing project specific limits of authorization (risk management tool) regarding release/approval of specific contract risks;

- Supporting business unit/area’s procurement department & project management in respect of contractual aspects.

- Representing the company during customer negotiations to ensure efficient handling and resolution of legal issues;

- Working with relevant internal departments to review logistic, insurance and tax matters, bank bond & guarantees, letter of credits and export control issues.

- Managing disputes/litigations and contract/claim management process including liaising with and supervising external lawyers.

- Support in the area of data privacy (in particular, incident management, and expertise management);

- Legal Support in Compliance related matters.

· Actively participate in the development of processes and policies relating to the Legal Department and ensures adherence to the legal policies and processes

· Conduct or facilitate in-house legal training as required by the business and other corporate departments from time to time.

· Undertake such duties as and when assigned by the General Counsel from time to time.

Regulatory -Legal

· Implement compliance procedure for all applicable regulatory laws in the medical equipment/device space & keeping abreast with the changing legal & regulatory framework

· Advising and supporting Sales/ Project Management/ Customer service on strategic and operational topics related to compliance with regulatory laws as applicable for uninterrupted supply/delivery of medical devices to users

· Liasioning & Representation before government & quasi-judicial/judicial authorities, auditors etc. or supporting the Regulatory/ Govt. Affairs functions

Education Qualification & other Skills

· Degree/master’s in law with at least 7-10 years post qualification experience from a leading MNC, preferably in the MedTech/pharma or infrastructure industry. Members ICSI will be an added advantage.

· Good analytical and drafting skills, organized and committed to deadlines.

· Strong negotiation skills and experience, with keen ability to evaluate all legal implications with a focus on solutions and results.

· Robust personality with high levels of energy and drive.

· Self motivated, with an ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic corporate environment.

· Adaptable and commercially minded team player with a collegial personality.

· Professional ethics and high level of integrity.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with high level of proficiency in verbal and written English.

· Willing to travel for negotiations and stay in close contact with the business.

· Litigation experience, with healthcare background will be advantageous.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Private Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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