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Legal Counsel - Expansion

Country : India India

Region : Delhi


Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Job Description

As Legal Counsel your role is to support, guide and protect the H&M Group in relation to leases and other legal contracts as well as in other legal issues that arise.

You negotiate, draft and review property documents and various other agreements. You set and enforce legal standards, templates and strategies and conduct judicial enquiries, risk assessments and due diligence. You collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to ensure we get the best possible deal both legally and commercially.

  • Ensure due diligence of projects. To act as gatekeeper to the company's interests by safeguarding it through robust legal mechanisms - whether transactional structuring, clearances from authorities or financial mitigation etc.
  • To deal with various statutory, regulatory, government and judicial authorities for seeking approvals to mitigate risks.
  • Carry out negotiation, finalization and registration of contracts (including stamp duty), liaising continually with commercial and legal representatives of counterparts.
  • Oversee legal defense actions; prevention and management of litigations including filing of notice of breach, tracking notifications etc. 
  • To keep the organization updated and in line with relevant regulatory developments.
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To be successful in the role of Legal Counsel - Expansion, we believe you are comfortable making decisions and efficient in resolving situations with conflicting interests. You dare to speak your mind and have strong sense of integrity and rational thinking. In addition we believe you have the below skills:

  • A formal education within Legal curriculum is mandatory , LLB or LLM. ,with  at least 5 years of working experience in an external law firm or as in-house Legal Counsel with focus on real estate law
  • Knowledge of other areas such as employment law, company law and general contract law would be meriting
  • A growth mindset; Open and embrace change with high attention to detail
  • Strong initiative and a problem solving mindset with an organized and structured way of working
  • Team player who understands collaboration is key to achieving business goals
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Additional Information

This is a full-time position based at Saket, New Delhi, India and reports to Head of Expansion - Sonali Mediratta.

Apply by sending in your CV in English as soon as possible, but no later than July 14th, 2024. Due to data policies, we only accept applications through career page.

Global Benefits

We offer all our employees at H&M Group attractive benefits with extensive development opportunities around the globe. All our employees receive a staff discount card, usable on all our H&M Group brands in stores and online. Brands covered by the discount are H&M (Beauty and Move included), COS, Weekday, Monki, H&M HOME, & Other Stories, ARKET, Afound. In addition to our staff discount, all our employees are included in our H&M Incentive Program - HIP. You can read more about our H&M Incentive Program here.

In addition to our global benefits, all our local markets offer different competitive perks and benefits. Please note that they may differ between employment type and countries.

Inclusion & Diversity

H&M is a part of H&M Group. At H&M Group, we're determined to create and maintain inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces throughout our organisation. Our teams should consist of a variety of people that share and combine their knowledge, experience and ideas. Having a diverse workforce leads to a positive impact on how we address challenges, on what we perceive possible and on how we choose to relate to our colleagues and customers all over the world. Hence all diversity dimensions are taken into consideration in our recruitment process.

We strive to have a fair and equal process and therefore kindly ask you not to attach a cover letter in your application as they often contain information that easily can trigger unintentional biases.

Company Description

H&M is a fashion brand that offers the latest styles and inspiration, from fashion pieces and unique designer collaborations to affordable wardrobe essentials. Our business idea is fashion & quality at the best price in a sustainable way. Learn more about H&M here.

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