Legal Counsel (Assistant Manager)
Standard Chartered Bank
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Legal Counsel (Assistant Manager)

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Location: SCBNL Head Office, Naya Baneshwor

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and take responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance, and support to Business units and stakeholders across the Bank on all legal matters.
  • Maintain close relationships with stakeholders including Business Heads and Function Heads to provide the 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).
  • Provide strategically and, where appropriate, proactive advice to the Country Management Team and other requisite committees, on all legal and regulatory issues that have a significant impact and where necessary, by working with external counsel as appropriate (and seek to proactively identify such issues).
  • Act as a point of escalation for any material Legal issues across the Bank.
  • Support and collaborate with other Country Heads of Legal to develop effective strategies for identifying horizon risks for Legal and strengthening relationships with local regulators.
  • Provide support to the Share Operations Department of the Bank.
  • Provide an opinion on legal matters arising in connection with the business and operation of the Bank.
  • Vet legal documents including agreements from the legal risk perspective.
  • Draft legal documents as required for Businesses and in course of operation of the Bank.
  • Translate legal documents from Nepali to English and vice versa.
  • Liaise with the Bank’s external legal counsel in relation to the legal cases of the Bank.
  • Perform all required activities in the Bank in course of managing the legal risks.
  • Provide support to the Company Secretarial function.

Selection Criteria:

  • Age not exceeding 35 Years.
  • LLB with minimum 3 years work experience in legal field; preferably Masters in Law (LLM)
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant Nepalese laws and regulations applicable to commercial banks and the regulations/directives of Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Understanding of the Nepalese legal system including the court proceedings.
  • Experience of working as Legal Officer/Manager in an established bank or financial institution will be an advantage
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Nepali and English. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills (MS Office) including fluency in Nepali and English typing.

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