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The Role Responsibilities
Provide proactive strategic legal advice and support on key technology and innovation legal issues and legal matters across the Bank's client businesses. Engage, build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders across the Bank's client businesses.
Reviewing, advising, drafting and negotiating global and multi-country technology and innovation transactions, including system and software integrations, software licenses, managed services, technology outsourcing and other technology and e-commerce arrangements.
Provide legal support and expertise in relation to technology and innovation developments which support the key digitisation initiatives of the Bank (including for example partnering with Standard Chartered Ventures on its innovation initiatives, and working with FinTech companies and start-ups, electronic contracting, data and analytics projects, and other emerging technologies such as virtual banks, proofs of concept and pilots, and partnerships and collaborations, tokenisation, trading platforms, and blockchain initiatives).
Provide legal support and advice for ongoing vendor and contract management issues including management of pre-litigation contract disputes and for specialist technology legal advisory support (including advising on topics such as technology, IP, data privacy and supply chain governance issues) supported by the broader legal teams as required.
Work with the Bank's various Risk owners such as Compliance, Regional and Country legal, information security, and cloud governance teams, to ensure that technology and innovation projects and initiatives have the necessary legal and regulatory clearance, and comply with the group's standards.
Provide relevant stakeholders with accurate and timely information regarding the status of technology and innovation matters. Drive best practices and lessons learned across the Bank network and create and provide training on legal issues in the sourcing and technology areas to legal teams, Technology and Innovation (T&I) teams and group functions including supply chain management.
Anticipating, identifying, mitigating, monitoring and reporting legal risks in relation to technology and innovation projects and initiatives as required by the group's risk management framework.
Support the Head, Legal, Business Technology and senior members of the Business Technology Legal team in developing effective processes (including training, advice and support) to ensure that policies, procedures and standards to address legal risk are effectively implemented. Support the development and roll-out of training programs on managing legal risk associated with third party provider contracts within the scope of the Business Technology Legal team.
Provide legal representation on relevant Project Steering Committees and Project Working Groups and reporting to relevant risk committees.
Support the API and Open Banking initiatives of the Bank.
Ensure close coordination with other Legal teams, for example the client business Legal teams.
Where external counsel is appointed, liaise with external counsel and ensure the scope of work is defined and appropriate, oversee the quality of work and manage external legal costs and ensure appropriate overall matter management.
Our Ideal Candidate
A good knowledge and understanding of technology legal matters including experience in current technology and innovation trends (preferably in the financial industry) such as API, blockchain, consortiums, and other FinTech initiatives as well experience in technology procurement topics such as IP, Cloud, e-commerce, data privacy, information security and outsourcing.
Experience in the banking industry (whether through in-house or private practice) is preferred but not mandatory.
Experience in leading, structuring, and executing a wide variety of technology and innovation transactions with a strong emphasis on internal and external stakeholder management.
Profile: Able to work with various levels of management to develop and implement strategic projects/initiatives and develop relationships with senior stakeholders across the Bank's client businesses.
Commercial: Be pragmatic, creative, practical and solution-oriented.
Proactive: Able to use initiative and ready to identify issues without being asked and provide advice accordingly.
Flexible: Able and willing to adapt and work in various different and challenging working environments and scenarios if and where required.
Team player: Personable, responsible, helpful, proactive, and solution oriented.
Organised: Able to prioritise workload and manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines.
Reliable, tactful, discreet, diplomatic: Able to work with board members, other senior staff and persons, have good judgment and strong decision making skills.
Self-motivated: fast learner who can operate independently and autonomously.
Energetic, curious: Be enthusiastic and curious about the role, the Legal function, and technology developments across the group.
Responsibility and perseverance.
Highest professional standards.
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
Internal Number: 6226203
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