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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 Corporate and M&A Legal team and 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 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 key cyber initiatives including the Legal function's readiness to respond to a cyber-attack and communication protocol.
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
Must be a qualified lawyer (solicitor, attorney or barrister) with 8+ years' post qualification experience and have:
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 traditional 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.
Experience working at a regional and / or global capacity is beneficial.
Understanding of risk management techniques.
Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience.
Be collaborative, and a strong team player.
Personal authority with proven ability to establish relationships and provide strong direction at senior levels.
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
Internal Number: 6422997
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