JOB POST: Associate (Legal) at Morgan Stanley, Mumbai


About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

About the Position

Online applications are invited from eligible candidates for the post of Associate – Legal.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a full range of commercial contracts that may include some or all of the following:
    • Software Agreements
    • Hardware Purchase Agreements
    • Multimedia Agreements
    • Services Agreements/Engagement Letters
    • Training, Events and Sponsorship Agreements
    • Renewals/Amendments/Schedules
    • Termination Letters/Novation
    • NDAs
  • Legal Research – Conducting legal research and assisting in other ad hoc project work
  • Data Privacy – Privacy Impact Assessment, Review/Negotiate Data Privacy Exhibits and handle other miscellaneous tasks
  • Assisting in the organization and maintenance of form/template contracts
  • Handling large-scale contract remediation and data extraction projects
  • Duties such as tracking the status of legal matters

Essential Qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer LLB (LLM will be an added advantage)
  • 3+ years post qualification experience at a law firm or in-house role in financial services or technology sectors
  • Solid track record working in a professional environment
  • A candidate with prior legal research/projects/data background is preferred

Required Knowledge

  • Understanding of legal documents and terminologies
  • Basic understanding and exposure to international commercial and technology law and terminologies will be an added advantage
  • Should exhibit comfort working with technology and the ability to learn and display proficiency in technical systems and programs.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel proficiency is required – specific focus on excel macros)
  • Knowledge of document automation, contract analysis and other legal tech software is an advantage

Required Skills and Qualities

  • Team player who can successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to think independently, form opinions and make decisions
  • Ability to anticipate ahead of time and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Pragmatic and analytical problem-solving skills – candidate needs to consistently apply sound judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Ability to effectively correspond with various groups and senior professionals over email and the telephone
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of the organization under pressure
  • Successfully meet established deadline requirements and display efficient time management skills
  • Possess the ability to research and resolve issues independently
  • Experience in stakeholder management with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across regions and Business Units
  • Have the ability to effectively handle a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to identify and recommend process efficiencies
  • Attention to detail


Mumbai, India

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