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Legal Management

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
November 07, 2019

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RITIJ CHACHRA

PHONE: +1-437-***-****

EMAIL: adasc6@r.postjobfree.com

ADDRESS: ****-** **** ******, *******, M5V 3T5

WEBSITE: www.linkedin.com/in/ritij-chachra-29887364

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

8 years of experience in Contract Review and Management, Compliance and Risk Management; and Legal Research and Writing;

Catered customers in telecom, manufacturing, procurement, steel, real estate, IT, financial and insurance sector;

Vetting, drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of agreements;

M&A Due Diligence;

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management;

Commercial Contracts and General Advisory;

Smart Contracts/Block Chain Contracts developer;

Template creation and Contract formation specialist;

Strong team management skills.

WORK EXPERIENCE

I.Contracts Specialist, CyberSecurity Umbrella, Inc., Toronto

August’2019 - Present

Review and manage company contracts;

Evaluate risks in the contracts and escalate to appropriate stakeholders;

Assist in development of data privacy and ISMS policies;

Review and manage IP rights under the contract.

II.External Counsel to Vodafone Procurement Company, Luxembourg

(under independent contract with Qui Prior Services Private Limited)

September’ 2015–July’ 2019

a)CONTRACT REVIEW AND MANAGEMENT

Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of domestic and international agreements such as Master Services Agreements (MSAs), Software License Agreements, Cloud Agreements (SaaS, PaaS, etc.), Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs), Lease Agreements, OEM Agreements, Purchasing Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Amendments, Bids, Request for Proposal (RFPs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Statement of Work (SOW), etc. and other legal and commercial documents;

Review and draft agreements using companies’ templates/standard form;

Engage with stakeholders to carry out revisions to contracts, as necessary;

Lead contract negotiation and engage with stakeholders on complex issues;

Develop and initiate contract renewals;

Manage and administer contract database, timely update contract management tools, use reporting tools to generate various reports, create, update and manage contract repository;

Review and manage contract change order/request;

Subcontract negotiation and formation of subcontract, ensure all applicable provisions flow down from the main/prime contract;

Create contract policy and Playbooks and review contracts in line with company’s existing policies and procedures;

Review and prepare contract approval sheet/contract summary and handover notes to facilitate contract approvals and closure.

b)COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Evaluate risks in existing contracts and suggest mitigation measures;

Monitor vendor compliance with contract terms;

Assist business in organising and managing contract obligations/requirements;

Review and monitor compliance with contractual obligations of the parties;

Participate in risk management activities as per client requirement;

Identify business and legal risks and escalate to stakeholders;

Negotiate and amend contracts to eliminate risks.

c)COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS AND GENERAL ADVISORY

Advice stakeholders on compliance and contract related issues;

Interpret contracts and legal documents for business/commercial teams;

Opinions on contract/legal issues;

Advice business in responding to RFPs/RFX;

Research on complex contract issues.

d)DATA PRIVACY

Review and negotiate Data Protection Agreements (DPAs);

Analyze risks and escalate to privacy stakeholder;

Assist in privacy impact assessment;

Review privacy policy;

Review and update DPA template in light of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);

Participate in data privacy/data protection activities as per company’s requirement.

e)TEMPLATE CREATION AND CONTRACT FORMATION

Create templates for procurement and sale of various products and services.

Created following templates –

i)Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions,

ii)Raw-Material Procurement Agreement,

iii)Corporate Lease Agreement,

iv)Software License Agreement,

v)Warehousing Agreement;

vi)Template for procurement of Internet of Things (IOT)/ Artificial Intelligence (AI) products;

vii)NDAs – mutual, one sided and multi-party;

viii)Template for procurement of services (generic);

ix)Terms of use for website/mobile application;

x)Privacy Policy for website/mobile application.

f)PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Assist in selecting suppliers and negotiating fees/prices and other terms to reduce costs and expenses and identify saving and favourable pricing opportunities in higher value contracts;

Third party risk management;

Manage and monitor procurement including evaluation, contracting, legal consideration, pricing and risk assessment;

Compose and assist in Request for Proposal (RFPs)/RFXs

Negotiate agreements with bid winners;

Monitor, Manage and report contract performance and escalate non-compliance;

Implement and maintain contract management process;

Draft and review Purchase Orders, Change Requests/Change Orders/Amendment, Renewals, etc.

Act as a point of contact between various business team and legal department;

Measure vendor performance through SLAs and KPIs and take actions.

g)SMART CONTRACTS/BLOCK CHAIN CONTRACTS DEVELOPMENT

Create terms and conditions for smart agreement;

Ensure contract terms and conditions are properly translated into a software code by the programmer;

Ensure there are no gaps between the human version and machine version of the contract;

Advice on the jurisdiction and governing law of contracts; dispute resolution, etc.;

Test and verify smart contract to ensure it does not self-execute in case there is a security breach, fraud, bankruptcy, injunction issued by courts or mistake of law or fact.

h)LEADERSHIP

Team Leader of a 7 member team of professionals for an off-shore project;

Main liaison with stakeholders and outside contracting representatives;

Identify training needs for team members;

Conduct regular trainings/coaching;

Prepare training materials;

Resolve issues/conflicts within the team;

Supervise workgroup;

Ensure timely delivery of deliverables and project reports;

Quality check of work product;

Prepare project plans and ensure those plans are properly executed;

Assess scope of work;

Maintain and update project trackers;

Recruit resources;

Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills;

Experience handling team and working under pressure;

Ability to deal with pressure and work in a deadline driven environment;

Effective communication skills verbal and written.

III.Assistant Manager ● Thomson Reuters – Pangea3 Legal Managed Services, NOIDA

July’ 2011–August’ 2015 (Campus recruitment)

a)CONTRACT REVIEW AND MANAGEMENT

Summarize key contractual terms;

Escalate key contract issues to stakeholders for appropriate and timely resolution;

Review and draft a wide variety of agreements;

Negotiate and render transactional support to clients across various jurisdictions;

Create, maintain and update correspondence for contracts and other legal documents;

Maintain, organize, track and update all existing and pending contracts in contract database;

Conduct contract organization/due diligence to look out for missing contract, missing amendments, identify if the contract is fully executed and look out for other issues and ensure contract package is complete;

Abstract, interpret and summarize Lease Agreements;

Managed multiple tasks and project and prioritize between projects

Conduct legal risk mapping and deviation analysis;

Render contracts-related legal support in managing clients’ obligations and help them understand their legal risks and liabilities under executed contracts.

b)M&A DUE DILIGENCE

Ascertain potential and existing risks and liabilities in company’s contracts and other legal documents;

Review and abstract information from Company’s agreements, approvals, third party consents, correspondence, constitutional documents, etc.;

Provide consolidated view of critical information about the company to allow clients to determine the potential success of a merger or acquisition.

c)CLERIKAL AND OTHER GENERAL DUTIES

Proof-read, redact, summarize, edit and process a range of legal documents including complicated legal agreements, legal memoranda, presentations and correspondence;

Generate comparison versions of legal documents using track changes, and maintain version control;

Create and revise MS excel spreadsheets and MS Power Point presentations;

Organize filing system for all legal correspondence and documents;

Create correspondence with clients in accordance with the requirements at laid out by the team;

Manage, track and monitor various contacts;

Plan and organize meetings, conference calls and client events;

Handling contract management tools like Emptoris, Ariba Contract Workspace, handling DMS uploads, etc.;

Great client service orientation and relationship, handling multiple projects and client account;

Perform general clerical duties like filing, reporting, travel arrangements, scheduling appoints;

Liaison with clients/lawyers on legal and administrative issues;

Provide support with respect to reporting, billing, calendar management, etc.

Legal Research using platforms like Lexis Nexis, Practical Law, etc.;

Assist lawyers with document preparation, formatting and execution;

Prepare correspondence and legal document for review.

d)LEADERHIP

Quality check of deliverable;

Interact with client/business/lawyers;

Maintain project plans;

Train/coach team members;

Handle multiple projects and prioritize between the projects;

Managing deadlines.

EDUCATION

University Bachelor’s Degree - Law

Senior high school – Commerce background

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Qui Prior Leadership Award

Contract Specialist for Qui Prior (www.qplspl.com/our-people.html)

Employee of the Month

Lean Six Sigma Training Certificate (White Belt)

Thomson Reuters Certified Trainer (TR-CT)

VOLUNTEER

Organized and managed corporate and social events

Actively participated in cultural events

National Commission for Women (NCW)

United Nation Development Fund For Women (UNIFEM)

TECHNICAL AND OTHER SKILLS

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Good Knowledge of Ariba Contract Workspace, Emptoris, eBrevia, Kira, Salesforce and other contract management tools

Experience using Practical Law, Lexis Nexis;

Knowledge of accounting and maths;

Problem solving and analytical skills;

Tech-savvy – able to learn new computer skills;

High attention to detail.



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