The Legal Department of JPM is responsible for the provision of legal services to the firm. The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.
The Office of the Secretary, headed by the Corporate Secretary who reports to the firm's General Counsel, partners with senior management, directors, control groups, LOBs and corporate units to promote effective and consistent governance of the firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates (each, an Entity ).
The team also maintains the legal good standing status of these Entities in the required jurisdictions with responsibility for various regulatory reporting in all locations.
The role and key responsibilities :
The Legal Department of JPM is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join us as an integral member of the Office of the Secretary.
You will be based in Mumbai, reporting directly to the team lead based in Singapore. You will be a trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors of J.
P. Morgan Entities in India, providing corporate governance counsel and support. You will work with and support other members of the team throughout Asia Pacific to carry out, among other things, the following key responsibilities :
Governance responsibilities. These include :
promoting and driving consistent standards for legal entity governance that support the firm s strategic objectives;
providing directors, senior management and legal entities with advice, support and training across corporate governance matters, including in relation to relevant laws and regulations, governance practices and legal entity management; and
advising and assisting, as appropriate, with resolution and recovery plan related matters and other local, regional and global projects.
Board related matters. These include :
organizing board and board committee meetings;
advising on governance matters requiring board attention;
advising directors on their legal duties and on board governance practices;
advising on, organizing and implementing director orientation and continuing education; and
advising and assisting with regulatory requirements in relation to board related matters.
Legal entity related matters . These include :
organizing and maintaining, including electronically, corporate records, certifications and various documents managed by the team;
advising on corporate procedures and record retention, as relates to governance matters;
advising on inter-affiliate service agreements and managing certain regulatory filings; and
advising on company law and corporate governance matters.
Shareholder related matters. These include :
organizing shareholders meetings; and
advising on shareholders related matters.
Other responsibilities required to be performed by the Office of the Secretary from time to time.
University graduate in Law or related discipline
Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Minimum 3 or 4 years of relevant legal, corporate governance or comparable experience
Experience in regulatory reporting / filing is an advantage
Ability to work as a collaborative and proactive member of a team
Must be meticulous, organized and take pride in your work
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
Excellent written and spoken English is imperative