Microchip Technology Inc. ( Microchip ) is a leading provider of embedded control applications with a product portfolio comprising of general purpose and specialized 8-
bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-
performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM).
Microchip also licenses Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
Microchip is looking for a Corporate Counsel to work in its in-house legal department in Bangalore, India and also collaborate with its legal department in Chandler, Arizona in order to provide international support to Microchip and its subsidiaries.
The Microchip legal department provides legal advice to the company's various business units in the areas of commercial transactions, corporate law matters, software and technology licensing, intellectual property licensing and management, regulatory matters, dispute resolution, and litigation.
The Corporate Counsel will work with the Practice Group Manager to meet Microchip’s global needs. This will include review of multi-
national agreements that are primarily governed by the laws of England or a state in the United States. The Corporate Counsel will be expected to be a working transactional and corporate attorney liaising with various departments of Microchip such as Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Supply Management, and Quality.
Responsibilities will include the following :
Review, draft, and negotiate international contracts (including Statements of Work, Lease Agreements, Leave and License, Indenture of Lease, Sale Agreements, Letters of Intent, Non-
Disclosure Agreements, Power of Attorney documents, Term Sheets and Consultancy Agreements, Tripartite Agreements, Development Agreements, Vendor Agreements) that are primarily governed by the laws of England or a state in the United States, and provide practical guidance on various international transactions.
Support subsidiaries across ASEAN in corporate law and governance matters including international restructurings.
Advise and assist Engineering, Sales and Supply Management teams during negotiation with customers, consultants and / or vendors.
Settle appropriate actions and solutions for complex contracts and business issues related to non-standard or customised offerings.
Advise on compliance with company policies and render mentorship with a view to achieving the best solution for Microchip, its shareholders, and its customers.
See opportunities for scalable operations (based on optimal work processes and / or legal technologies) on a continuing basis, and implement solutions accordingly.
Manage relationships with outside counsel as approved by General Counsel / Practice Group Manager.
Work closely with global finance and tax departments and outside tax advisors.
Support commercial litigation in ASEAN as necessary.
L.LB in law.
Enrollment with the Bar Council of India.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience practicing law.
Fluent in English (reading, writing, legal drafting, comprehending spoken English and speaking).
Prior in-house experience in a multi-national corporation headquartered in the US or England required, with hands-on experience working on various contracts governed by US or English laws.
Prior experience in the semiconductor industry, other high technology industry, or manufacturing company required.
Effective at legal counselling at all levels of an organization.
Unquestioned integrity and business ethics.
Ability to work independently without supervision.
Ability to provide practical and professional guidance and advice in matters of commercial agreements, and business and legal practice.
Effective time management and organizational skills.
Substantial experience drafting and negotiating international commercial contracts in English required.
Ability to prepare clear, comprehensive draft language frequently based on incomplete outlines or concepts received from business owners.
Ability to convey complex legal issues in clear and concise business terms.
Attention to detail and follow-through is a must.
Proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and internet) required.
Some domestic and international travel to the US and Asia may be needed from time to time.