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Manager Legal & Compliance

  • Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India

Job description

About the company

Openprovider is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2004 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Now we are a team of 70+ people, working fully remotely from all over the world. All Openprovider employees work on a fully remote basis and without any geographical limitations. You don’t have to go to the office each day and deal with traffic or painful commutes. All you need is yourself, a laptop, and a cup of coffee. We support a healthy work/life balance and constantly strive to improve this aspect more and more every day. Thanks to a combination of experience and expertise, we enable data-driven decision-making.

About the role

We are looking for a Manager Legal & Compliance who will:

  • Provide strategic legal counsel and guidance to protect the legal interests and integrity of the company while enabling its growth and success in the dynamic Domain/Tech industry.

  • Deliver proactive and pragmatic legal solutions that support business objectives, mitigate risks, and uphold the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct across all Openprovider's entities.

  • Participate in Policy drafts with regulatory bodies like ICANN/ Government agencies affecting the sector and therefore the company.

Key responsibilities:
  • Creating and reviewing internal and external policies;

  • Creating, reviewing, and negotiating agreements of all forms, such as terms and conditions, consumer contracts, commercial contracts, licensing agreements, accreditation agreements, service agreements and others;

  • Providing advice to all departments of the company with regard to human resources, security policy, product development, marketing activities, Internet policy and compliance;

  • Coordinating all the external legal consultants in the Netherlands, Spain, and India;

  • Managing legal disputes, claims, and litigation matters effectively, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation, to achieve favourable outcomes while minimising legal exposure and costs;

  • Ensuring GDPR compliance and data protection across all aspects of the organization's operations.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree from an accredited law school;

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience practicing law, with a focus on technology, intellectual property, or corporate law;

  • Proven experience in a leadership or management role within a legal department or law firm, with demonstrated success in leading and developing a team of legal professionals;

  • Experience with the domain/hosting/tech industry is highly preferred;

  •  In-depth knowledge of various areas of law relevant to the tech industry, including intellectual property, data privacy, contract law, employment law, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and international law.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex legal issues, provide strategic legal advice, and develop creative solutions to legal challenges.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements, contracts, and legal documents.
  • Knowledge of GDPR policies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences;

  • Fluent English;

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate legal risks and opportunities, develop legal strategies that align with business goals, and drive positive outcomes for the company.
  • Strong business acumen, with a deep understanding of the company's business model, industry dynamics, competitive landscape, and market trends.

What we offer

  • Full-time job
  • 100% remote work (you can work from any location, no need to go to the office);
  • Paid time off and sick leave;
  • International team and regular online and offline events to stay connected;
  • Internal workshops, and knowledge-sharing sessions;
  • Quarterly review and annual salary review;
  • Flexible working hours (we don`t have time trackers, we are a result-oriented company);
  • We are an ISO 27001-certified remote workplace.