Godrej Properties Limited
Senior Manager - Legal
About Godrej Properties
Godrej Properties is among the fastest growing real estate companies in India, having grown by a CAGR of 20% by booking value in the last 5 years and earned the distinction of being the largest listed real estate developer in India for last two financial years (FY2018 and FY2019). We aim to accelerate this momentum further over next few years and are looking for motivated individuals to be a part of our growth story.
Godrej Properties has a unique Joint Venture based development model which helps us to keep an asset light balance sheet, thereby mitigating financial risks associated with a debt heavy structure, supports independent scale-up of local operations across various geographies and create a strong business development pipeline.
GPL has been consistently ranked amongst the top 2 places to work in the Real Estate segment in the “Great Places to Work” survey. We take much pride in fostering an inspiring workplace, with an agile and high performance culture. We are also deeply committed to recognising and valuing diversity across our teams. GPL brings the Godrej Group philosophy of innovation, sustainability and excellence to the real estate industry. Each development combines a 122–year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. GPL has received 8 awards in Q1 FY19. Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across the country in 12 cities.
Our People Philosophy
Core to our employer brand, is the philosophy of tough love. We expect a lot from our team members, differentiate on the basis of performance and potential through career opportunities and rewards and lay particular emphasis on developing, mentoring and training. We believe that passionate, rounded individuals with diverse interests make for better Godrejites. And we understand that our team members play multi-faceted roles. This is why we encourage them, not just to explore their whole selves, but also create an enabling space for them to do so.
Your Roles & Responsibilities
Particulars of the Vacancy
Senior Manager (majorly - Documentation role)
The incumbent shall be responsible for :
In house drafting of all transactional documents such as joint development agreement, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements. LLP Agreements/Deeds, Agreement to Sell, Sale Deeds, Lease Deeds, General power of Attorney as well all other contracts, agreements, Bank Guarantees etc.
Title due diligence of land and timely risk identification
In house drafting of all contracts/documentation such as application forms, buyer’s agreement, conveyance deeds, lease deeds, all customer related documents/communications, collaboration/joint venture agreement for land development GPA, etc. timely closure of documents/agreements from legal perspective.
In house drafting of legal notices, pleadings related to disputes/litigations
Conformance with all legal requirements related to contracts,
In time and Timeliness and correctness of legal opinion, as may be required by the company from time to time.
Interaction with the internal teams and external lawyers, JVPs, clients, customers etc.
Direct reporting to North Zone Legal Head
Experience: 6 - 8 Yrs (preferable from a law firm or Real Estate Industry)
Type of Experience/Responsibility
Has hands on experience in handling joint venture transactions independently including (a) drafting of collaborations agreements, joint development agreements, LLP Deeds, General Power of Attorneys; (b) negotiations with the opposite party for closure of transaction; and (c) Risk identification in the transaction with mitigation
Has knowledge of land and has handled title due diligence and has complete knowledge of revenue/land records.
Has hands on experience in handling customer related issues, including (a) drafting of application forms, allotment letters, buyer’s agreements, conveyance deeds, maintenance agreements etc.; and (b) handling disputes raised by the customer
Has hands on experience in research work, RERA etc. Generate a knowledge repository for updates on laws, regulations, ordinances, by- laws relating to real estate industry and make the same available to the team.
Has hands on experience in handling all types of contracts, Bank Guarantees, service agreements and other deeds and documents.
Experience of handling litigations, representing GPL in court hearing, draft and review pleadings.
Necessary Skills Sets and Desirable
Drafting (Contracts and Pleadings)
Ability to manage negotiations and drafting simultaneously in very tight timelines.
Good command on English with qualitative drafting skills.
In-depth knowledge of legislations and regulations relevant to real estate
Exposure of handling customer disputes and negotiating land owners