Counsel - Gurgaon - 17658BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.



Job Description

The Role / Responsibilities
  • Together with other relevant members of the Global Legal Department, advising on diverse legal matters such as:
  • Corporate governance, administration and company secretarial matters.
  • M&A transactions, company projects, corporate reorganisations and affiliate relationships.
  • Customer arrangements, including rating contracts, customer negotiations, tender procedures, new product development, sales and marketing materials, confidentiality and hold harmless letters, debtor/collections issues.
  • New laws and regulatory developments and regulatory enquiries/investigations/enforcement actions.
  • Litigation, complaints/disputes and employment matters.
  • Supplier contracts, data protection issues and other miscellaneous matters.
  • Reporting material legal issues to management.
  • Development of standard forms and guidance notes, and arranging, preparing and/or delivering presentations to internal staff on legal issues.
  • Managing relationships with external counsel


Strong academic record
Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in India
Significant experience of at least 7-10 years working in a leading private practice law firm or relevant in-house role with demonstrable experience in relevant areas of law/practice. Ideally with in-house experience. Experience working at or with a regulator would be very useful.
Experience working in an international environment
Experience working with senior individuals
Experience dealing with board matters
Experienced in negotiation
Knowledge of financial services products / markets
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills
Strong drafting skills
Strong attention to detail
Excellent administration, project management and document management skills
Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Able to operate independently and make decisions with minimal supervision
Flexible approach: business minded, but understands fully Moody’s legal and regulatory risks and ensures matters operated within acceptable boundaries
Able to quickly grasp diverse and complex issues
Able to present a positive image of Legal Department
Ability to manage, supervise and mentor others
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.