Head of Legal Governance Risk Management and Compliance

Head of Legal Governance Risk Management and Compliance

In a Nutshell:

Gaditek is looking for an experienced leader to serve as the Head of Legal Operations (Legal, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance) who will define and execute the vision for a world-class legal operations function.

In this role, you will assess current operations functions across the legal department, define departmental needs for the future, and manage an integrated legal operations function that will partner closely with professionals across the company to deliver world class legal operations processes and tools.

Once you are here, you will:


  • Contract review and drafting, financing and credit, real estate, and general commercial activity.
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and interpret complex contracts in compliance with company policies and risk tolerance profile.
  • Consult with business leaders and provide guidance on the legal aspects of policies, procedures and processes to accomplish company objectives.
  • Support finance functions with credit and financing programs.
  • Support mergers and acquisitions team with strategic transactions.
  • Provide contract lifecycle management, legal, and ethics and compliance training to employees.
  • Assess and respond to regulatory inquiries and investigations.
  • Support other Legal, Product, and Engineering teams involved in conducting investigations, including developing best practices for conducting investigations, training, tracking, and monitoring regulatory inquiries and investigations, and responding to matters involving heightened risk.
  • Work with Product, Engineering, and Compliance teams proactively to advise them of regulatory risk.

Relevant Experience:

  • • 12 years of experience with regulatory, and/or corporate investigations, including strategically addressing, minimizing, and avoiding regulatory risk.

    • Licensed to practice law in Pakistan.

    • Experience engaging with regulators.

    • Experience with incident response and working with Internet and technology companies.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management, analytical, and investigative skills. Collaborative working style and ability to manage projects with cross-functional teams.

    • General corporate background; corporate governance management; well-versed in commercial contracting/terms and condition

    • Demonstrated strategic approach to legal problem solving

    • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills

    • Strong analytical, written, and verbal skills, with an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks

    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to interact with legal and business leaders internally and externally

Preferred Knowledge/Skills

Highly motivated, experienced contracting/transactional attorney. This attorney must be proactive, able to work both independently in a team and have strong leadership skills.

Candidates must have outstanding law school academics, strong drafting and negotiation skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Demonstrates strong abilities and/or a proven record of success managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs including the following areas:

  • Identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis.
  • Demonstrating negotiation skills with respect to legal issues.
  • Managing multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources.
  • Building consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements.

Remote Work During COVID19 Pandemic

Work from home is mandatory for all Gaditians during the COVID19 pandemic. To enable our teams to work remotely, Gaditek has introduced the following:

  • UPS for Critical Staff
  • Monthly Internet Allowance
  • Internet Device
  • Pausing all pending Loan Installments
  • Additional OPD Benefits for our Office Staff
  • Dedicated hotlines to our support teams

A special fund has been set up to support all Gaditians and their families in case of a worst-case shutter-down scenario in any area that limits access and availability to food and basic amenities. Gaditians are a family and we are committed to moving forward and through this pandemic together as one.

Additionally, our Admin team is on standby at all times to help Gaditians in any way they can. Finally, a detailed WFH policy and guide to enable productive work from home for all teams are available.

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