Bhavina

Bhavina Kotas - Flex Lawyer

Description

Lawyer

Previously worked at:

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK

Elevate Services Inc

NBC Universal, London

Languages:

French (Native)

English (Native)

Location:

UK

Curriculum Vitae

Legal work experience

Legal Counsel

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK | Jan 22 - Now

Legal Counsel for a large, high-profile corporate project, with corporate and commercial legal responsibility, working alongside the Western Europe General Manager and Nissan Executives.

Director

Elevate Services Inc | May 15 - Jan 22

Joined a law services company, providing consulting, technology and other services to law departments and law firms globally. Initially, as Senior Commercial Lawyer, then promoted to Senior Manager in 2019 and Director in 2020. Established senior relationship management with key customers, and secured repeat business.

  • Developed team capabilities; built and oversaw a team of 20 across the UK, USA and India. Included five direct reports with responsibility for legal support to six high-profile customers with annual revenue of over $1M.
  • Grew strong relationships to deliver business outcomes; accountable for strategic alliances and legal relationships with key customers, including Equinix, Seattle Genetics, Spotify, Rio Tinto and 10x Banking. Engaged with senior clients to resolve issues, and expedited resolutions as required.
  • Resolved complaints and disputes; remedied customer’s dissatisfaction, delivered insight and issue resolution, and provided executive-level client reporting, which resulted in client increasing services and retainer by 200%.
  • Increased new business and reduced company risk; demonstrated high client retention rate, and increased retainers and revenue streams across all clients due to timely and accurate completion of tasks, as well as responsive and approachable manner.
  • Brought practical and commercial perspective to legal teams; provided legal support on procurement, consultancy, technology, supply, corporate law, competition law, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, antitrust, anti-competition laws, data protection and retention, data security and privacy regulation.
  • Executed best practice compliance; prepared standard operating procedures, playbooks and process manuals, attended weekly internal and external stakeholder meetings, and conducted quality control checks of junior and mid-level lawyer project deliverables.

Legal Advisor

NBC Universal, London | Dec 12 - May 15

Broadened commercial and corporate experience with complex £2m cross-border contracts, including licensing and distribution agreements for television, content and transactional services within EMEA, Russia / CIS and France.

  • Protected interests through clear drafting; prepared detailed documentation for high-value contracts and suppliers, including Sky, TF1, Canal+ and Multichoice, provided contract interpretation, and resolved related legal issues in litigation.
  • Advised on regulatory compliance to deliver solutions; conducted research and produced guidance on licensing and media legislation across multiple different countries, and liaised with operational teams on required changes.

  • Reduced company costs, improved consistency, and gained efficiencies; drafted contract templates, implemented new playbooks, managed contract management system, and trained junior lawyers in contract interpretation.
  • Brought a practical, legal perspective to support new sales; identified process issue causing new sale delays, analysed options, and set up Powers of Attorney for agents in CIS regions. Resulted in faster sign off of new contracts.
CV

Legal education

Other

College of Law | Jul 12 - Jul 12

Uni of bristol | Mar 03 - Jul 06

BVC

College of Law London | Sep 06 - Sep 07

Other

College of Law London | Sep 06 - Sep 07

CV

Professional Memberships

SRA

| Oct 12 - Now

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