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Paralegal - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (UAE) Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie Dubai - United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

3 months ago

The Role

Our Mergers & Acquisitions team is seeking to hire a Paralegal. Successful applicants should have gained commercial paralegal experience from a professional services environment, ideally within a law firm. The role will include, but is not limited to, the following:
Liaising and assisting with setting up companies, including where applicable, with government authorities such as the ADGM, Ministry of Economy, RAK Free Zone, SAIF Zone, DIFC, DED, JAFZA, DAFZA, TECOM/DCCA, Central Bank, Chamber of Commerce, and other governmental authorities. Performing record searches with government authorities. Undertake legal due diligence for M&A, private equity and venture capital team. Review legislation and case precedents; General research including in media, journals and publications. Liaising with and providing instructions to PROs and/or any other concerned personnel. May include accompanying PROs for certain matters. Prepare and draft legal documents, such as Application forms... Memorandum and Articles of Association, Board and Shareholder resolutions and powers of attorney. Prepare clients correspondence in the form of letters, emails and faxes. Work under the supervision of associates and partners. Perform administrative functions related to the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions department. Any other tasks as & when assigned by the management.

The Team

Our UAE offices offer clients one of the strongest corporate, M&A, private equity, venture capital, investment funds and commercial practices in the UAE. Our team in the UAE works closely with global clients including major tech companies and multinationals, the region’s leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity and venture capital funds and family offices. With offices across the region including in Saudi Arabia ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Egypt ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Bahrain ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Turkey ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A) the UAE team is fully integrated and offers clients unrivalled coverage for their most sensitive transactions. We are known for our deep knowledge of not just the UAE legal environment but the regional deal landscape and for being able to offer fully integrated advice across the region and globally.

Clients include private equity funds, publically listed companies, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions and major national and multinational corporations. Our practice is broad, and much of what we do is cross-border.

As the Practice is fast growing, the prospects of career promotion are promising for the right candidate. The emphasis is on developing well rounded, technically astute, commercially aware, relationship-focused lawyers, who are interested in a long-term career in a global law firm.

Key Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:
At least 1-2 years' experience in a paralegal role. Experience and/or training with a leading international firm. Excellent Arabic-English communication skills (fluency in reading, writing, speaking and ability to translate and/or review translations). Initiative and proactivity. Maturity. Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture. Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for those relationships. High work standards. Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required. Ability to work well in both a team and individually. A keenness to learn. Respects and enjoys the diversity of backgrounds found in the firm and amongst our client base.

Why join us
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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