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Legal Officer (Paralegal)

Date: 25-Aug-2021

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Job Summary

The Legal Officer will handle all company secretarial duties relating to Alghanim Industries companies located inside ( “Kuwaiti and GCC Companies”) and outside (“Global Companies”) (with an emphasis on India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Turkey, Bermuda, China and Mauritius) while providing other support to the Company Secretary function.

 

The Legal Officer will be expected to:

  • Provide advice and support to all Alghanim Industries business units in relation to the Kuwaiti, GCC Companies and Global Companies, including: AGMs/EGMs, incorporations/dissolutions, share transfers, annual filings, minutes, powers of attorney, licenses and other corporate actions.
  • Coordinate and work closely with all other Alghanim Industries central functions (particularly Legal, Finance, Treasury), foreign management companies, external counsel, and Global Company directors to maintain a seamless, efficient, effective working relationship.
  • Monitor compliance with applicable regulations and internal policies, and communicate with relevant parties to ensure alignment.
  • Render complex issues intelligible to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, while maximizing the commercial opportunities and minimizing the risks associated with the company’s business ventures.
  • Maintain corporate files for all Kuwaiti, GCC and Global Companies as well as entity organizational charts.
  • Create, update and maintain an array of templates and online resources for use across the company as well as within the Legal Department.
  • Research and prepare reports for internal shareholders, including the Head of the Legal Department.
  • Supervise completion of certain deliverables and tasks by the Company Secretary administrative staff.

 

Candidate profile

  • Degree related to law or business.
  • Formal Company Secretary training is preferable
  • Experience working as a Company Secretary for a legal team or 1 year as a lawyer or a secretary to the Board of Directors
  • Strong Arabic Language skills.
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Prior experience working in a supervisory role.
  • Prior exposure to family-owned companies.
  • Sound knowledge of office management and filing systems.
  • Diligent, self-starting and able to complete projects on schedule with minimal hand-holding.