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Legal Assistant – DIFC

Middle East SALARY: 14,000 AED - 18,000 AED PER: Month TERM: Permanent

Legal Assistant
Our client is a global alternative investment fund accelerator and boutique investment bank
headquartered in the DIFC. Established in 2011, the client's goal is to identify the next generation of alpha-generating ‘hedge fund managers to manage funds in and from the DIFC. It allows managers to maximise alpha generation with the Alternative Investment Management Global Platform (AIMgp) with a unique three-pillar approach of providing:

1. Legal, regulatory and compliance infrastructure
2. Institutional operational and technological infrastructure
3. Capital introduction and asset raising network

Working with our client
When it comes to our employees, we want employees who are in for the long haul and aspire to be
a part of a growing forward-looking firm. We do not expect you to know it all. We are here to invest in you, guide you and support your learning and development. All employees are required to remain enrolled in company-sponsored continuing education and training above and beyond the statutory requirements.
We work hard, but the work is rewarding and meaningful.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist General Counsel with legal, compliance and administrative support across all business lines (including fund management, capital markets and M&A)
  • Prepare and edit legal documents, regulatory filings, project plans and internal policies & procedures
  • Management and track workflows and submission deadlines
  • Assist with the implementation of corporate governance policies and monitor the same
  • Liaise with clients and internal teams for the preparation, review and collation of due diligence and KYC/KYB materials
  • Assist clients with onboarding at counterparties and service providers (including Fund Administrators, Prime Brokers, Banks, Auditors and Legal Counsel)
  • Conduct legal research and prepare briefing notes in respect of the same

Skills and Qualifications

  • University degree and/or professional qualification
  • 1+ year of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant or similar in a reputable law firm, financial institution or corporate
  • Familiarity with legal procedures and financial services regulation in the DIFC, UAE or comparable jurisdiction
  • Corporate law, Banking & Finance and/or similar experience preferred

Salary 14,000- 18,000 AED depending on experience 

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POSTED: 13 May 2021 JOB ID: ZCLEGDXB224

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