Legal Assistant – Financial Services | Irwin & Dow


Full Time

Based at our client’s corporate DIFC office, an opportunity has arisen to provide legal and administrative support within a boutique investment bank. They work closely with fund managers, managing significant fund portfolios and providing complete integrated solutions and advisory services for hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and family offices.

This position is extremely varied and will provide administrative, compliance and legal support to the General Counsel, across all business lines including fund management, capital markets and M&A. The responsibilities for the role will include preparation, editing and reformatting of legal documents, regulatory filings, project plans and internal policy drafts. You will need to manage and track workflow and submission deadlines and assist with implementation of corporate governance policies.

Additionally, there will be significant client liaison for KYS material and due diligence for onboarding as well as significant legal research and preparation of briefing notes. The role demands considerable discretion and high levels of confidentiality.

It is therefore expected that you will be degree educated and / or possess a professional, industry recognized, qualification with a preference within Law. Our client is seeking an individual with experience as a paralegal, legal assistant or similar in a law firm, financial and / or management consultancy. Candidates must have a familiarity with legal procedures and financial regulations within various jurisdictions.

Exceptional personal skills including social competency, strong cross-functional communication and people skills alongside a high energy and the ability to be engaged both inside and outside of normal business hours on occasion is required.

The correct work ethic, personality and overall attitude is very important to our client in order to be a best fit for the company. You will be an individual with a positive outlook, high energy and a strong team spirit. The ability to multitask with exemplary time management skills is paramount as is strong interpersonal skills. Corporate appearance and immaculate presentation is key in representing this amazing office environment and its business.

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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