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Paralegal (Fixed term)

  1. Dubai
  1. Corporate

Paralegal (Fixed term)

We are looking for a Paralegal to support our Middle East location. The role will be based in Dubai.

Paralegal duties and responsibilities

  • Arabic-English translations of legal and administrative documents;

  • Translation review of contracts (English-Arabic);

  • Comparison of legal documents;

  • Review and draft of simple contracts such as NDAs and MOUs;

  • Support in employment and corporate matters;

  • Administrative support: filing documents, organising and maintaining files, updating databases and standards agreements, handling lawyers’ invoices, maintaining entity signatory database, drafting corporate resolutions, maintaining list of awarded projects, maintaining list of parent company guarantees;

  • Administrative assistance: travel arrangements, schedule meetings etc;

  • Legal research;

  • Liaison with local authorities for corporate and employment matters.

Other/interpersonal skills:

  • Attention to detail

  • Confidentiality

  • Research skills

  • Collaboration and communication skills

  • Multitasking capabilities

  • Good sense of judgement

  • Ability to work independently

Paralegal qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Fluent in Arabic & English (spoken and written)

  • Degree in law (paralegal degree, Bachelor of Law or equivalent), preferably Civil-Law qualified

  • The role fixed for one year. Possibility of contract extension after one year based on business decision.

  • Preferably someone who has reasonable experience of working or studying in N. America or W. Europe

  • Previous experience working in house legal counsel preferably in the UAE or other ME countries

  • Familiarity with the UAE legal system (corporate, commercial, employment or/and contract law

  • Excel, Word and Outlook skills

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants;

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering consultants, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


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