Corporate Paralegal

Location: Gurgaon
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 201119
Sector: Legal & Business Support , Legal In-House

Job Brief: 

We are currently assisting our client, a global management consulting firm in their search for a corporate paralegal in Gurgaon.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with other corporate paralegals to support the Corporate Secretary function across all subsidiaries, regionally and worldwide
  • Minimum of six years’ experience with an international law firm or in-house preferred
  • Qualified Company Secretary preferred

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • We are seeking an experienced corporate paralegal to join the Legal Department to provide support to our client’s Legal Department, working independently on most matters but also in teams on special initiatives and projects.
  • Work with other corporate paralegals to support the Corporate Secretary function for all subsidiaries, regionally and worldwide. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing Board of Directors and Shareholder minutes and resolutions
  • Assisting with the appointment of officers and directors, effecting necessary changes from time to time
  • Maintaining and updating corporate minute books and related corporate files
  • Coordinating corporate filings for new and existing entities, requesting documents from Secretaries of State and other regulatory authorities, working with the firm’s agent for service of process
  • Coordinating notarization, certification and apostille of corporate documents
  • Supporting the firm’s Treasury, Finance and Tax functions with bank account and other entity formation and operational activities (e.g., dividends, intercompany agreements)
  • Responding to inquiries from offices regarding corporate information in connection with office responses to client Requests For Proposals, tax inquiries and other corporate-related matters
  • Issuing powers of attorney, certified copies of resolutions, incumbency certificates and other documents in support of the firm’s operations
  • Working with attorneys, other colleagues and outside counsel on matters relating to the application for, and maintenance of, trademarks
  • Working with outside counsel to coordinate filings and other corporate requirements under local law
  • Working with attorneys and other colleagues on corporate and other projects as needed

Desired Skills:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Professionalism, integrity, good judgment and respect for confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative without close supervision
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines with a positive attitude and calm presence under pressure
  • Responsiveness to multiple and ad hoc requests with strong sense of urgency
  • Team player with ability to interact effectively with all tenure levels and across functions
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

Background/Training:

  • University degree required
  • Qualified Company Secretary preferred
  • Minimum of six years’ experience with an international law firm or in-house preferred