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Legal Assistant – Commercial

Company name

World Duty Free Group

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff


Bethesda, MD

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant – Commercial The candidate will be part of a small team responsible for promoting the corporate governance policies of the World Duty Free business ensuring that all statutory and contractual obligations of undertakings within the Group are met. Will also be providing support to the Retail Group General Counsel ensuring statutory compliance for company secretarial matters. Day to day duties; A key point of contact for all retail stakeholders within UK & North America providing legal support and guidance to the business. Support the different business divisions within WDFG (including Finance, Internal Audit) with clear, practical, commercial legal and corporate governance guidance on the different issues that may arise in the day to day business. Provide company secretary support and assist with all relevant company documents and relevant statutory filings. Manage the corporate database for all contracts and legal documents and maintain manual records and organisation charts of all UK Group companies. Integral part of the Legal team – supporting with ad hoc queries and project work as required. Ideally hold a Law degree or LPC / Legal execs (ILEX) qualification. Qualified company secretary with corporate law experience will be considered. Experience commercial practice and in-house preferable. Experience in a city law firm or multinational company is an advantage. Should have good command of UK corporate and Corporate Governance law and regulatory issues. Knowledge of other languages (specifically spanish/italian) is preferable.

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