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VAC4161 - ParaLegal

Division Legal
Location London, U.K.
Closing Date 31-May-2018
About DP World

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

Europe & Russia Region

DP World operates deep sea marine terminals within the Europe and Russia Region; London Gateway, Tarragona, Antwerp, Southampton, Fos, Constanta and Le Havre.  In addition to development projects at; Rotterdam and Yarimca.  We also operate 5 inland/intermodal businesses in Germany and Antwerp and have recently opened a business in Limassol, Cyprus.

This role exists in the European Head Office located in London however this role has global obligations. This office is where the CEO and Managing Director for the Region sits alongside regional departments including Finance, Business Development, Commercial, Human Capital, IT and Legal. We also have several global departments based in London including Pensions and Heritage. 

Purpose of the Role We are searching for candidates to provide support to the Deputy Group General Counsel and Board Legal Advisor on a wide range of company secretarial, administrative and regulatory matters.  It is essential that you our customer service levels are outstanding ensuring the Company Secretariat department runs smoothly and efficiently. Assisting the team by performing investigative work and research to support legal and company secretariat procedures and processes;
Responsibilities of the Role

Amongst a host of responsibilities you will:-

  • Provide a reliable and effective administrative support within the Company Secretariat Department, taking initiative in identifying and resolving problems and issues;

  • Coordinate and assist with queries and requests received by the Department to ensure that all matters are dealt with efficiently and appropriately;

  • Prepare and manage the Group Corporate Compliance Calendar and regulatory announcements timelines, which requires developing an understanding of the company’s listing obligations, including the timeframes and dates for regulatory disclosures.  You will also need to understand the reporting processes and liaise with other departments to incorporate key dates and deadlines;

  • Assist with the drafting and/or summarising of company secretarial correspondence and documentation in any of the following areas as required: corporate secretarial, governance, compliance, and shareholders support;

  • Assist with the formation of new companies and effecting changes to the particulars of existing Group companies, and liaise with other departments, the relevant authorities, regulatory bodies and notaries, and make the necessary filings in this regard;

  • Assist with the preparation of Board materials and management packs and presentations for Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings and the Annual General Meeting.  This requires not only efficient administrative support but also contribution towards ensuring accurate content.  These materials are prepared for Executive Management & the Board requiring a high level of attention to detail;

  • Perform research on applicable regulations, laws, and legal changes in the related jurisdictions;

  • Draft formal legal documents;

Qualifications and Experience

You will have a Bachelor degree or equivalent level in relevant areas of study (e.g. Business Administration, Corporate Governance, Law).  You should be a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ISCA) or Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), or other qualifications offered by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP).

It is essential to have minimum of 4 - 6 years of experience as a Paralegal or Executive Assistant in a law firm or legal department.


Dubai, UAE :DP World, Ltd. (DP World) alerts job applicants and the public about a fraudulent scheme in which DP World has been impersonated.

The scammers fraudulently:
  • Impersonate DP World;
  • Impersonate DP World employees;
  • Conduct “job interviews” via text message, telephone, e-mail, and/or instant message (including Google Hangout) communications for work-from-home positions;
  • “Hire” employees to join DP World;
  • Provide the “employees” with funds to buy home-office equipment and pay DP World “vendors” via fraudulent checks and money orders; and
  • Instruct the “employees” via e-mail, text message, telephone, or instant message to deposit the checks into their personal bank accounts and wire or cash transfer some portion of the funds to “vendors,” which are actually the scammers.
DP World informs job applicants and the public that:
  • DP World is not expanding its operations in the United States in the next 3-6 months (as the scammers allege);
  • DP World’s operations in the United States are currently limited to Charlotte, North Carolina and are not expanding to any other locations for the foreseeable future;
  • DP World does not solicit potential employees via text message or instant messaging;
  • DP World does not interview employees by text message, e-mail, or instant messaging (including Google Hangouts);
  • DP World does not issue payment to its employees, prospective or otherwise, via paper check or money order;
  • DP World does not require employees to buy their own office equipment or personally pay vendors; and
  • The scammers have fraudulently used the name of DP World and its employees without authority and for malicious purposes.

One of the red flags that distinguishes a false communication from a legitimate DP World communication is the poor grammatical use of the English language, which is apparent in conversations with the scammers. Another red flag is the method of communication as DP World does not use commercially-available e-mail providers. No legitimate DP World communication would come from a common, publicly-available email service like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail or Microsoft Outlook.

Further, false communications can also be identified by the tasks requested by the scammers. DP World does not request that its employees pay vendors personally, whether from their own funds or from funds provided by DP World. Likewise, DP World would never ask an employee to cash a check or money order and then make a deposit into a vendor’s account.

Contacted individuals should not respond to any communication regarding the scam, and under no circumstances should any individual deposit any checks, money orders, or other payments from the scammers into their bank accounts. If such funds are for some reason deposited, no payments should be made from those funds for at least seven (7) days after the funds are deposited to ensure the individual’s bank has accepted the check, money order, or other payment.

DP World encourages potential employees to refer to its website and its “Careers” section if they are seeking employment with DP World.

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by DP World, you should direct your concerns to DP World at HO.Recruitment@dpworld.com.

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