Paralegal

Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF Properties)
UAE

Ref: MP703-04
Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF Properties)

The Role


The Role


Performance of a diverse range of legal tasks for MAFP’s Legal Department.

Key Tasks:

1.Assisting senior lawyers in the preparation of standard legal documents, including (but not limited to) contractual agreements and letters using legal templates.

2.Assisting in the finalization of agreements by performing miscellaneous tasks such as, highlighting textual changes in draft agreements, collating enclosures to be attached to agreements etc.

3.Adapting standard templates to prepare low risk contracts for review by senior lawyers.

4.Regular updating of lease templates for each of the countries where MAFP operates.

5.Preparing monthly status updates of legal work performed for internal department heads.

6.Reviewing incoming faxes and advising lawyers of relevant deadlines and notices as well as diarizing the same, and providing reminders periodically to the lawyers where necessary.

7.Preparing legal notices under the supervision of senior lawyer, arranging for service of such notices, obtaining proofs of delivery and maintaining legal records of the same.

8.Independently liaising with external lawyers with respect to basic follow-up of legal correspondence and monitoring of relevant litigation/court deadlines and keeping senior lawyers advised of the same.

9.Liaison and follow up with internal departments/ divisions.

10.Preparation of work status reports for lawyers in the Department.

11.Acting as the facilitator for the signing of contracts, document management/ tracking and safe keeping of original agreements.

12.Miscellaneous administrative support to the Legal Department such as organizing internal/external meetings, business travel arrangements and assistance with IT matters.

Requirements


Requirements


1.University degree
2.For someone joining directly as a paralegal (ie with legal training or a degree, but no work experience, at least one year (depending on aptitude)
3.For someone joining as a secretary who converts to the role of paralegal, approximately 2-3 years (depending on aptitude)
4.Other requirements:
5.Accuracy and attention to detail
6.good organizational skills and ability to anticipate and plan ahead
7.knowledge and familiarity with Leasing, operations and property development documentation
8.ability to work under pressure
9.proficiency in the use of computers.

About the Company


About the Company


Majid Al Futtaim Properties is one of MENA’s leading diversified property companies with operations across shopping malls, hotels and mixed-use communities.

The Shopping Malls Business Unit, an industry leader, owns, manages and develops mall destinations that provide memorable shopping, entertainment and social experiences for its customers. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has pioneered the regional face of retail, leisure and entertainment, since the launch of its first mall, Deira City Centre in 1995. The company’s mall portfolio includes 17 shopping centres across UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon with a combined gross leasable area (GLA) of over 1 million sqm, more than 2,800 tenants and an increasing footfall of over 160 million visitors in 2013.

The Hotel Business Unit develops and manages hotels and branded serviced apartments that are synergistic with the company’s malls. Majid Al Futtaim owns nine hotels in the UAE and two in Bahrain. Their strategic proximity to the malls contributes to welcoming over 1.2 million guests annually.

The Communities Business Unit develops quality mixed-use projects anchored by residential housing. Majid Al Futtaim currently has three communities under development. The Wave, a joint venture with the government of Oman to develop Muscat’s largest ocean-front integrated community; Al Zahia, a joint venture with the Government of Sharjah, to build the Emirate’s first gated residential community with a regional mall in a prime growth corridor; The 250,000 sqm Waterfront City development in Beirut, Lebanon, a joint venture with Société Joseph Khoury & Fils Holding SAL to build Beirut’s premier mixed used community with one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean.

Majid Al Futtaim Properties is recognised as a sustainability leader in the MENA region. According to the 2013 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey, the company ranks No. 1 in MENA, second in the Asia-Pacific region and in the top 133 property businesses worldwide. In 2013, Majid Al Futtaim launched its new five-year sustainability strategy with the vision to enhance people’s lives through sustainable real estate. This commitment is reflected in Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ pioneering standards, prosperous communities and high performance assets.
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