Junior Associate - Legal

Rethink

Dubai, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP265-21

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Assist clients and the legal team with their legal & structuring needs through:
• Have a strong understanding of incorporation and legal structuring for all UAE jurisdictions.
• Drafting of structuring proposals and slide decks for client’s and prospective client’s inquiries.
• Drafting of legal opinions, Memos on legacy planning, asset protection, migration of clients to the UAE and etc.
• Acts as the point of contact for all clients you manage.
• Oversee CSS clients allocated to you.
• Oversees and manages the handling of – clients’ and prospective clients’ inquiries – via phone, email, and in person meetings– with an emphasis on timing and quality;
• Follows up on the proposals, close out sales cycle, and cross sell platform of services.
• Meets with prospective and existing clients as needed, as well as complete KYC form during client meetings.
• Undertakes due diligence on new and existing files prior to onboarding, and pass the file to the Execution team.
• Concurrently, liaises directly with the Compliance Manager/Officer as needed (e.g. matters requiring enhanced due diligence).
• Updates or liaises with a client regularly via phone, e-mail, and personal meeting and other means, regarding an enquiry (ies) or ongoing assignment(s).
• Respond in a timely manner to any adhoc client request by distributing work to the appropriate execution team.
• Creates, validates, classifies and update templates of responses, procedure summaries, fact sheets, newsletters etc.
• Produces and maintains daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly (or as needed) reports and information reports, for use by management and/or to facilitate monitoring of recurrent tasks, leads and etc.

Mandatory Requirements
• Ensure teams maintain client entity records in line with operational procedures (Viewpoint);
• Ensure the Firm always meets both its Federal and Free Zone statutory and regulatory obligations, including antimony laundering & the countering of terrorist financing and sanctions laws.
• Report any breaches in the above requirements to a Director, Compliance Officer and Money Laundering
• Reporting Officer as soon as possible.

Requirements

Experience & Qualifications
• At least 2-4 years experience in the Legal field and Private Client, in a corporate service provider, private family office or private client law firm;
• Knowledge, experience and exposure of free zones and the UAE’s federal regulatory regime;
• Experience with Trusts, Wills, legacy planning tools (Foundation, SPVs, PresCos)
• Graduate in Law or Legal Studies.

Other expertise
• Proficient in MS Office (MS word & MS excel etc.).
• Essential characteristics
• Confident and presentable;
• Culturally aware and sensitive to clients and colleagues;
• Flexibility to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
• Experience working with people of different backgrounds and a high level of cultural competency;
• The ability to juggle and track multiple tasks and responsibilities; and,
• Demonstrated commitment to the success of co-workers and to the organizational mission.

About the Company

Re/think is a boutique accounting, regulatory and compliance, VAT advisory, audit, HR consultancy, recruitment and business advisory firm. We specialize in assisting SME clients with cost-effective, high quality services and solutions. We create value by investing in highly qualified and motivated people and working closely with leading industry partners to provide our clients a one stop shop for all of their business support.

This support ranges from our core services to CFO and board level advisory for the sectors and markets we serve. Our ability to add value reaches across business size, as our offering can be adopted to start ups through to large complex firms.

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