Company Secretarial Advisor – Entity Governance and Compliance (Dubai)
Business/Professional Services & Support
To provide and increase the company
secretarial and governance support we offer to our clients.
To provide registered agent and Corporate
Service Provider services to offshore companies registered in the
Abu Dhabi Global Market (the ADGM), the Dubai
International Financial Centre (the DIFC) Jebel Ali
Free Zone (the JAFZ), the Ras Al Khaimah
International Corporate Centre (the RAKICC) and
intermediary registered agent services to companies incorporated in
the British Virgin Islands (the BVI) and the Cayman
Islands. To help establish/implement systems, policies and
precedents to ensure high standards of corporate governance.
Establishing offshore companies in the
ADGM, DIFC, JAFZ, RAKICC, BVI and Cayman Islands. Preparing the
necessary supporting applications required under different
Advising on and assisting with change of
name, directors, general manager, activities, share transfers,
registration of pledges, mortgages, etc for offshore companies,
ADGM and DIFC companies.
Preparing agendas and notices for and taking minutes of board
meetings and general meetings of shareholders.
Obtaining certificates of tax residence,
etc. from relevant government authorities and no-objection letters.
Maintaining statutory records, including
Register of Members and Register of Directors and Secretaries for
"offshore", ADGM and DIFC companies.
Assisting with annual licence and
registration renewals for "offshore" and ADGM and DIFC companies.
Undertaking company searches and making
Advising on filing requirements and
compliance with local laws and regulations.
Preparing and maintaining corporate
bibles, ensuring all relevant details are added/updated on
relevant databases. Annually reviewing corporate bibles and
requesting where required updated due diligence documents.
Ensuring accurate time recording.
Overseeing and advising on the
preparation of case registration forms, conducting conflict
searches, collating and submitting the necessary 'KYC' documents
to the Firm's Business Acceptance Unit (BAU),
updating BAU with any material changes of existing clients,
liaising with BAU for file opening and arranging the closing of files.
Coordinating with the Finance Department
to prepare invoices, arrange for payment of invoices, keeping
track of statements of account and ensuring the timely collection
Maintaining current awareness of
relevant companies acts and governing regulations and taking
Maintaining template precedents such as
Resolutions, Powers of Attorney, Memorandum and Articles of
Association, share transfer documents, request letters, invoice
letters, etc, all associated with "offshore", ADGM and
Participating in projects and ad hoc duties to benefit the Department.
The ideal candidate will:
be ICSA qualified; formal legal qualification (desirable);
have at least 2-3 years of company secretarial experience with
knowledge of offshore systems and procedures; law firm experience desirable;
have BluePrint, Oneworld or Viewpoint experience;
have good communication and interpersonal skills;
be team-oriented and able to work autonomously whilst being
adaptable and flexible;
be exposed to working in different cultures;
have strong attention to detail and excellent organisational and
time management skills; and
be able to work to deadlines and under pressure.
Emirati nationals are encouraged to apply
About the Firm
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, with 480 partners, 2400
lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people in over 60 offices
and associated offices worldwide.
We specialise in the sectors that underpin global trade and
commercial activity, namely: energy, marine, insurance, transport,
construction, trade and commodities. We are globally integrated,
offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious
legal services and commercially minded legal advice to businesses
operating across the world.
We are committed to operating in a responsible way. This means
progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects
the diversity of our communities and clients, using our legal skills
to support our communities through pro bono work, volunteering and
charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact we have on the environment.