about 1 year ago
Latham & Watkins, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Company Secretarial Assistant to join our vibrant office in London. As one of the largest law firms in the world, Latham’s commitment to attracting the best and brightest talent has greatly contributed to the firm’s success. Driven by the belief that our strongest asset is our people, Latham & Watkins is dedicated to fostering an environment that supports personal and professional development. Latham’s global platform, unique collaborative culture, and deep resources provide unparalleled opportunities for career progression.
Latham offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance, a pension plan, wellness programs, employee discounts and more.
The Company Secretarial Assistant works with the UK Corporate Group in the London office and is responsible for forming new entities, preparing, managing and advising on Companies House filings and corporate secretarial issues more generally; and providing general transaction support. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting minutes and resolutions, lodging required forms and returns with Companies House, organising and preparing agendas and papers for board and general meetings and maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors, transfers and PSC Registers. More broadly, there are opportunities to assist with, drafting, reviewing and negotiating non-disclosure agreements and other ancillary legal documents, liaising with other advisers, facilitating the completion of transactions and coordinating the closure of transactional files. Role and Responsibilities also include:
* Coordinates ongoing projects and activities in either on-site or off-site locations, utilizing project assistants, support departments, and secretaries when necessary
* Develops procedures with supervisors for electronic or physical tracking, coding, and ensuring quality control systems for documents
* Creates and maintains calendars for transactions, and distributes to supervisors and other team members
* Drafts forms, letters, or other legal documents
* Anticipates typical work for a transaction, and works with supervisors to ensure all aspects are addressed
* Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with clients, outside vendors, and other parties
* Coordinates the timely closure of a transaction to comply with Firm policies and procedures
A bachelor’s degree required, Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or equivalent qualification preferred. Ideally a Company Secretarial qualification (Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators or similar).A comprehensive amount of high quality company secretarial / company formation experience, preferably with a City law firm, major accountancy firm or the company secretarial department of a major corporate.
The successful candidate has the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Proficient knowledge of internal software applications, such as word processing, internet searching skills, spreadsheets and databases, knowledge of MS Office applications, specifically MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook, well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm, accurately interprets and understands legal concepts and procedures as they relate to practice areas, ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal that convey professionalism and responsiveness. organizational and project management skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines, ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.
London, London, City of, United Kingdom