Saudi Aramco Paralegal in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
We are currently seeking a Paralegal to work in the Corporate Secretariat Department in the Law Business Line. Corporate Secretariat directly supports Saudi Aramco’s board of directors under the General Corporate & Commercial practice area.
The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing draft documents for and maintaining minute books for certain entities. Reviewing, analyzing and organizing corporate documents. Assisting attorneys with gathering documents, conducting basic factual research, providing training for entry level paralegals, and performing other duties as assigned.
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelor’s Degree. You should have ten years of practice with a major law firm or large corporate legal department strongly preferred. Five of the ten years law/legal department practice specifically in the corporate secretariat office of a major public company, or in the corporate governance practice of a major law firm, is strongly preferred. Experience with the governance of publicly listed companies is strongly preferred. Prior experience with board papers, board submissions, board minutes, and director meetings. Experience with online Entity Management and Records Management systems. Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills. Thorough knowledge for legal terminology, methodologies, and practices. Prior oil and gas industry experience preferred. Transactions experience would be a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Assist in the preparation of meeting agendas and board minutes.
Review preliminary drafts of standard documents and revise as necessary.
Provide support in organizing, maintaining, managing, and archiving files in an online Entity Management system.
Generate drafts of minutes, board resolutions, etc., and maintain board minute books.
Conduct advanced factual research and basic legal research, as requested.
Consolidate documents and generate reports.
Work with supervising attorney and business partners to ensure that materials are received in a timely manner, for distribution to directors and management, and assist with review of materials for successful presentation to boards and committees.
Keep track of activity records, to ensure that committees are meeting the obligations set forth in their charters.
Work with the supervising attorney and business partners, to ensure that committee activities are set forth accurately in committee and company charters.
Help make sure that meetings are held in accordance with the appropriate articles, bylaws and regulatory expectations, and raise questions as appropriate to the supervising attorney.
Advise on ways to streamline processes to help disseminate information to directors and committee members more effectively.
Work with other personnel in the corporate secretariat to ensure that logistical aspects of meetings are executed smoothly, including: ensuring meetings are scheduled in accordance with governing documents, directors and committee members receive materials in a timely manner, meeting rooms are reserved and prepared, and official records of meetings are recorded and maintained.
Work with supervising attorney and business partners to make sure that governance processes are documented.
Respond as directed by the supervising attorney to regulatory and audit inquiries.
Maintain records for legal entities.
The Law Department supports the Company’s operations in a number of areas, including: finance, contract development, litigation, tax, maritime, aviation and intellectual property. The Law Department is staffed by Saudi and expatriate attorneys, all of whom have trained and obtained licenses to practice law in the United States.