Legal Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary

Our client is an international group of companies, comprising three companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and private companies, that invests in and operates shipping assets. They provide full technical management and commercially manage a large fleet of vessels from offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

 

Overview of Role

The position is based in the London office, but the work will be worldwide in scope. The Company Secretarial and U.S. Securities Law Team consists of the group Company Secretary and the Company Secretarial Assistant, and sits within the wider Legal Department which currently comprises fifteen lawyers, claims’ analysts, trainee solicitors and support staff, led by the General Counsel. 

They are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary, who would report directly to the group Company Secretary and also assist in managing the Company Secretarial Assistant.

The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of corporate work, ranging from: 

  • Public and private transactions, 
  • Dealing with the disclosure and filing requirements of the NYSE and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 
  • AGM processes for both public and private companies, 
  • General corporate advisory work. 

You will deal with multi-jurisdictional issues and listed company requirements (involving the three NYSE-listed companies). .

There will also be significant management and board exposure as Deputy Company Secretary, involving infrequent international travel to attend quarterly board meetings. 

As part of the role, you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from the wider Legal Department (including the General Counsel), finance, accounting, operations, commercial and technical management as well as to interact with service providers, auditors and external legal counsel.  

 

Qualification and Experience

  • Ideally 3-5 years’ PQE years’ in the corporate department of a well-regarded law firm, as well as a strong appetite to develop company secretarial skills.
  • A UK qualified lawyer.
  • Capital markets / M&A experience.
  • Experience in-house would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.

 

Salary £90 - £100K

Please send your CV to m.collins@eurolondon.fr  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Consultant

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Megan Collins

Equipe : Paris

Spécialisée en : Recrutement de profils internationaux pour le marché français.

Consultante à Euro London depuis : 1999

A propos de moi :  Megan a ouvert le bureau français d’Euro London à Paris en 2001 puis en a pris la direction jusqu’en 2005. Elle a ensuite travaillé en interne pour le cabinet d’avocats Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer où elle s’est spécialisée en recrutement d’avocats, commerciaux et professionnels du marketing. Revenue au cabinet Euro London en 2011, elle s’est concentrée sur les postes internationaux pour le marché français. Megan est bilingue Français/Anglais.

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