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Paralegal Americas

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Marietta, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.

 

 

In this role, you will manage the online legal contract request workflow, for Intercompany, Secrecy, Joint Development, Distribution, Agency agreements. Assist and help manage the corporate secretary (Cosec) and governance matters of Bekaert’s legal entities in the Americas.

This position is located at our Corporate Office, Marietta, GA under the supervision of the Regional Counsel. The incumbent will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):
 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

  • Draft contracts both in English and Spanish based on Bekaert templates
  • Assist legal counsel to develop new legal contract templates
  • Draft, review, and edit non-Bekaert standard agreements in English and Spanish
  • Participate in simple business contract negotiations with customers and suppliers in the US and Latin America
  • Support the regional counsel in the settlement of simple disputes with third parties
  • Organize and maintain Corporate Secretary related matters in an ongoing basis (drafting of annual meetings, non-project corporate changes and daily corporate documents)
  • Assist regional counsel with the standardization of Corporate Secretary processes throughout Latin America
  • Corporate books maintenance
  • Assist regional counsel with board meeting coordination and preparation (agenda and logistics support)
  • Assist legal counsel with the deployment of legal corporate policy
  • Assist legal counsel to prepare compliance awareness and training documents
  • Translation of legal and contractual documents English/Spanish
  • Other assistance requested by legal counsel
  • Assist legal counsel on major legal projects (new incorporation, equity transfer, expansion, merger, share pledge, acquisition etc.)

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree. BA in Law and/or LLM
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience for an international law firm or a multinational company
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and Spanish
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Computer skills. Good working knowledge of standard office technology and equipment, and general office procedures.
  • Foreign business knowledge is a plus
  • Availability to travel 30% internationally

 

 

You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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