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Paralegal Internship (13 Months)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Job Title: Paralegal Intern

Department: Legal

Office Location: Affoltern Am Albis, Switzerland

Employment: Placement

Competitive Salary, Relocation Assistance and opportunity to become permanent employee.

Start Date: Summer 2019

Accutor AG is looking to hire a Paralegal on a 13 months placement based in our office in Switzerland.Candidate is likely to be Undergraduate completing placement year or recent Graduate exploring new opportunities.

Required Attributes: 

  • Mandatory- Tracking to achieve or having achieved at least an Upper Second Class in relevant Degree, specifically LLB Hons or similar. 
  • Strong interest in Corporate Law, International Financial Regulation, or International Commercial Law.
  • A confident and professional manner – our clients include a number of Fortune 2000 companies and you will be communicating with them on the phone and via email on a daily basis.
  • A sound understanding of Corporate law, Commercial and Employment contracts, negotiation and Client relationships, and legal processes.
  • Strong ability to assimilate and absorb new information, then utilise this theoretical information in practical situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines.
  • Excellent skills using MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet Explorer.
  • Language Skills – a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Another Foreign language especially German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Slovak, Czech, Dutch, French or is an advantage, but not essential.

Job Description:

 

  • Full training to be provided.
  • Responsible for setup of each Contractor or Employee in the internal system.
  • Responsible for the review, verification and validation of documentation, such as passports, degree certificates.
  • Assist Lawyer and your manager in negotiating and advising on a variety of complex contracts which may include the following tasks: master agreement, services and consulting agreements, licensing agreements, data protection agreements.
  • Working under the direction of Accutor Lawyers and Legal professionals, you will be liaising (internally) with the Accutor Accounts & Payroll, Work Permit & Consular, as well as Sales & Marketing Teams.
  • Your external interactions will be with Government Agencies, notarial and consular service providers, HR & Legal teams in Fortune 2000 companies, international recruitment agencies, individual employees and independent contractors/ freelancers working across the world.
  • Responsible for the drafting, review and reporting of Employment Agreements, Service Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and others.
  • Handle the administration of the electronic Agreement tracking system, including creation and checking Agreements. 
  • Responsible for uploading Agreements on the Accutor internal system, as well as in the Accutor client portal.
  • Responsible for following up on Agreement signing by various parties.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of contractor records; ensuring that employee and client changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to company policy including compliance with federal/state/local regulations.
  • Responsible for tracking Agreement termination and renewal dates, as well as following up on formalities including Agreement renewal signing by various parties.
  • Responsible for the coordination of tasks between payroll, legal, sales and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of contractor data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports).
  • Involvement and active participation in internal meetings and training with colleagues and higher management. 
  • Assisting the Consular and Work Permit team with legal entity related tasks, as well as consolidation of data for work permit and business visa applications.
  • Assisting the Sales and Marketing Team by collecting and updating data related to processes and laws in individual countries.

 

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