Company Secretary – Cloud/Telco multinational – London or Remote

London, UK | Full Time - Remote Working

Reference: EL0015

PQE: 5yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

An experienced Company Secretary is required to join a dynamic and market-leading technology provider of niche cloud/telecoms systems. This role will be mainly remote based with offices across the globe where you must demonstrate initiative to work autonomously with close attention to detail.

This opportunity offers considerable autonomy and responsibility to ensure corporate requirements in all jurisdictions are maintained, and notifications and returns are filed correctly and meet deadlines. You will report to the Head of Legal who is a highly respected International Lawyer with an excellent reputation in the legal telco and cloud community. This position is ideal for a Company Secretary who is pragmatic with the ability to cope with last-minute commercial issues and has a natural ability to proactively own and manage the company secretarial function.

While the senior management team is UK based, you will have regular interaction with the EMEA and APAC offices as their customers comprise of the world’s largest global telecommunications and content providers along with a broad range of global tech corporations and household names. You will focus on preparing board and shareholder minutes and resolutions whilst managing and maintaining all corporate registrations, including trade registers. As CoSec you will assist the Head of Legal on all statutory registers, completing and filing confirmation statements, notifications of appointment and removal of officers, and annual returns. You will oversee the process for the preparation, review and finalisation of board papers. Regular liaison with notaries to assist with witnessing and signature of documents. Coordinate and manage board and management meetings with the requirement of acting as the directorship of a small number of subsidiary companies.

As well as company secretarial activities, this role will offer an array of interesting work ranging from maintenance of telco licences in various jurisdictions, as well as other regulatory registrations (e.g. AML and ICO).

Candidates must have a minimum of 5yrs Company Secretary experience and be ideally ICSA qualified or Part ICSA qualified with legal experience gained as a solicitor or paralegal. Applications with evidence of Telecoms experience, engineering or manufacturing-related industry would be advantageous. It would really benefit the legal team if the candidate was bilingual (ideally French and/or German) however, native/excellent written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of corporate obligations in the UK, Bermuda, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia, or the ability and willingness to learn and research accordingly would be really advantageous.

As this position is an urgent requirement, it would be great if candidates are available for an immediate start with a reduced notice period. 

For further details, please contact Liam Taaffe via liam@emea.legal