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Senior Legal Administrative Assistant (Paris)

Paris, France

Job number: 19044390

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Job Description:

Location: Paris

Line of Business: Legal

Here in our Paris office our Legal team is recruiting for a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant who will provide support to our Legal (including the France general counsel) and Corporate Governance teams (approx. 6). This role reports to the EMEA Legal Business Support Manager who is based in London.  With regard to the Legal Department administrative support function, there are 13 London-based admin assistants and one Dublin-based assistant providing support to our EMEA legal teams.  It is important to note that adjustments may be made to the work allocations dependent on workflow and support demands.

The Legal Department is led by the Global General Counsel who is responsible for managing the legal affairs and risks of the company.  The department performs several key functions, including providing strategic and tactical advice, operating the Office of the Corporate Secretary and managing litigation and regulatory investigations in conjunction with providing legal support to lines of businesses, governance committees and control functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Extensive diary management using Outlook and room bookings.
  • Produce letters, memos, presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Answer the telephone and filter calls, take accurate messages and deal with general enquiries; flagging critical items and messages.
  • Arrange travel and travel itineraries for team and for overseas visitors.
  • Capturing and submitting of expenses using the Concur internal system.
  • Processing of invoices.
  • Assist with any ad-hoc projects for the teams and wider Legal Department.
  • Producing comparite documents.
  • Marking up documents, typing, copying, scanning and printing.
  • Log IT issues and ensure issues are resolved.
  • Covering for other admins during absences and assisting with work overload.
  • Assist in maintaining calendar for internal and external directors and corporate secretary, including calendar for Board meetings.
  • Assist in the preparation of Board packages and other documentation for distribution to directors and senior management, including formatting, preparation of printed materials, distribution of documentation and other documentation related tasks.
  • Assisting with logistics and other arrangements for Board meetings.
  • Assist with management of SharePoint sites.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Experience with a large financial services firm or law firm is preferred.
  • Ideal candidate should be fluent in both English and French.
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced financial and corporate environment.
  • Exceptional calendar management skills.
  • Flexibility – the capacity to work flexibly adjusting own priorities in order to provide optimum and effective support.
  • Show adaptability to new situations.
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work calmly in a high pressure environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior executives and their support teams.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


  • Demonstrates Exceptional Attention to Detail.
  • Demonstrates Initiative.
  • Exhibits a Positive Attitude.
  • Takes Ownership.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses. The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 19 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.


If you‘re interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online. Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well. We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Posting Date: 28/06/2019

49-51 Rue La Boetie
- France

Full / Part-time: Full time

Hours Per Week: 35

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