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Paralegal, London

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Paralegal, London

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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.

Based in London and as a Paralegal on our global Legal team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of legal matters including contracts, leases, entity management and regulatory matters.


  • Draft agreements from standard templates; review and analyse contracts and other legal agreements (including NDAs) in accordance with established protocols and solicitor or attorney guidance
  • Assist with entity management, including formation and dissolution of entities, drafting of resolutions and compliance with various annual requirements
  • Liaise with members of the Legal Department and external counsel and/or counterparties regarding negotiation, status of legal agreements and entity management
  • Manage contract life cycle, including drafting, negotiating, execution and retention of agreements
  • Assist with various administrative tasks for the Legal Department
  • Assist with the management of the Legal Department contract management system
  • Prepare and distribute tracking reports and similar documentation

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Ideally 2+ years of previous paralegal experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in financial services is preferred but not required
  • Must have high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organisation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Must have strong detail orientation and follow-through and the ability to work independently and to proactively complete tasks
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
  • For candidates strongly performing in this role there is the potential opportunity for support to become a qualified lawyer

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