Deliveroo is hiring a

Paralegal - Middle East (6 month FTC)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Role / Introduction

We are looking for a paralegal to support the Senior Commercial Counsel responsible for our markets in the Middle East which currently include the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The successful candidate will sit within our UAE business team in Dubai and report into the legal team in London.

We are offering a competitive package including share options.

Objectives of the Role

We expect the successful candidate to work closely with the Senior Commercial Counsel (Middle East) on a wide scope of legal work including commercial, employment, IP, data protection, corporate, litigation and regulatory matters.  They will also have opportunities to interact with the broader legal team on global and cross-border projects.  

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the role include the following: 

  • Assisting the Senior Commercial Counsel (Middle East) across all practice areas but with a particular focus on commerical work.
  • Drafting a range of legal documents, policies and correspondence.
  • Legal research. 
  • Preparing and maintaining tracker documents for monitoring progress of matters.
  • Assisting with document review exercises.
  • Implementing and maintaining online filing and document management systems.
  • Assisting with management of external service providers (e.g. corporate service providers, translators).
  • General logistical assistance (including travel and diary management).


Candidates should have excellent academics and some experience as a paralegal at a private practice law firm or in-house. Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

We are also looking for candidates with the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly organised.
  • Willing and keen to learn/experience different areas of law.
  • Motivated and willing to get stuck in and involved.
  • Driven to do an excellent job as efficiently as possible.
  • Good, positive, can-do attitude. 
  • A team player.

Who we are

The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it’s clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.

At Deliveroo we’re striving to build a world-class engineering organisation, our ambition is to be the definitive food company, feeding people three times a day with great food from the World’s best-loved restaurants, all with an unparalleled level of convenience.

From distributed computing to large-scale system design, complex algorithms to beautiful user interfaces, we have teams working on every step of the journey, in real-time, to ensure we continue to offer our customers a growing selection of choice at the best price with a fantastic level of service.

We work with thousands of restaurants worldwide, from renowned local gems to your favourite chains, allowing them to open up a new revenue stream and reach new customers. Our restaurant partners, riders and customers are as passionate about food as we are, and if you want to make an impact on millions of users by solving some of the biggest technical challenges at great scale, come on board and join the ride.

We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexuality, disability, age, marital, parental or veteran status, or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing startups around.