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See my student job: Law student Nadia feels at home at Maersk

Student job — Nadia Azaquoun is just about to graduate with a master’s in law, and works for Maersk Drilling as a legal assistant. She works mainly with company law, and feels comfortable with the work and the workplace.

Student job: I have a job at Maersk Drilling and am employed at the legal department. The legal department consists of two teams – “Corporate and Commercial” and “Legal Compliance” – I am in between the two. Maersk is a very international company and has people from many different countries employed there. There is a respect and a pride in the logo, which you quickly notice. I also quickly felt like I was part of the family.

Subject: I have just handed in my thesis and am at the end of my law degree. I have specialized in company law, so the work in a large company is clear-cut and relevant.

How long have you worked in Maersk Drilling? I was employed in March 2016, so I have been working here for just over a year.

How did you get the job? I saw a job posting online and sent an application. I had to go through some skill tests and a personality analysis before I was called in for an interview. My impression is, that my motivation in wanting to work specifically at Maersk Drilling was really important.

A day on the student job

The picture was taken right in front of the legal department where Nadia worksMy work assignments vary quite a bit, but I typically take care of compiling various relevant company law documents. I help out with changes to the board of directors, minutes for general assemblies and boards, reviews to the Danish Business Authority, etc.

I also assist the department’s lawyers with various ad hoc tasks. Recently, for example, I completed the registration of a drilling rig for the Danish Maritime Authority. It sounds simple – but it’s not!

The drilling rig operates in Azerbaijan, so I have to juggle between the Danish ship registry and the Azerbaijani authorities with documents and certificates to be issued, legalized and notarized.


It is also really nice to visit the other departments, where they are always ready to offer a quick lesson in ships and rigs.
Nadia Azaquoun

In the legal compliance department, I typically carry out due diligence on external collaborators and customers. I also help Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers comply with internal and international anti-corruption standards and sanctions rules.

I am in contact with colleagues, customers and colleagues from around the world daily, and since the corporate language is English, my language skills have become much better.

My most fun working day was when I attended the annual general meeting of A.P. Moller – Maersk, where my tasks included handing out goodie bags to the shareholders. It was a lot of fun meeting so many different people. There are all types, from the businessman representing a serious company that owns shares in Maersk, to the elderly gentleman who has been a shareholder for many years and who turns up at the general meeting to enjoy himself.

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