Senior Legal Advisor (Life and General Insurance Transactions)
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
London, England, United Kingdom
56d ago

Location : London The opportunity : The role holder is responsible to identify, manage and mitigate legal and regulatory risks, to enable business to achieve strategic and commercial goals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to protect and preserve Zurich’s tangible and intangible assets. Key Responsibilities :

  • Support the Head of the Corporate, Governance, Digital & Outsourcing Legal Team on corporate insurance transactional matters, including longevity insurance, reinsurance, M&A and Part VII Transfers
  • Contribute to and support the strategy for structuring, negotiating and resolving local legal issues on UK corporate transactions.
  • Promote the practice of the organisational values, ethical and responsible business conduct.
  • Ensure legal advice accurately reflects applicable laws and regulations.
  • Proactively detect and resolve material legal and regulatory issues.
  • Report on and escalate material legal and regulatory risks and issues.
  • Address potential conflicts between management and legal entity view.
  • Support management in developing open and transparent relationships with key stakeholders which is consistent with the organisation values and compliant with the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • Actively monitor and report on legal trends. Develop and maintain external networks with key individuals, associations, and regulatory authorities in the financial and insurance industry;
  • keep abreast of industry developments and actively monitor legal trends, so as to anticipate the business impact of regulatory changes, prepare appropriate responses and support the business in defining actions as seen fit.

    Key relationships : The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a broad range of internal clients, specifically executives and / or senior management.

    Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition. Your skills and experience :

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with 5+PQE experience.
  • Experience of Life and General Insurance transactions
  • Capital markets / derivatives / longevity / reinsurance experience preferred but not essential
  • Private Practice experience
  • M&A experience
  • Part VII Transfer experience
  • Ideally top law firm training
  • Insurance or FS experience
  • The Reward : We are offering a generous flexible benefits package which includes an annual company bonus subject to performance, free travel insurance for 12 months and a 12% pension scheme.

    We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone. Who we are : Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you?

    Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect.

    How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world.

    You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating.

    You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You’ll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries.

    It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.

    As you make an impact across borders, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information : At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work.

    Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status.

    Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all.

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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