Legal Advisor

Job Description

Duties include:
Contribute towards the support of the Company Secretariat (including organisation of board/board committee meetings, statutory meetings, board reviews and renewals, training and support of Directors)
Address potential conflicts between management and legal entity view by either aligning the two views or by actively identifying and managing the divergence
Advise the business on laws and regulation related to the full range of insurance and non-insurance related commercial activities, from sourcing, data protection to human resources
Work with senior colleagues to manage relationships and interactions with insurance regulators. Support management in developing open and transparent relationships with these stakeholders which is consistent with the organisation values and compliant with the spirit and the letter of the law
Guide and advise the organisation on developing and maintaining an adequate and transparent corporate governance system of principles, policies, procedures, and clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities to ensure they are in line with applicable laws and regulations and enable effective and timely decision making
Actively monitor and report on legal trends and laws allowing for timely anticipation of new requirements and their potential impact on the organisation as well as the preparation of appropriate responses. Ensure alignment with Compliance to prevent activity overlaps
Assist with implementing the strategy for structuring, negotiating and resolving local legal issues of trading and corporate transactions to enable the business to operate effectively while protecting assets
In collaboration with the Mergers & Acquisitions legal team provide legal advice to address and manage local legal issues and regulatory requirements in relation to a proposed corporate transaction
Guide the business in relation to insurance laws and regulation along the business value chain, from licensing, product development, compliance with regulatory obligations, through to re-insurance, thereby supporting the business to achieve its strategic and commercial goals
Coach and provide technical advice and counsel within and outside the operating unit

Skills and experience required:
Bachelors or Master s Degree preferred
Attorney-at-Law or qualified solicitor or barrister, or adequate qualification
Insurance Legal and Regulatory Experience of at least two years, in a substantial law firm or insurance/reinsurance company ideally with experience of life insurance in an international setting