Senior Legal Advisor

Job Description

Duties include:
Support the General Counsel on corporate insurance transactional matters, including reinsurance, M&A, company reorganisations and Portfolio Transfers
Contribute to and support the strategy for structuring, negotiating and resolving local legal issues in respect of insurance and reinsurance products sold in various jurisdictions to multi-national entities
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

Skills and experience required:
Qualified solicitor or barrister with 5+PQE experience
Experience of Life and General Insurance transactions
International insurance business/capital markets/longevity/reinsurance experience preferred but not essential
Private Practice experience
M&A experience
Insurance reorganisation experience
Ideally top law firm training
Insurance and, ideally, FS experience