Legal Counsel - Specialty Insurer

3 days left

City of London
Competitive package
15 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
Bianca Pennington
Job Function
Contract Type

Market leading Specialty Insurer currently looking to expand their legal team with the addition of a further Legal Counsel. Working within a small and busy in-house legal department going through an expansion period of the business, both in the UK and internationally. Their lawyers support a wide range of corporate and business activities, lending variety and challenge to the role.

The role

This role will offer growth in a generalist role, with the opportunity to support on a broad range of areas including corporate, commercial, regulatory, litigation and insurance related matters. You will be supported and encouraged in your ongoing development and training.

Key accountabilities

  • Reviewing, negotiating and agreeing commercial contracts, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements and other insurance-related contracts
  • Supporting on mergers and acquisition activity
  • Supporting on corporate governance matters
  • Providing legal support and liaising with external lawyers including overseas
  • Assisting with dispute resolution for the company including litigation
  • Carrying out research and analysis of impact of UK and international legislative and regulatory developments
  • Supporting and advising underwriters and claims teams in relation to underwriting and distribution

Skills & experience

  • Be a qualified lawyer with legal experience in or advising the financial services industry preferably insurance
  • Be confident in advising and communicating with key stakeholders including senior executives, regulators, underwriters and claims teams
  • Have a demonstrable understanding of corporate law
  • Have an understanding of insurance and reinsurance law (preferable)
  • Have highly developed influencing skills
  • Be flexible and delivery focused as you will be working on a wide range of projects
  • Have strong organisational skills