Head Legal Life Capital Corporate Centre

Head Legal Life Capital Corporate Centre

Swiss Re

London, United Kingdom

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated, multi-jurisdictional legal team. The role is a senior position, which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as pragmatism and curiosity. It offers the rare opportunity to grow and learn in a creative and growing business seeking to disrupt the traditional insurance space.

As Head of the Corporate Centre team of Life Capital Legal, you will actively provide and coordinate legal support for global projects including operating platform projects, collaborations and joint ventures in the insurance industry with a strong technology angle. This is a position which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as out-of-the box thinking and pragmatism. You will be support Life Capital projects to tap into new markets and ecosystems, develop novel insurance solutions with partners and digital distribution channels, and establish enhanced internal operating platforms. You will have the ability to apply insurance regulatory requirements to new and creative structures.

What are the key responsibilities?

  • Provide corporate and insurance regulatory advice concerning product development, administration, insurance distribution channels including licensing, appointments, advertising, marketing and sales and advice on internal governance;
  • Lead the legal and compliance work-stream of strategic projects, draft and negotiate corporate and insurance related agreements (NDA, MOU, Distribution Agreements, Co-operation Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements);
  • Assist with regulatory issues related to operating platform outsourcing, acquisitions, joint ventures and the establishment of new licensed businesses, including via participation in meeting with regulators alongside other Swiss Re participants, where required;
  • Manage the provision of corporate governance and secretariat of Swiss, UK, Dutch, Jersey and other EMEA jurisdiction legal entities;
  • Monitor relevant legal and regulatory developments, including via participation in relevant industry working groups and relationship with the Swiss Re regulatory affairs team;
  • Prepare high quality management presentations, legal reports and internal policies and standards, develop processes to increase efficiency of legal services, take accountability for the Life Capital legal team processes and reporting;
  • Lead a small team of lawyers and company secretaries, manage workload and several stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with other members of the Swiss Re legal team regarding disputes, corporate governance, regulatory, technology, employment and intellectual property matters;
  • Ensure that legal risks are promptly identified, communicated and mitigated, including by way of legal analysis and written legal reports;
  • Establish working relationships with Life Capital Finance, M&A, Technology, Underwriting and Strategy teams;
  • Engage and manage external legal counsel.

In this position, you will report to the General Counsel Life Capital.

Are you up for the challenge?

  • You are a fully qualified corporate (insurance) lawyer with 8+ years' experience in M&A and you developed your expertise in a global re/insurance organization or law firm;
  • You demonstrate confidence in leading and managing teams, projects and complex assignments, including new or innovative structures or products. You display a can-do attitude and are comfortable navigating ambiguity;
  • You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • You are confident in your ability to drive matters independently while balancing the need to collaborate and maintain an appropriate level of communication and coordination with the rest your peers;
  • You demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and display a high level of energy;
  • You are fluent in English. Good command of other languages (preferably German) is an advantage;
  • You are recognised, by clients for the pragmatic advice you provide, your sense of urgency and commercial mindset and by colleagues, for being an excellent teammate, always happy to assist others, collaborating and fully transparent, and for your good sense of humour;
  • You have some experience of people leadership and strong leadership values;
  • You have experience of large international organisations.

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