Senior Legal Counsel – Post Merger Integration / Claims

This is an opportunity to join the leadership team of a Claims function for one of the global leaders in legacy solutions and to be at the forefront of an ambitious growth strategy.

As a private company with significant institutional backing and a steady growth trajectory, the group is seeking a London-based Senior Legal Counsel for a newly created position for Post Merger integration / Claims with the experience and credibility to support the business in this next stage of its development.

You will be responsible for managing legal risk. The role requires an open-minded individual who can provide a responsive service; delivering technical know-how; provide commercially astute advice and tangible solutions; and contribute to developing the strategic direction of the business within the relative legal frameworks. The role will be reporting into the Head of Claims in London.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of insurance related contracts including without limitation reinsurance agreements, novation agreements, commutation agreements, claims handling agreements as well as other outsourcing and service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and data processing agreements
  • Drafting and review of corporate and company law measures including resolutions of company organs and other corporate housekeeping matters (preparation of general meetings, executive board meetings and supervisory board meetings (incl. legal oversight over subsidiaries and branches)
  • Accompany onboarding of acquired companies and insurance portfolios / Supporting with – and going forward being in charge of – internal restructuring projects such as group-internal mergers
  • Support of Global CRO & Head of Governance as well as the Head of Compliance/Governance/Legal with compliance & regulatory matters across the EU & UK, including drafting, reviewing and monitoring adherence to internal policies, as well as maintaining the deadline database

Key Attributes:

  • Experience in working with other European jurisdictions (e.g. Germany, Spain, France) and German language skills would be advantageous (though not essential).
  • 5-8 years PQE. Experience gained in a recognised international law firm or corporate in-house legal team.
  • LLB, JD or other degree plus GDL (or equivalent) with a minimum 2:1 average (or equivalent)
  • Very good professional experience and standard of legal drafting (letters, agreements, internal advice)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management internally and cultivate important relationships externally
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and have a proactive and energetic ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to instil enthusiasm and persuade internally and externally