Legal Counsel (80-100%)

About Swiss Re Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world. Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work. About the role An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated, multi-jurisdictional legal team! This role is a mid-level position (Vice President), 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 strategic partner to the various Sales and Branch Managers located in different European jurisdictions and to the iptiQ EMEA team, you will actively participate in the development, launch and maintenance of new life and non-life insurance products (and have the ability to apply insurance regulatory requirements to new and creative insurance benefits or features. What are the key responsibilities? Provide insurance regulatory advice concerning product development, underwriting, administration and claims, Advice on health, life and non-life insurance distribution channels including licensing, appointments, advertising, marketing and sales for the UK and other European markets Draft and negotiate insurance related agreements (Distribution Agreements, Co-operation Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements) Apply local and EU privacy and information security laws On-board new distribution partners and manage iptiQ's partners Craft forms, contracts, and processes to build and ensure a compliant, scalable business that can fulfil its mission and purpose Assist with regulatory issues related to acquisitions and joint ventures Collaborate with other members of the Swiss Re legal team regarding disputes, corporate organisation, employment and intellectual property matters Support the internal governance processes to ensure that legal risks are promptly addressed, communicated and mitigated Engage and manage external legal counsel with a strong commercial mind set In this position, you will report to the Head of Legal for Distribution iptiQ EMEA. This is a temporary fixed term contract position. About the Team We are a multi-jurisdictional team composed of 30 legal professionals based in Europe, APAC and the US, and we continue to grow as our business expands. The iptiQ Distribution Legal team is a sub-team of the iptiQ EMEA legal team. We are responsible for all legal matters relating to distribution activities for iptiQ EMEA. This includes maintaining effective systems for the identification, management and control of legal risks, evaluating proposed business transactions and implementing effective governance processes. Our team spirit is based on trust, ease of interaction and fun. We value continuous development and new opportunities. About You You are a UK qualified lawyer with 5+ years experience in life and non-life insurance product development, policyholder documentation and associated consumer protection laws and you developed your expertise in a global insurance organisation or specialised law firm. You demonstrate confidence in leading and managing projects and complex assignments, including new or innovative structures or products. You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills and command of English written and verbal communications. You rely on 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 in an empowered environment. You demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and display a high level of energy. 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 experience of large international organisations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases. #LI-Hybrid Keywords: [[cust_keywords]]  Reference Code: [[id]]  This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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