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Zurich NA Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel in Toronto, Ontario

Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel


The Opportunity

Are you looking for a caring, collaborative, values-driven workplace with inspiring teammates and leaders? Do you have the ambition and desire to be the best and thrive at the most impactful global insurance provider in the world? Look no further than Zurich Canada.

If you are an experienced corporate regulatory lawyer and are looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Zurich Canada is currently looking for a Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel who will provide legal and regulatory counsel to all functions of Zurich Canada.The Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel will be part of the Corporate Law team, reporting directly to the Senior Vice-President and General Counsel.

This is a unique opportunity to build your knowledge and experience for the future in a supportive environment where your voice matters.

This is a hybrid work opportunity.

*What you will do - *

•Draft and negotiate commercial agreements and provide legal advice on a wide range of legal matters including data protection, privacy and employment law.

•Provide advice in respect of insurance laws and regulations, including licensing matters, product development and reinsurance.

•Assist the business in responding to Federal/ Provincial regulatory consultations and data calls and also assist with the business implementation of new regulatory requirements.

•Proactively identifying key legal/ regulatory risks and provide related training and support to the business.

•Develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Federal and Provincial regulators.

•Participate in various committees and working groups of insurance industry associations.

Job Qualifications

What you bring to the table:


• LL.B/Juris Doctor and a member in good standing with a Canadian Professional Law Society.

• 10 or more years of experience in the Legal area.

• Strong corporate/commercial background together with insurance law and regulation experience in Canada.

• Ability to manage multiple transactions and legal matters simultaneously and independently prioritize work.

• A self-starter, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


• Insurance Industry experience

• Strong organizational and analytical skills

• French language skills would be considered an asset.

Our Culture

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB). We want you to bring your whole self to work, and we want our employees to be reflective of the communities in which we live and work. Our DIEB initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome.

We have a collaborative culture where diversity of thought is valued. We value your input and strive to give our employees the tools they need to make an impact.

We care about our employees’ well-being and offer a comprehensive health/benefits plan with varying levels of coverage to suit your specific needs and a competitive total compensation package.

We understand how important it is to rest, recharge and do the things you love. At Zurich, all employees receive a minimum of four weeks of vacation per year to do just that.

We also understand that employees require time off for personal reasons. Maybe you have an appointment during a workday, a cultural or religious holiday you would like to observe, or you need time off to focus on your mental health. Zurich employees receive four personal days per year to be used at their discretion.

We are committed to continuous improvement, and offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

We care about our communities. Our communities are where our customers, people, and shareholders live and work. While we can be proud of the contribution to society Zurich makes through our core business of insurance, we must also give back to our communities through our talent, time and resources.

We have won numerous awards for our workplace culture. We are proud to be one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and to have received Insurance Business Canada’s 5-Star Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.

Make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us. 

About Us

Zurich Canada is part of the Zurich Insurance Group, a multi-line insurer with approximately 55,000 employees worldwide serving customers in global and local markets. Zurich Canada has been a leading insurance provider serving mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in the Canadian commercial market for 100 years. With over 500 employees in offices across the country, Zurich offers the global strength of a top insurance provider combined with in-depth knowledge of industries and local markets. Zurich Canada aspires to be risk management professionals’ first choice as their premier partner to help meet the risk challenges of today and tomorrow. Read more at www.zurichcanada.com.

Why Zurich

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right?

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great!

Join us as we constantly explore new ways toprotect our customers and the planet (https://www.zurich.com/en/sustainability) .

  • Location(s): CA - Toronto - 100 King

  • Remote working:

  • Schedule: Full Time

  • Recruiter name: Ananya Trehan

  • Closing date:

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