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Zurich NA Senior Legal Counsel for Zurich Legacy Solutions - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time) in United States

Senior Legal Counsel for Zurich Legacy Solutions - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Senior Legal Counsel for Zurich Legacy Solutions - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: London/remote working

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The opportunity:

The Zurich Legacy Solutions (“ZLS”) legal team consists of highly qualified transactional lawyers located in London and New York. ZLS supports the Zurich Group with running off and exiting legacy insurance portfolios across the world. The ZLS legal team provides legal advice and support to the ZLS team on cross-border disposals, restructurings, and liquidations as well as legal counsel on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues.

ZLS is seeking to add a Senior Legal Counsel to its London-based team, reporting to the ZLS General Counsel. This is a broad in-house role with an M&A focus. Insurance experience is not a prerequisite. All candidates with an interest in developing sector expertise within a global cross-disciplinary team are encouraged to apply.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal support for structuring, negotiating and documenting highly complex cross-border M&A sale transactions, including reinsurance transactions, portfolio transfers and company sales.

  • Act as a strategic partner to internal clients by consulting on legal issues and implications of business initiatives and providing practical, goal-oriented solutions and efficiently briefing senior management.

  • Identify and advise colleagues on the management and mitigation of legal, regulatory and reputational risks.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels in the team to ensure the appropriate level of context and knowledge for the provision of effective legal guidance and delivery of problem-solving strategies.

Your skills and experience:

  • Law degree and practising solicitor.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience (preferably in a law firm and/or legal department of a complex enterprise).

  • Basic knowledge of business and accounting and strong familiarity with legal aspects related to cross-border transactional work.

  • Ability to outline complex matters in a simple, logical and conclusive manner, and the ability to effectively communicate with senior management and outside experts.

  • Experience of working in a proactive autonomous manner, with a track record of proactive problem solving, together with the desire to work in a team-based, solutions-oriented environment.

  • Ability to handle numerous and competing tasks and priorities, and to be resourceful and composed under pressure, coupled with excellent organizational and project management skills.

  • Excellent command of English; other languages desirable.

  • Unquestioned integrity, including observation of the highest ethical standards and acting in the best interests of the Zurich Group and its stakeholders.

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% pension

  • Car allowance

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Annual company bonuses

  • Full private medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance

At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid

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