Legal Counsel & Company Secretary

  • Standort

    London, England

  • Branche:

    Banken & Finanzen

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  • Kontakt:

    Emma Coulter

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  • Online:

    seit 11 Monaten

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A leading Insurance Company is looking to appoint a Legal Counsel, with a transactional background, in London on a 15-month contract. This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leader and make a valuable contribution to the successful functioning of the legal team.

You will be responsible for providing a wide range of legal support to the Group with particular emphasis on providing legal support on all insurance and underwriting activities, M&A, Commercial contracts, company secretarial and corporate governance support.

Duties will include:

  • Provide, based on a solid knowledge of contract law, legal advice and drafting support in connection with a wide range of commercial contracts including IT contracts, service agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Responsible for M&A and finance transactions.
  • Acting as Company Secretary to the UK incorporated entities
  • Provide timely and expert corporate governance support to the Group.
  • Provide contract administration and general legal support to the business as required.
  • Contract drafting and interpretation on both inwards and outwards insurance and reinsurance business.
  • To provide support and guidance to the underwriting and claims teams, including advising upon a wide range of insurance and reinsurance coverage issues, disputes and wordings.
  • To provide support on inter-group arrangements, including inter-group reinsurance, loans and binding authorities and to ensure accurate records are kept.
  • Provide assistance on company secretarial matters including drafting agendas, Board resolutions, taking minutes of meetings, scheduling annual general meeting of shareholders, drafting shareholder resolutions and completing corporate filings.
  • Support the Group General Counsel on any corporate governance matters.
  • Such other legal special and/or standing projects as are delegated from time to time.

You will be a Solicitor qualified in England & Wales with 2+ years Post-qualification legal experience or other demonstrably applicable experience. A transactional background is desirable but you not need to have previous Company secretarial experience.

It is essential to be able to demonstrate a pragmatic solutions-based counsel and strong relationship building skills combined with excellent communication skills. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, acting with a degree of independence whilst being part of a supportive and collegiate culture. You must have the flexibility and drive to support a multidisciplinary team with a solutions-based attitude.

If the role is of interest, please get in touch!

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