Legal Counsel
Swiss Re
Luxembourg City, LU
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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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients.

This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

About the Role

The Corporate Legal Counsel is a position which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as pragmatism. In this position, you become a member of our Legal & Compliance Department and work in a team which is accountable for corporate governance services to various regulated and non-regulated entities across EMEA.

You report to the Head Corporate Governance EMEA.

You will be expected to :

  • Provide legal advice and corporate governance services to Swiss Re entities based in Luxembourg and their foreign branches and / or subsidiaries.
  • This includes accountability for compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements as well as with our internal governance frameworks

  • Be a trusted partner to our members of the board, committees and management by providing corporate and regulatory legal advice on all matters pertaining to Luxembourg laws.
  • Organize and manage board and management meetings and related services (including minutes taking)

  • Provide corporate and regulatory legal advice on all matters pertaining to Luxembourg laws with regard to (re)insurance business transactions and solutions considered or concluded by Swiss Re entities based in Luxembourg and their foreign branches and / or subsidiaries
  • Manage the legal aspects of group wide projects and business initiatives, including corporate restructurings and changes in operational footprint in EMEA
  • Monitor applicable legal and regulatory developments and interact with regulatory authorities, in particular with the Commissariat aux Assurances in Luxembourg
  • Develop templates, policies and processes and participate in projects to improve processes and efficiency
  • Prepare presentations and legal reports, conduct training
  • Manage outside counsel, including instructing and relationship management
  • Are you up for the challenge?

    About the team

    We are a multi-jurisdictional team composed of legal counsels and company secretaries based in Bratislava, Luxembourg, London and Zurich, providing shared corporate governance services to EMEA legal entities and branches.

    Our team is part of the Legal Reinsurance EMEA team in the Legal and Compliance Division.

    About You

  • You are a fully qualified lawyer with expertise in corporate and regulatory matters with at least 4 years of experience in a global financial organization or law firm preferably in the re / insurance sector in Luxembourg.
  • You can draft minutes, agreements, corporate documents and other business records in English to a professional standard.
  • A good command of French is seen as a strong asset.

  • You enjoy working on multiple projects in parallel and coordinate complex assignments across multidisciplinary teams and multiple jurisdictions.
  • You have a deep understanding of, or the ability to quickly learn and navigate, Swiss Re's organisation.
  • You have excellent presenting and interpersonal skills.
  • You are confident in your ability to drive matters independently. You demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and have high 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 team mate, always happy to assist others and for your good sense of humour.
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