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General Counsel (Insurance)

Ref: 920447

  • Highly Competitive
  • 21 Jan 2019
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

Brightwater Executive is working exclusively alongside a leading insurance company, looking to make their key appointment for their General Counsel. The General Counsel is directly involved in most business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts in conjunction with the relevant business leads. Key Responsibilities: • Serve as key legal advisor on all major business transactions, including reinsurance, outsourcing, portfolio sales, regulatory interactions and contractual matters. • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies and procedures, providing continuing advice and guidance on legal matters and on the legal implications of all matters relating to the firm. • Responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in line with the applicable statutory and regulatory framework, working closely with the management team and the Head of Compliance and Legal in this matter. • Oversees interactions with outside counsel. Where appropriate selects appropriate subject matter expert firms in relation to specific transactions. • Undertake the official role of Company Secretary including overseeing the administration of the company’s business in line with the relevant legal obligations. • Mentor an in-house trainee solicitor through the process of gaining qualification and membership of the Law Society. The Ideal Candidate: • 10+ years as a qualified solicitor with appropriate experience working as a General Counsel in the Irish market. • Experience in the financial services industry will be essential, ideally with knowledge of the Insurance legal and regulatory framework. • Knowledge of applicable Irish, UK, French and EU Legislation • Excellent inter-personal skills (diplomatic and able to influence people) • Excellent analytical and report writing skills. • Critical attention to detail • Excellent presentation skills For a confidential discussion and more information on this General Counsel JOB, please contact Jean Heylin at Brightwater Executive on 01 662 1000 or email your CV to