Allianz Global Assistance UK Senior Legal & Compliance Lawyer in Croydon, United Kingdom

Objective of the Role

To support the UK / RoI Head of Legal & Compliance in safeguarding the Company’s financial and reputational performance by mitigating our risk through ensuring that the services provided by our suppliers and those that we have committed to provide to our clients are clearly documented and time-lined to protect our position.

Act as a trusted business partner internal clients and offer well thought out and clear legal advice relating to local BU and wider regional and group projects when required.

To support the Company’s with regard to Regulatory and internal Allianz Compliance standards and rules and co-ordinate and monitor the Allianz Compliance Programmes to support the Solvency II implementation and ethical working practices.

To implement the Regional and Group guidelines at a local level

Main Duties To support the UK / RoI Head of Legal & Compliance in delivering a full service legal and compliance department and to deputise in his / her absence, including;

  • Providing legal advice on matters affecting the company and its clients and customers (this may include sourcing and/or obtaining external legal advice).

  • Supporting for the Regulatory Compliance function at the Irish BU.

  • Advising the Company of any impending change in law to ensure that the Company is always compliant with legislation in relation to the legal construction of its business.

  • Ensuring contracts or heads of agreement are up to date and signed by both the client and representatives of the Company in line with corporate procedure, providing support to the Sales teams, in drafting contracts from the initial contract award to completion.

  • Assisting the Compliance Officers to ensure that all contracts and insurance products include any relevant changes and amendments take into account the ever changing FCA regulatory requirements.

  • Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the Group’s general compliance programmes assist with the provision of training (internal or external; online or classroom) for the Company and Irish BU.

  • Accompanying the Sales team when required to meetings with clients where their Legal Representative may be in attendance to ensure that the Company’s best interests and reputation are maintained.

Additional responsibilities:

Assist with communication and registration with regulators, including the Jersey Financial Services Commission;

Support and / or manage AWP group project implementations, such as Brexit – and related projects & preparation; applications; contracts etc

Evidence of demonstrable skills and experience within the following areas:

Essential:

Education, Training, Qualifications

  • Undergraduate law degree or equivalent;

  • Legal Training e.g. Legal Practice course.

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister (England and Wales)

Specialist Skills & Knowledge

Legal

  • Strong Drafting, advising on and negotiating range of commercial contracts

  • Providing legal advice to a variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • Preparing policy or technical documentation with legal content

  • Company law / Corporate Governance

  • Ability to negotiate and influence senior stakeholders when required

  • Understanding Corporate Insurances

  • Working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules (low value litigation)

Compliance

  • Working knowledge of the FCA regulatory environment / TCF

  • Understanding of the following subject matter:

Fraud / Corruption

Data Protection

Gifts & Benefits

Competition / Anti- Trust

TCF

Conflicts of Interest

Modern Slavery

Sales Compliance

Whistleblowing

Financial Crime

Economic Sanction

  • Ability to develop and deliver training on relevant legal & compliance topics

Aptitude

  • Work as part of a team and work independently

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills (including complex drafting)

  • Self-motivated with a practical and commercial approach to the role

  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues to a variety of internal and external audiences

  • The ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a range of internal and external contacts and networks

  • Punctual, adaptable and flexible.

  • Sensitive, professional and respectful.

Desirable skills & experience

  • Postgraduate law degree

  • Experience of working within global organisation within a matrix environment or within a global insurance/assistance company/industry.

  • Intellectual property law / property law

  • IDD / ICOB and FCA handbook relating to insurance

  • Basic knowledge of the Irish regulatory environment / CBI

  • GDPR

External Title: Senior Legal & Compliance Lawyer

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

External Company Name: Allianz Global Assistance

External Company URL: https://www.allianz-assistance.co.uk/

Address Line 1: 102 George Street