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Location: 

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

 

Legal Counsel 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

 

About the Role:

Would you like to join one of the largest reinsurance groups in the world?  Are topics like asset management and capital markets close to your heart?  Then we might have the right opportunity just for you!

In your role you will:
• Provide legal advice and support in relation to enabling and maintaining Swiss Re's internal asset management platform throughout Asia (with a focus on Singapore, China, Japan and India), through which investments on the balance sheets of Swiss Re's Asian subsidiaries are managed, executed and traded.
• Analyze legal risks and financial and re/insurance regulations in Asian jurisdictions as they apply to Swiss Re's investment practices and global asset management framework and drive legal issues towards practical resolution.
• Facilitate coordination of legal/regulatory issues within asset management, and among legal and compliance colleagues across Asian, European and North American Swiss Re hubs.
• Foster and maintain positive working relationships with clients, colleagues and outside law firms.
• Provide legal support for new product development and capital markets transactions (e.g., insurance-linked securities, derivatives), as needed.
• Support internal group projects and strategic initiatives, as needed.
• Conduct and/or arrange internal presentations and trainings on legal topics.
• Monitor legal and regulatory trends affecting relevant business areas.

 

About the Team:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team that provides legal support to Swiss Re's Asset Management division, as well as to capital markets transactions such as insurance-linked securities and derivatives. Our internal client is a global business team, committed to delivering investment results for the Swiss Re Group.

 

About You:

Qualification and Experience:

We are looking for you if you:

• Display a "can do" mindset and drive matters towards resolution.
• Have law degree and qualified preferably in Singapore or Hong Kong with a minimum of seven years' experience, preferably in financial regulation, asset management and capital markets transactions with a law firm or international financial institution/insurance company.
• Have experience and understanding of financial regulatory and licensing topics in cross-border scenarios
• Speak and write in English fluently, other languages are a plus.
• Enjoy working independently and handling multiple requests and deadlines.

Personal skills:
• You identify and report legal risks, provide professional advice, expertise and guidance, and apply sound judgement beyond the dimensions of laws and regulations
• You are a trusted business partner, who manages relationships and communicates legal concepts clearly and succinctly
• You possess excellent drafting, negotiation, influencing and legal project management skills
• You openly share assumptions, beliefs, values and thought process in reaching conclusions and are receptive to constructive challenge, willing to learn, self-reflective, and collaborative
• You take accountability for progress and/or outcomes, apply a measured appetite for risk, and plan ahead to deliver workable solutions