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Munich, DE

Head Credit & Surety Legal Corporate Solutions (m/f/x)


About the Role


The Head Credit&Surety Legal Corporate Solutions (CorSo) is a senior position, which requires solid technical knowledge, high energy, self-confidence, sound judgement as well as good communication, stakeholder management and leadership skills. In addition to applying technical expertise relating to Credit&Surety transactions, the role also requires the establishment of sound governance, oversight and steering in respect of transactions, including compliance with external and internal requirements. In this position you report to the General Counsel Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

You are expected to:


•    Lead and manage the global Credit&Surety Legal team, working closely with the Regional Legal CorSo leads to attract and develop legal talent while fostering high performance with high integrity
•    Lead and further develop transaction governance and oversight across Credit&Surety, define and enhance structure and processes in the area of transactions, strengthen knowledge management and the develop "house positions" for Credit&Surety
•    Act as a trusted partner to the business by ensuring across the Credit&Surety Legal team there is timely, high quality legal advice, clear articulation of legal risks and opportunities with respect to Credit&Surety transactions globally
•    Oversee legal support of transactions within scope of team mandate ensuring a holistic perspective is maintained for purposes of sound judgment and advice
•    Ensure regular preparation of lessons learned from transactions, together with Claims and the business, to ensure continuous learnings are applied for the benefit of the team as well as other involved functions. Take the lead in the knowledge sharing of these lessons learned and ensure due attention is given to high risk and business-relevant topics 
•    Ensure there is adequate monitoring of legal and regulatory trends affecting relevant business areas and consequent reporting on such developments. Ensure timely risk reporting on transactions and other relevant legal topics
•    Drive forward key transactional initiatives and projects and support internal group projects and initiatives as needed
•    Partner and proactively collaborate with other functions such as Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit, and the Contracts & Wording function
We are looking for you if you:


•    Are a fully qualified lawyer (bar exam)
•    Have a minimum of 10 years post qualification experience, preferably with a law firm or in-house in the (re)insurance and/or banking industry
•    Have experience in regulations and practices and a sound understanding of cross-border issues, structured finance and collateral structures
•    Demonstrate confidence in leading and managing teams in a multi-cultural environment. Act as a change agent and foster employee engagement and performance.
•    Have experience and understanding of laws, regulations and documentation standards in the areas of credit & surety and/or banking/lending (e.g. LMA/BAFT loan documentation standards), familiarity with derivatives documentation and practices is a plus
•    Are a strong communicator (written and verbal). Proficiency in English is a must, additional languages are a plus
•    Are a trusted business partner, who develops strong relationships and communicates legal concepts clearly and succinctly
•    Have a track record of excellent influencing and legal project management skills
•    You are self-reflective, eager to continuously learn and grow, collaborative and ambitioned to meet and exceed expectations
•    Willing to take accountability for progress and outcomes, apply a measured appetite for risk and plan ahead to deliver workable solutions


About Legal Corporate Solutions:


We are a multi-jurisdictional team composed of some 30 legal professionals based across the globe, providing legal advice primarily to Business Unit Corporate Solutions. Our team is part of Group Functions Legal & Compliance.


We are looking forward to your application!




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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



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