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Zurich, Zurich, CH


Legal Counsel Life Capital (80 - 100%) 


About Life Capital

Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. Life Capital is a start-up business unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions directly to consumers. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competences that are key to driving forward this new business; working closely with our partners and clients. Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust.


About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated, multi-jurisdictional legal team. The role is a mid-level position, which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as pragmatism and curiosity. It offers the rare opportunity to grow and learn in a creative and growing business seeking to disrupt the traditional insurance space.


As member of the Corporate Centre team of Life Capital Legal, you will actively provide and coordinate legal support for global projects, collaborations and joint ventures in the insurance industry with a strong technology angle. This is a position which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as out-of-the box thinking and pragmatism. You will be support Life Capital projects to tap into new markets and ecosystems, develop novel insurance solutions with partners and digital distribution channels, and establish enhanced internal operating platforms. You will have the ability to apply insurance regulatory requirements to new and creative structures.


What are the key responsibilities?

  • Provide corporate and insurance regulatory advice concerning product development, administration, insurance distribution channels including licensing, appointments, advertising, marketing and sales and advice on internal governance
  • Draft and negotiate corporate and insurance related agreements (NDA, MOU, Distribution Agreements, Co-operation Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements)
  • Assist with regulatory issues related to operating platform outsourcing, acquisitions, joint ventures and the establishment of new licensed businesses, including via participation in meeting with regulators alongside other Swiss Re participants, where required
  • Monitor relevant legal and regulatory developments, including via participation in relevant industry working groups and relationship with the Swiss Re regulatory affairs team
  • Collaborate with other members of the Swiss Re legal team regarding disputes, corporate governance, regulatory, technology, employment and intellectual property matters
  • Ensure that legal risks are promptly identified, communicated and mitigated, including by way of legal analysis and written legal reports
  • Contribute to the development of internal policies, procedures and reports at various levels
  • Establish working relationships with Life Capital Finance, M&A, Technology, Underwriting and Strategy teams
  • Engage and manage external legal counsel

In this position, you will report to the Head Life Capital Legal Corporate Centre, who in turn, reports to the General Counsel Life Capital.


Are you up for the challenge?

  • You are a fully qualified corporate (insurance) lawyer with 8+ years experience in M&A and you developed your expertise in a global re/insurance organization or law firm.
  • You demonstrate confidence in leading and managing projects and complex assignments, including new or innovative structures or products. You display a can-do attitude and are comfortable navigating ambiguity.
  • You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • You are confident in your ability to drive matters independently while balancing the need to collaborate and maintain an appropriate level of communication and coordination with the rest your peers.
  • You demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and display a high level of energy.
  • You are fluent in English. Good command of other languages (preferably German) is an advantage.
  • 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 teammate, always happy to assist others, collaborating and fully transparent, and for your good sense of humour.
  • You have experience of large international organisations.


About the Life Capital Legal Team

We are a multi-jurisdictional team composed of 25 legal professionals based in Europe, the US and soon Asia Pacific and we continue to grow as our business expands. Established 2 years ago, we are responsible for all legal matters relating to the business conducted by our licensed carriers. This includes maintaining effective systems for the identification, management and control of legal risks, evaluating proposed business transactions and implementing effective governance processes. Our team spirit is based on trust, ease of interaction and fun. We value continuous development and new opportunities.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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