Legal Counsel (Corporate and business law, international context) - Brussel
27/02/2020

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House, Compliance
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Corporate law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2533/20

Legal Counsel with minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in corporate law and general business law. International context. Excellent knowledge of English and Dutch is required, French is a nice asset.

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MS Amlin is a leading insurer and reinsurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and more than 2,100 people in 26 locations worldwide, they deliver continuity for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Their role places them at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine & Aviation and Reinsurance markets.

The Brussels’ legal team is expanding and looking for a Legal Counsel in Corporate and general business law.

Your primary responsibility is the provision of professional and administrative company secretarial support to MS Amlin group companies with a particular focus on those entities domiciled in Belgium. In addition, you will be required to provide high quality and pragmatic legal advice and support to MS Amlin.

As part of the MS Amlin Legal and Company Secretariat function, you will act to support wider business objectives, manage legal risk an seek to protect MS Amlin’s financial, reputational and commercial interests.

This is a business-facing role, with a global remit, that will involve regular liaison with the business, executives and central functions within MS Amlin, in addition to frequent contact with MS Amlin’s panel law firms and other third party suppliers, as necessary.

Company Secretarial
You will work with the MS AISE Company Secretary and others within the Legal & Company Secretarial Team to provide company secretarial support to designated boards and committees including but not limited to organizing the agenda, the collection and distribution of papers and attendance at and minuting such meetings in order to facilitate an effective meeting. Being the named secretary to such entities and executive committees as may be required from time to time.

  • You will review and draft necessary resolutions, agreements and other documents for company law matters, resolutions and powers of attorneys.
  • You will assist and advise in relation to incorporations or transfer of shares.
  • You will address other legal and corporate governance matters so required from time to time for the effective operation of such entities and committees within the MS Amlin group including acting as the liaison with such boards and committees.

Legal

  • You will provide commercial and corporate legal advice and support working with the Senior Legal Counsel in Europe and other members of the Legal & Company Secretarial Team as required, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating: commercial contracts, both external and intra- group, as required; (re)insurance related documentation, including policy wordings and broker service agreements.
  • You will advise and assist on day-to-day legal queries from the business, including underwriting and central functions, such as Risk, Compliance, Finance, Claims, HR, Facilities and Operations.
  • You will provide support to ensure compliance with protocols in respect of MS Amlin’s panel law firms, including provision of instructions to - and management of - panel firms in respect of contentious and non-contentious matters involving MS Amlin.

General

  • You will undertake ad hoc projects as required.
  • You will support the provision of training in areas of expertise to management, business divisions, directors and other functions within MS Amlin, as necessary.
  • You have a Master in Law degree
  • You have minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in corporate and general business law
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English and Dutch, both written and verbal. Knowledge of French is a plus.
  • You are accurate, proactive and well organized
  • You communicate with both internal and external customers in a professional, clear and concise manner
  • You effectively solve problems and makes sound, well-reasoned decisions
  • You contribute to the achievement of team objectives, targets and goals
  • You are open to travel (a few times a year)

MS Amlin offers you a dynamic job, in a top-10 company in its business sector and in an international environment.

You will benefit from a competitive remuneration package with a complete set of benefits in kinds and holiday scheme.

Interested?

Contact Caroline Voisin via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2533/20).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Ref: VL/LAW/2533/20
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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