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Lawyer (Hybrid)

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Job Summary

Zurich Insurance Company is looking for a Lawyer. This role will provide professional and independent legal advice to Zurich’s business in Ireland.  This role is mainly to support Zurich Life’s office which is located in Blackrock, Dublin but working from other locations may also be required.

This role may be available part-time or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Your Role

As a Lawyer your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Provide general commercial, financial services and/or regulatory advice
  • Provide legal advice on insurance and investment matters; 
  • Draft, negotiate, review and advise on a variety of commercial contracts, products and supporting documentation
  • Ensure that advice accurately reflects applicable laws, regulations and practice.
  • Mitigate legal risk and assist with commercial risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.

Relationships:

 Internal:

  • Reporting to Head of Legal for Zurich Life
  • Extended Legal Team in Ireland
  • Relevant business contacts and senior management
  • “Service provider” relationship with business contacts that call on advice.

 External:

  • External lawyers
  • Zurich Group
  • Brokers and Customers as deemed necessary by the business

Your Skills and Experience

As a Lawyer your skills and qualifications will include:

  • Relevant degree - Legal/Business
  • Qualified Lawyer - Ideal candidate will have 4-6 years post qualification experience in commercial or financial services.
  • Experience of insurance /investment/pensions financial services practice from an Irish legal and regulatory perspective an advantage.
  • Top tier firm experience preferable

Technical Competencies

  • Practical understanding of financial services is an advantage
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to research legislation

 Non Technical Competencies

  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills with ability to adapt style to suit audience.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative in fast moving environment
  • Customer centric, results driven
  • Ability to proactively seek pragmatic solutions.
  • Strong problem solving ability

Additional Information

Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter  is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

 At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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