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Position: Head of Legal & Compliance
Institution: New Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Duties: Taking personal responsibility for the delivery of high quality, timely and business effective legal services as well as assuming the role of the responsible Compliance Officer; Leading and managing the performance and development of the L&C team; Providing full range of legal services in the corporate sphere, corporate governance issues, regulatory matters and reinsurance law; Ensuring compliance with Swiss law and other relevant international regulatory jurisdictions; Acting as a key contact for all legal topics and representing NewRe vis-à-vis FINMA and other governmental organisations and/or third parties; Identifying, instigating, and implementing compliance programs to promote understanding of NewRe’s legal rights and obligations and the Munich Re Group compliance culture with all staff members; Identifying, assessing, monitoring, and reporting compliance risks; Assessing and managing transactions/activities and advising all business units and departments on legal and compliance issues by providing mitigation solutions; Negotiating ISDA Master Agreements for the Weather & Agro team; Aligning with Munich Re Group General Counsel and Group Chief Compliance Officer on selected topics; Managing potential outside counsels and ensuring close cooperation with the relevant Group functions
Requirements: University degree, lic. iur./M.L./Swiss Bar Exam; At least 8-10 years’ experience at a law firm or in the legal department of an international company, ideally in the reinsurance sector; Excellent knowledge of Swiss law and international regulatory requirements; Experience in compliance procedures and policies; Excellent drafting and good analytical skills; Ability to build strong client relationships and collaborate with colleagues across Munich Re Group; Strong communication, organisational, influencing and negotiation skills; Excellent command of spoken and written English and German
   
Text: Head of Legal & Compliance New Reinsurance Company Ltd. (NewRe) is a Swiss reinsurer, founded in Zurich in 1926. In 1988, NewRe became part of Munich Re Group. What makes NewRe a preferred reinsurer is our determination to find appropriate reinsurance solutions for our clients, coupled with thorough market know-how and swift response times. Our Legal & Compliance (“L&C”) team provides legal advice and guidance for all legal matters and ensures that all operations of the organisation are conducted within the limits prescribed by law as well as Munich Re Code of Conduct. We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual to head our Legal & Compliance team. Place of work Zürich Your responsibilities Taking personal responsibility for the delivery of high quality, timely and business effective legal services as well as assuming the role of the responsible Compliance Officer; Leading and managing the performance and development of the L&C team; Providing full range of legal services in the corporate sphere, corporate governance issues, regulatory matters and reinsurance law; Ensuring compliance with Swiss law and other relevant international regulatory jurisdictions; Acting as a key contact for all legal topics and representing NewRe vis-à-vis FINMA and other governmental organisations and/or third parties; Identifying, instigating, and implementing compliance programs to promote understanding of NewRe’s legal rights and obligations and the Munich Re Group compliance culture with all staff members; Identifying, assessing, monitoring, and reporting compliance risks; Assessing and managing transactions/activities and advising all business units and departments on legal and compliance issues by providing mitigation solutions; Negotiating ISDA Master Agreements for the Weather & Agro team; Aligning with Munich Re Group General Counsel and Group Chief Compliance Officer on selected topics; Managing potential outside counsels and ensuring close cooperation with the relevant Group functions Your profile University degree, lic. iur. / M.L. / Swiss Bar Exam At least 8-10 years’ experience at a law firm or in the legal department of an international company, ideally in the reinsurance sector Excellent knowledge of Swiss law and international regulatory requirements Experience in compliance procedures and policies Excellent drafting and good analytical skills Ability to build strong client relationships and collaborate with colleagues across Munich Re Group Strong communication, organisational, influencing and negotiation skills Excellent command of spoken and written English and German Our common benefits NewRe stands for intelligent reinsurance solutions. We serve our clients responsively - with open minds and a refreshing attitude. Our employees are our key asset. We love challenges and flexibly bundle our skills, experience and personalities to deliver outstanding results. Being part of the Munich Re Group, the leading international risk carrier in the field of reinsurance, we combine financial strength with the efficiency and creativity of a medium-sized reinsurer. Excellent opportunities providing you with the scope to realise your full potential await. We look forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".
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