Director & Sr Corporate Counsel
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
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Director and Senior Corporate Counsel London (Hybrid)
The Director and Senior Corporate Counsel position will provide legal support to the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Insurance business, a global provider of data and analytics products and services to the insurance industry. The insurance legal team collaborates with the business in executing on the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Specifically, this legal role will directly support the LexisNexis Risk Solutions insurance business teams located throughout the UK and Europe.
The position will report to the Vice President and Lead Counsel for Insurance and will collaborate with an experienced global legal team, with teams located in North America and Europe. The position requires independently advising the business on matters requiring developed legal and counselling skills in multiple areas of expertise, specifically including the areas of commercial contract negotiation, corporate and secretarial matters, legal analysis and drafting, product review, GDPR guidance and other regulatory and compliance areas.
- Serve as the lead lawyer for the UK and Europe Insurance business.
- Manage a team of corporate counsel and organize assignments to ensure timely, customer-oriented support for the business.
- Establish a strong relationship with the Vice President for International Markets and the General Manager of the UK&I Insurance business.
- Provide credible and trustworthy guidance on which the business can rely in evaluating the risks involved in their strategic and tactical efforts, requiring counsel to:
- Identify legal issues, conduct research, analyse the law and prepare and present verbal and written advice to internal clients regarding multiple issues, which may require developing skills in specified areas of expertise;
- Anticipate, identify and develop strategies to mitigate legal risk and to avoid litigation and other potential legal problems within the data and insurance environment; and,
- Respond to inquiries from regulatory authorities, customers and the wider sales, product and business community.
The ideal candidate will:
- Provide world-class customer experience to both our internal and external customers, requiring counsel to:
- Prepare and review drafts and final copies of customer and supplier contracts.
- Negotiate commercial transactions with customers and supplier contracts.
- Perform initial customer dispute resolution and work with the business to resolve and disputes in a timely fashion.
- Support and develop the business growth strategy through continuous personal development and light travel, as required; and,
- Manage assigned projects to completion.
- In working through both the daily work and the long term strategy planning, provide immediate feedback and recommendations for improvement in our legal processes, while adopting and supporting any newly defined process and procedures developed by the insurance legal team.
- Provide and foster a highly collaborative and respectful legal work environment encouraging our team members to be professional and highly engaged in the development and growth of themselves and their team.
- Qualified lawyer in a common/civil law jurisdiction with experience working with the laws of England and Wales.
- Proven background of post-qualification experience, in-house legal department experience preferred.
- People management experience.
- Superior technical legal and drafting skills required.
- Comfortable in supporting business teams remotely located in various locations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Effective negotiator.
- Experience in handling and advising on regulatory matters, particularly GDPR and privacy law and policy and corporate secretarial.
- Experience in working across Europe, the insurance or data analytics industry is a plus.