Company name: QBE.

QBE’s European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business. Active in both the Lloyd’s and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

The Opportunity:
We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join a dynamic in-house legal team. This is a rare opportunity to join the legal team of QBE International, offering opportunities to advise and support Executive Management, the Insurance and Reinsurance business and other key functions (such as Finance, Treasury and Risk) on a wide variety of matters.

General Description

As a Legal Counsel for QBE, you will advise on a wide variety of legal matters supporting and working with the team’s senior lawyers in areas as diverse as corporate, commercial, distribution, treasury and employment disputes. You will also be able to work on a number of discrete matters without direct senior lawyer involvement, and will evolve to have your own client relationships, supervising the team’s trainee or paralegals where appropriate.

Essential Requirements

Experience in a leading City law practice or in-house, ideally at an international London Market Insurer, Reinsurer or Broker
Financial services sector experience
Ability to recognize areas of legal and regulatory risk and recommend solutions appropriate for level of experience
Common sense approach –consider legal issues without losing sight of the business objective
Academics and technical ability
Project management skills
A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Down to earth and a good communicator
Confidence to act independently and make technical decisions within competence, with ability to judge when to seek advice
Experience of direct client contact

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job. Search for QBE on Vercida to learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion programmes and policies.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.