Legal Counsel – 27534

The Emerald Group
Greater London
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

This is an opportunity for an in-house pensions lawyer to join them and help develop a BPA business within a growing and ambitious Life Insurer. There is also opportunity to take on wider corporate and commercial duties.

  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Category: Life Actuarial
  • Type: Permanent

Key duties (including, but not limited to):

  • Provide expert legal counsel on the development of their BPA business and throughout the transaction process
  • Interpret and present complex legal considerations and material
  • Draft, edit and review legal documentation and processes required in the run up to and throughout transactions, including alterations to standard terms and BPA deal contracts
  • Support the BPA team and Executive Committee in managing third parties involved in the provision of services, including pension scheme trustees, administrators and EBCs)
  • Work closely with the Compliance team to help the BPA and Executive Committee team understand the regulatory and legal landscape
  • Work closely with the Company Secretary to provide support on day-to-day company legal matters
  • Manage relationships with any external legal counsel and those assigned to act for third parties
  • Contribute to the risk management function from a BPA perspective
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of legislative changes and industry best practice relevant to their business
  • Maintain competence and fitness and propriety standards to the level required by the Company’s regulators
  • Certification Function Holder
  • Minimum two years’ post qualified experience (either in-house or in practice)
  • Good knowledge and experience of life assurance and pensions business
  • Knowledge of defined benefit liability management/de-risking work
  • Experience working in the BPA sector desirable
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