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Regional Legal Counsel

Howden Insurance Brokers LLC

Job description / Role

We are currently looking for a Regional legal counsel to join our office in Dubai UAE. The primary purpose of this role is to supervise and coordinate legal and compliance matters for Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA) with our different operations. The Regional Legal counsel is expected to supervise diverse range of legal and compliance matter related to Insurance industry to mitigate legal & compliance risks and ensure adherence to governance policies, and country specific laws and regulations. You will work closely with the Group legal team (headquartered in London) and country leaders across the region.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
• Supervise and coordinate the regulatory, compliance related matters and legal needs for our operations across the TMEA region
• Handle the review, drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements and other legal documents including Client related contracts, NDAs, Service level agreements, client form agreements, etc for our UAE operation.
• Leading edge knowledge of Insurance best practise and environment, including understanding of TMEA market operations and regulatory/legal requirements and proactively assess any necessary changes to policy, process or procedure to be implemented in the region.
• Coordinate specialty legal review by internal and/or external legal advisers on a range of matters when necessary.
• Provide expert guidance, advice, and support to the business for M&A related projects (working closely with Group legal/M&A lawyers and corporate finance division).
• Guidance and support in respect of HR matters.
• Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks to provide appropriate legal solutions to enhance client servicing and operational efficiency
• Together with the related business, help employees within the business to understand the risk, compliance, and corporate governance responsibilities
• Understand legal issues affecting international insurance brokers

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