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11 months ago
Pinsent Masons
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs


We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer from 1+ years PQE to join the London Corporate Insurance team.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or a large regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.

Background to the Corporate Insurance Team

Our Corporate Insurance team is an integral part of our genuinely full service insurance practice which boasts over 50 lawyers. Our insurance sector client base includes each of the top 10 UK general insurers and 6 of the top 10 UK life insurers. We have numerous legal directory rankings for our insurance offering.

Our Corporate Insurance team currently comprises 10 dedicated lawyers. The team is headed by Hammad Akhtar who joined the firm earlier this year from Ashurst. The team advises life insurers, general insurers, and reinsurers on a broad range of matters but with a particular focus on:

· M&A

· Reorganisations

· Part VII transfers, both domestic and cross-border

· Reinsurance

· Regulatory matters

· Other risk transfer mechanisms

· With-profits issues

· Solvency II

In addition to the above, successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on commercial matters such as product develop and distribution arrangements. The team also advises other financial institutions like retail banks, private banks, intermediaries, brokers and asset managers on a broad range of transactional matters.

The team has had significant success winning instructions on complex strategic transactions (including reorganisations prompted by Brexit). They most regularly compete for work against the magic and silver circle firms.

The team forms part of an international corporate group which comprises some 120 lawyers, including more than 35 partners. The corporate practice is acknowledged leader with, for example, Tier 1 rankings for both mid-market M&A and private equity transactions.

The Opportunity

* On an opportunity to join an expanding team with a strategic focus on advising insurers and reinsurers on complex strategic matters and to make your mark.

* The very best national and international work.

* Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.

* Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.

Firm Introduction

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.

For more details, please contact our in house Senior Recruitment Advisor Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.


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