M&A Underwriter 1pqe+

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
22 Mar 2021
Ref
KM86347
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Corporate Finance / M&A
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a global start-up managing general agent (MGA) backed by one of the largest insurance brokers worldwide. They are looking for a junior-mid Corporate M&A lawyer to join their start-up team of warranty and indemnity (W&I) underwriters in London. The team is led by an underwriter, who used to be a corporate lawyer himself 10 years ago, who has held prominent positions as Head of M&A in some of the leading global insurance companies. The rest of the team is mostly made up of ex-corporate and tax lawyers. Previous underwriting is not necessary as you will obtain training and support on the job.
 
Your responsibilities would include:

  • Analysing deal documentation, due diligence materials and processes employed in M&A transactions, to assess the insurability of each risk.
  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke policy wordings to contractually document the risks.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with various distribution channels including brokers, law firms, investment banks, accountants, private equity funds and corporates on the acquisition trail or going through a disposal process.
  • Attending client meetings, seminars and marketing events and representing the business at such events.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer considering a career outside of the legal industry whilst still using the corporate skills they have learnt previously.

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