Corporate Insurance Associate


2018-11-28 04:04:05

Job location Guildford, South East, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Consulting & Corporate Strategy

Job description

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. .

The department

In today's dynamic business and regulatory environment for corporate transactions, our clients need a partner with knowledge, versatility and determination to help you achieve your goals.

Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and are located in offices across the globe in order to deliver seamless, integrated solutions to clients. Using a forward-thinking approach, Dentons works together with the client to create innovative solutions, helping them preserve value while managing risk.

From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, we are by our client's side, helping them effectively and efficiently meet their business needs. Our practical approach, coupled with sound, constructive and responsive advice, allows clients to navigate roadblocks at critical moments.

With transactional expertise, deep knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate and far-reaching experience in advising global, national and emerging companies, we maximize our global presence and local expertise to meet client needs.

Purpose of role

Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions, from strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration. We are located in offices across the globe, offering seamless and integrated solutions to our clients.

We now have an opportunity for an Associate to join the Corporate Insurance team. The successful candidate will develop their expertise in a team that has deep sector knowledge and far-reaching experience in advising global, national and emerging companies.

Maximising on our global presence and local expertise, you will connect with colleagues throughout the firm globally and work on a range of specialisms including M&A work involving insurers. You will work clients across the sector maintaining client relationships, contributing to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the practice.

The role would be ideal for a 2 to 5 year PQE lawyer, however we would consider candidates outside of this.


Take a lead role on a variety of Insurance-specific transactions as well as general Corporate and M&A work involving insurers

Advise clients on a range of matters such as insurance regulatory issues and capital requirements

Advise on commercial agreements used in the insurance sector

Develop knowledge of insurance regulation, including Solvency II and the FCA Handbook

Draft and review legal documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards

Build and maintain client relationships

Contribute to business development

Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

Be a qualified lawyer with between 1-4 years PQE in insurance law at a leading law firm

Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent

Extensive, in-depth knowledge of corporate transactions within the insurance environment

Experience of corporate transactions within the ECM and corporate real estate environment is advantageous

You will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the corporate sector

You will ideally have experience of preparing and participating in pitches to clients

Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability

Personal attributes

Is dedicated to exceptional client service

Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus

Strong financial and business awareness

Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills

Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact Jo Wilson at or by email .

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