Senior Legal Counsel

Job Level:  Professional

Amsterdam, NL, 1059 Brussels, BE, 1210

Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Partners
Employing Entity:  Allianz Partners
Job Type:  Full Time or Part Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  34490
Position Cluster: 

Job Summary:

Are you a legal professional with a knack for operational leadership and experience with the insurance industry? Allianz Partners is looking for a dynamic and experienced Legal Country Lead to join our team. This is an important role within the Netherlands Business Unit and will include the wider management of the Benelux legal management of external lawyers operating in other countries within the European region, all while delivering legal services that support our corporate strategy and sustainable business growth.


The Legal team is a PAN European team and you will lead the legal function in the Benelux (Nordics and Baltics). The regional head of Legal, to whom you will report to, is located in the UK. The office off Allianz Partners in the Netherlands is located in Amsterdam, which will be your basis. We support the option to work in a hybrid way and therefore combine working form the office with working from home.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Operational Leadership: Lead the local legal function, managing the legal team (1p) and external providers.

  • Legal Advisory: Offer legal advice across the insurance and service value chain, supporting key internal stakeholders and negotiations with partners.

  • Strategic Governance: Provide strategic legal and governance guidance to Allianz Partners regional and local Executives, ensuring accurate public documentation in trade registers.

  • Team Development: Mentor and empower your legal team, fostering a collaborative, environment.

  • Cost Management: Steer external law firms to control legal expenses.

  • Global Legal Leadership: Contribute to global legal leadership initiatives alongside the Regional Head of EU Markets.

  • Support Initiatives: Collaborate on Global Allianz Partners and Allianz SE initiatives.

  • Relationship Building: Forge relationships with peers across the Allianz Group.

  • Project Participation: Engage in local and regional Allianz Partners projects.

  • Clear Legal Advice: Deliver professional written and oral legal counsel supporting strategic objectives.

  • Efficiency Initiatives: Develop standard legal documentation and enhance efficiency within the legal function.

  • Budget Management: Manage the Benelux legal team budget.



  • Solid knowledge of several legal disciplines like corporate law, insurance, supervisory, contract, and/or litigation processes.

  • 5+ years work experience as Dutch qualified lawyer in a law firm and/or as inhouse

  • Leadership experience

  • International working experience

  • Proficiency in corporate law

  • Regulatory compliance expertise

  • English C1 or higher

  • EU legal qualification

  • Living in The Netherlands



  • Gross monthly salary between €6500,- and €6800,- obv 38 uur

  • Bonus package and yearly bonus·        

  • Possibility to work 32 – 38 hours per week·        

  • 25 annual holidays + the possibility to save an 13 days with ATV·  

  • Hybrid working with Amsterdam as home base·        

  • Retirement benefits·        

  • Career growth opportunities within a global industry leader·        

  • A collaborative work environment


If you're a legal expert with experience in leadership and an understanding of the insurance industry, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity at Allianz Partners. Help us create lawful and sustainable business growth while leading a talented legal team.

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34490 | Legal & Compliance | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz Partners | Full Time or Part Time | Permanent

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
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Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.