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Legal counsel (m/f/d) based in Zurich

Job Level:  Professional

Zurich, CH, 8002

Due Date:  27.10.2021
Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  727

Job Purpose/Role

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel (m/f/d) to join Allianz Risk Transfer AG (ART AG) in Zurich. 

You will be reporting to the Head of Legal & Compliance ART AG and provide support, guidance and advice to management and other departments of ART AG (including its foreign branch offices and subsidiaries) and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) global functions in relation to relevant legal, regulatory and compliance matters affecting ART AG and AGCS business with a focus on insurance and corporate law matters in Liechstenstein and Switzerland as well as compliance topcis. You will support the Legal and Compliance activities at AGCS globally and ensures that all practices, policies, and business activities of the organization fall within the bounds of the organization's legal posture. You will also oversee the preparation and, if necessary, the execution of documents and may supervise other legal and compliance staff. 


Key responsibilities 

In this role you will… 

  • Provide legal support, guidance and advice to management and other departments of ART AG (including its foreign branch offices and subsidiaries) and AGCS global functions in particular for Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Bermuda, including the analysis of legal queries, development, evaluation of solutions and written or oral presentation to clients with a special focus on insurance (all lines of business) and general contract legal matters. 

  • Provide legal support to include contract negotiation and general commercial law issues with third party contracts involving IT and general service contracts and data requirements (GDPR and Swiss Data Protection Act). 

  • Provide compliance support for designated activities of ART AG at the direction of the Head of Legal and Compliance (e.g. tracking of legal requirements, development and implementation of guidelines or procedures, performance of annual risk assessments in accordance with AGCS / Allianz Group requirements, provision of compliance trainings and conducting compliance investigations and provide advice to various enquiries in the areas of Economic Sanctions, Antitrust, Anti-corruption etc.). 

  • Provide support and handle governance and licensing matters of ART AG in alignment with local and AGCS Global Governance requirements (e.g., review and update of ART AG corporate rules and procure ratification of AGCS Global corporate rules, support the annual review of the System of Governance, support the preparation and minutes taking of Board of Directors and Audit Committee meetings). 

  • Provide other legal and compliance advice as requested by the business clients, internal functions, external stakeholders at the direction of the Head of Legal and Compliance.  


Key Requirements 

  • Master Degree in Law / Bar admission in Switzerland/Liechtestein 

  • Excellent knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the company (Switzerland/Liechtenstein) 

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the insurance industry or international law firm 

  • Ability to comprehend business issues, identify legal issues in business transactions, and provide legal practical recommendations and business considerations 

  • Ability to anticipate potential legal issues which may affect multiple clients or have multi-legal speciality implications 

  • Proven experience of working internationally and remotely across numerous locations ideally within a complex matrix organization 

  • Ability to act with considerable independence 

  • Excellent time management, communications, decision-making, presentation, human relations, and organizational skills 

  • Strong business acumen and client service mentality 

  • Fluent German and English skills are required 


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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.


Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally. For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.