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Group Legal Counsel, Permanent Job, Isle of Man

Job Purpose:
Head of Legal required to join a Wealth Management business as their Group Legal Counsel, reporting into the MD and primarily responsible for the creation and management of a robust legal framework.

Key Responsibilities:
Commercial negotiations with our customers and suppliers.
Drafting of new, and review of existing agreements as required.
Implementation and management of 3rd party platform agreements.
Assisting in the creation of new products and enhancing of existing products.
Maintaining a strong relationship with regulatory authorities and assisting the Group in implementing the changing regulatory policies.
Work with Compliance on projects as required.
Ensuring the boards of directors of the Group regulated entities are complying with their Articles of Association.
Overall responsibility for the smooth operation of all Group legal business.
Creation of a legal budget in conjunction with the finance team.
Providing guidance to Group management on any legal or regulatory issues and instructing external counsel on issues where appropriate.
Preparation of Board papers on ad-hoc issues.
Act as the Group Data Protection Officer (until a suitable replacement is found).
Act as Company Secretary to all Group Companies.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified Advocate with significant post qualified experience operating in a similar In-House Legal position.
Solid understanding of insurance and investments products.
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
Ability to translate and explain legal issues and their implications in a clear and concise manner.
Strong organisational skills.
Beneficial to have experience of undertaking a Company Secretary role.
Previous experience of people management.

Hours & Benefits:
Market rate salary and benefits package.
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