RESOLVA is assisting Europæiske with the recruitment of a talented lawyer to take on the role as Legal Counsel. Europæiske is searching for a commercially oriented lawyer who is passionate about taking on a legal in-house role in a dynamic business where one will be exposed to a wealth of different legal tasks. You are a lawyer who can take on individual responsibility and drive a process but also enjoys being part of a legal team that cooperates closely.
In the role in the Nordic Legal & Compliance team you will benefit from being a hands-on and solution-oriented person with a strong commercial mindset. You should be organized and practical in your approach, and able to build strong relationships throughout Europæiske’s organization. You need to have solid legal skills and be able to keep the big picture in mind while adhering to relevant regulations.
THE LEGAL TEAM
The Nordic Legal & Compliance Team consists of 2 lawyers and a student, including the Head of Legal & Compliance. The team is responsible for all Europæiske’s legal and compliance matters in the Nordic region spanning from legal support in relation to a broad range of contract types, provision of advice to all levels of Europæiske’s organization in the Nordics, e.g. within contract law, marketing, insurance law, and compliance with GDPR and financial regulations (e.g. outsourcing), and communication with authorities, including the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) and the Danish DPA (Datatilsynet). Further, the team plays a role in managing the global insurance program, interpretation and drafting of insurance terms and assisting in handling difficult claims.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
As Legal Counsel, you’ll be responsible for:
- Reviewing and advising on a range of contracts such as customer and supplier agreements, agency and cooperation agreements, and contracts entered into as part of a procurement process with public authorities.
- Advising Europæiske’s Scandinavian organization within a range of other legal areas, such as marketing law, insurance law, and general commercial law.
- Managing regulatory matters related to key regulatory areas for Europæiske, including GDPR and financial regulations, such as outsourcing regulation.
- Updating and interpreting Europæiske’s insurance terms and managing claims and disputes related to insurance agreements.
- Overseeing disputes processes and working with specialist external firms regarding these.
TITLE AND REPORTING
Reporting to: This role will report to the Head of the Nordic Legal & Compliance team, Michala Hjarne.
Your title: Legal Counsel
Education: You are a candidate with a relevant master’s degree (Master of Laws or MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law) from a Danish university or Danish business school.
Work experience: You have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a large or medium sized corporate or a consultancy / law firm or similarly commercially oriented role. Preferably, you have solid experience with commercial contracting, and / or one or more compliance disciplines relevant to the financial sector (e.g. GDPR, outsourcing rules).
Business acumen: You have a strong business acumen and practical experience in working independently as advisor to commercial teams / organizations, and you are able to weigh commercial considerations against relevant legal risks.
Stakeholder management: You have great stakeholder management skills with an innate ability to create relationships with stakeholders externally as well as internally.
Language skills: You are proficient in Danish and English (both written and spoken).
Proactive: You are pro-active with a natural inclination to take initiative, be solution oriented and drive a process in a dynamic environment.
Independent: You are able to work independently, and you thrive with taking responsibility and ownership for the legal matters you work with.
Team player: While being used to working independently, you recognize the value of being a strong team player who is ready to help out and spare with your colleagues where required.
EUROPÆISKE´S VALUE PROPOSITION TO YOU
At Europæiske, every day offers you new challenges and a diverse range of legal tasks that will allow you to continue your development as a strong generalist with strong contracting skills and regulatory knowledge. By being part of Europæiske’s team, you will also inherently further develop your commercial acumen.
Europæiske is a modern internationally oriented organization placed in the heart of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.
You are offered favorable employment terms with a very high degree of flexibility ensuring a highly attractive work/life balance, pensions contribution, health insurance and other benefits.
Europæiske is Denmark’s largest and oldest travel insurance company with more than 100 years of experience with offering travel insurance to consumers and businesses.
Europæiske’s primary business areas are the sale of travel insurance to private customers and businesses together with health insurance for employees posted abroad. The company’s direct business is focused on the markets in Sweden and Denmark, but through agents and distribution partners Europæiske is also active in Norway and Finland.
As part of ERGO, Europæiske belongs to one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. The Group is represented in over 25 countries worldwide, concentrating on core and growth markets in Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive range of insurances, pensions, investments and services. In its home market of Germany, ERGO is one of the leading providers in the life, non-life and health segments with a comprehensive range of products.
Worldwide ERGO has more than 38,000 employees and sales partners. In 2022, ERGO received a total premium of 20 billion euros and paid its customers net policy benefits of 15 billion euros.
Europæiske is a member of the International Travel Insurance Alliance (ITIA). ITIA consists of an association of international companies offering travel insurance products and other travel-related services.
If you want to learn more about Europæiske, please visit https://www.europaeiske.dk.
APPLICATION AND CONTACT
If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, contact Camilla Krogh from RESOLVA on tel.: +45 51261264 or Christina Schmidt from RESOLVA on tel.: 30103918.