• Senior Legal Advisor

    Requisition ID 2446659
    Job Family GB-London
  • Posting Description

    Senior Legal Advisor

     

    We’re hiring!

     

    Aon are currently recruiting a Senior Legal Advisor to join our team in London. The Senior Legal Advisor will be primarily responsible for supporting the Chief Counsel in reviewing, identifying and advising on key legal and risk matters relating to the Aon Retirement and Investment business in EMEA. This will afford you the opportunity to form strong working relationships with senior business stakeholders and a solid understanding of the commercial and regulatory opportunities and challenges, this includes oversight of strategic project work and larger commercial transactions.

     

    It is anticipated that this role will have formal management responsibility.

     

    About Aon

     

    Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

     

    Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.

     

    About the Role

     

    Your impact as a Senior Legal Advisor:

    Key Accountabilities:

    • legal project work relating to the establishment new products;
    • support to the business in respect of larger commercial transaction and strategic agreements;
    • providing guidance to the business in respect of the new products and identifying risks;
    • negotiation of standard form documentation such as investment management agreements and consulting agreements;
    • drafting and negotiation of bespoke legal documentation to facilitate the delivery of the new products with service providers;
    • reviewing product specifications and other business documentation from a legal perspective;
    • assisting with the legal requirements of a business that is growing from a significant base in the UK into a number of different European jurisdictions;
    • working with external counsel in order to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations;
    • working with the Aon Hewitt central regulatory compliance function;
    • formal management responsibility for other members of the legal team located in London and acting as an escalation point;
    • Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company

    About you

     

    Your knowledge and expertise:

     

    Education

     

    At least a 2:1 or equivalent.

     

    Professional

     

    Qualified lawyer (whether in the UK or abroad) or equivalent

     

    Experience, Knowledge & Skills

    • Strong drafting and interpersonal skills
    • High level of integrity and professionalism
    • Excellent time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
    • Formal management responsibility for other legal professionals
    • Self-starter and enthusiasm to learn about new areas ;
    • Flexibility and initiative
    • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
    • Logical and enquiring mind
    • Credible and respected
    • Ability to gain confidence from seniors and peers
    • Influence, persuade and negotiate
    • good experience in a regulatory investment environment.
    • Strong commercial contracting experience, with emphasis on strategic agreements and partnerships
    • Previous Pensions experience is not a prerequisite as the Lawyer will not be expected to provide technical pensions advice, however knowledge of DC Pensions would be beneficial.
    • Previous experience in supporting new product development would also be helpful.

    Salary and Benefits

     

    This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.  We also offer tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation.

     

    Our Colleague Experience

     

    Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.

     

    We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application

     

     

     

     

     

     

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