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Senior Counsel (M&A) - Aviva(1 Post)
We have a multifaceted new vacancy for a Senior Counsel in Aviva plc's head office in London. In this role, reporting to the Director of Legal (Corporate and Reinsurance), you'll work hand-in-hand with the business to advise and deliver on the Aviva Group's strategic priorities.
With a focus on corporate and finance cases, you will have the opportunity to work across a range of matters: whilst we are looking for someone with a good understanding of M&A / corporate law to support our current large workload, the role will also provide you with an opportunity to work on FinTech corporate venturing, big-ticket international divestments, capital management transactions (including debt capital markets matters), Group insurance and a range of corporate advisory issues (including the Group's legal risk reporting and management).
It's an opportunity like no other because as well as working in-house for the UK's largest insurer, there is a strong transactional focus. It means collaborating closely with your team and the wider legal function, building rewarding relationships with key internal clients, not to mention striking up a rapport with senior leaders and their teams. With the opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding at every opportunity, you'll join a culture of continuous learning and accelerated performance.
Aviva introduced "smart-working" in 2020, and the person in this position can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as they are comfortable travelling to our London offices each week.
What skills & experiences are required?
Commercial experience as a senior lawyer with relevant post qualifying experience with a leading firm and/or a financial institution
Ambition to understand the strategy, values and behaviours of a FTSE 100 financial institution and to experience in-house business partner management
Proven ability to manage projects or cases, negotiations and relationships with third parties
Demonstrable ability to troubleshoot and problem solve in a creative and innovative manner and work with agility across a range of areas
Strong technical knowledge of applicable areas of law, including M&A/Corporate, and desire to improve
Experience providing technical leadership and knowledge-sharing to upskill colleagues through mentoring on areas of expertise
Personal competencies: great teammate, dedicated, communicative, robust, flexible, with a positive attitude and a dream to be an involved member of a strong, engaged team
What will you get for this role?
A competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
Generous defined contribution pension scheme
Annual performance related bonus and pay review
Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme