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Legal Counsel

Company: Manulife Insurance Malaysia
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? You've come to the right place. We're looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world. If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we'd like to hear from you.Working ArrangementHybridJob DescriptionThe Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Bermuda Branch) provides life insurance products internationally, with the capacity to issue policies covering the lives of residents of over 100 countries around the world. -It is a fast-paced and growing business, operating out of its registered office in Hamilton, Bermuda. -The legal team provides legal support to all areas of the Bermuda Branch's business. -This position will work closely with our business clients and will report to the AVP and Assistant Chief Counsel to the Bermuda Branch.Individual Accountabilities: -

  • Advise the Bermuda Branch on a variety of legal questions including issues relating to product development, distribution, underwriting, new business, in-force, titles, and claims.
  • Provide legal advice relating to bank premium financing, including bank onboarding and review of collateral assignment documentation.
  • Provide legal support to the Bermuda Branch's compliance team on various questions including AML/ATF, privacy, common reporting standard (CRS), broker conduct, and anti-fraud.
  • Participate in relevant local trade association meetings, e.g., the Bermuda International Long-term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTR).
  • Supervise Bermuda regulatory and industry updates and advise our legal, compliance, and business colleagues of relevant developments.
  • Advise on questions of Bermuda and international law, interacting with outside counsel as needed.
  • Conduct and lead legal research projects as may be required.
  • Provide any other legal advice and support to the Bermuda Branch as the need may arise.Shared Accountabilities:
    • Support Manulife's overall mission, with a focus upon legal, compliance and risk management objectives
    • Support Manulife's corporate governance model, with detailed understanding of governance documents, corporate policies and standard operating procedures -
    • Maintain an understanding of the larger insurance and financial industry, with a focus upon legal and regulatory developments that are likely to impact the Bermuda Branch's business objectives
    • Actively pursue opportunities for skills training and professional development -Job Requirements:
      • Law Degree, with strong academic record
      • Licensed to practice law
      • Minimum 2-3 years prior relevant experience in major law firm and/or corporation
      • Knowledge of and experience with life insurance law preferred
      • Outstanding analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
      • Well organized, with a strong attention to detail
      • An understanding of financial principles and risk
      • Ability to quickly identify and respond to legal problems/risk
      • Tactful and operates with a high level of discretionDecision Authorities:
        • Prioritizing and re-prioritizing work deliverables and projects based on changing business needs
        • Support AVP & Assistant Chief Counsel with decision-making on routine and sophisticated legal matters#LI-HybridEvery career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward. Ready to make an impact somewhere? What are you waiting for? Apply today.About John Hancock and Manulife John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at .One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including , , , , and . Additional information about John Hancock may be found at .Manulife is an Equal Opportunity EmployerAt Manulife/JohnHancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract,developandretaina workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, -advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin,colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.It is our priority to remove barriers toprovideequal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. -All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent withapplicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. -To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .

Keywords: Manulife Insurance Malaysia, Hamilton , Legal Counsel, Legal , Hamilton, Ohio

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