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Solicitor - Regulatory & Compliance (Insurance)

Dillon Eustace is one of Ireland’s leading law firms with an established domestic and international client bases and offices in Tokyo, New York and in the Cayman Islands. 
Our Regulatory and Compliance team is experiencing significant growth in both volume and complexity of instructions and we also see opportunities to further develop across several financial services sectors. To support this growth we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic lawyer who wishes to work with clients and colleagues of the highest calibre on a diverse range of interesting and challenging work.

We are particularly interested in lawyers who have material experience (and expertise) in insurance regulation (Solvency II) and who are interested in working with insurance clients across a wide range of legal and regulatory issues affecting their businesses.

The successful candidate will work primarily on regulatory insurance client matters but will also work with non-insurance clients on overlapping areas of law or regulation such as AML/CTF, GDPR, fitness and probity etc, working within a growing team where other team members have complementary expertise in the MiFID (asset management, investment advice, distribution); Insurance; Payments; Credit/Servicing; and Fund Service Provider sectors.      

We are looking for a strong, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial solicitor who will assist the Firm in growing its life and non-life business in particular and who is comfortable in engaging in both business development and broader client relationship.

Responsibilities

The role will involve acting for national and domestic clients, both regulated and unregulated, dealing with a broad range of complex regulatory matters across the regulatory spectrum, with a focus on Insurance including:

 applications for authorisation, advising on the process and liaising with the Central Bank and reviewing application documentation;

 advising on specific legislative matters across the regulatory spectrum etc., which impact clients on a day to day basis (eg. consumer protection; AML/CTF; GDPR; acquiring transactions etc)

 advising on variety of contractual arrangements and on outsourcing rules and requirements;

 assisting clients in developing compliance and supervisory frameworks for both start-ups  and established entities, including assistance in drafting policies and procedures for client tailoring;

 advising on consumer regulatory issues such as consumer protection legislation, minimum competency requirements, the Central Bank ‘Fit and Proper requirements’ and unfair contract terms;

 advising on acquiring transactions and assisting in regulatory due diligence;  

 assisting clients on the installation and documentation of appropriate reporting structures and decision-making processes and advising on necessary board and committee regulation;

 delivering tailored training presentations to clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance topics

The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in both business development and broader client relationship management and assist in developing the firm’s insurance practice.


Requirements

Suitable candidates must be able to demonstrate:

 Minimum of 5 years pqe experience in financial services regulatory matters but with specific, demonstrable Insurance experience.

 Experience in AML, Consumer Protection, Data Protection, Governance and an understanding of the structure of both the domestic and European Financial Services legislation would also be a distinct advantage.

 Strong planning and organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise

 Ability to make sound and realistic decisions

 An ability to communicate effectively at all levels, with colleagues and clients

 A high level of motivation and an ability to act on one’s own initiative

 An ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Applications

Applications should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and sent by email to Patricia Barr, Head of HR at HR@dilloneustace.ie by latest Wednesday 1 November 2017.