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      wefox Insurance AG

      22.09.2022

      Senior Legal & Compliance Counsel (f/m/d)

      • Zurich, Switzerland
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      wefox Insurance AG

      wefox ist Europas digitaler Versicherer Nr. 1. Wir definieren Versicherung neu. 
      2021 haben sich Investoren mit mehr als 650 Millionen US-Dollar an wefox  beteiligt – bis dato die größte Investitionsrunde, die ein Insurtech je erhalten hat.

      Unsere Mission:
      We make people be safe.

      Revolutioniere mit uns den Versicherungsmarkt und hilf uns, individuelle und  datenbasierte Versicherungsprodukte zu entwickeln, die das Leben unserer Kund*innen erleichtern und sicherer machen. Insurance. But simple.
      wefox ist Europas digitaler Versicherer Nr. 1. Wir definieren Versicherung neu. 
      2021 haben sich Investoren mit mehr als 650 Millionen US-Dollar an wefox  beteiligt – bis dato die größte Investitionsrunde, die ein Insurtech je erhalten hat.

      Unsere Mission:
      We make people be safe.

      Revolutioniere mit uns den Versicherungsmarkt und hilf uns, individuelle und  datenbasierte Versicherungsprodukte zu entwickeln, die das Leben unserer Kund*innen erleichtern und sicherer machen. Insurance. But simple.

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      Senior Legal & Compliance Counsel (f/m/d)

      Wefox  is world’s leading Insurtech that is reinventing insurance at scale, with a record-breaking Series C funding round of $650 million in 2021, making it the largest funding round of any Insurtech to date.
      Wefox is revolutionizing insurance by empowering the customer and delivering personalized experiences, driven by data. Our vision is to make insurance simple and 10x better. By providing our customers 360-degree advice through our network of advisors, we optimize each individual's risk coverage through innovative prevention, assistance and insurance products.
      Are you interested in working in a dynamic insurtec company and helping us prevent legal risks and solve legal issues? Then you are the future Senior Legal & Compliance Counsel(f/m/d) we are looking for.
      With regard to Legal and Regulatory Services:
      • Providing to the Country Business Leader, the Country Executive Committee  and the Country Board of Directors holistically all legal and regulatory advice they need to successfully run the Business locally, perform their tasks and fulfill the business strategy.
      • In particular being a broad legal generalist handling all Swiss legal matters around commercial contracts / contract law, civil law, corporate & company law, labor law & regulations, insurance and  where applicable – insurance supervisory law as well as respective EU / EIOPA frameworks.
      • Additionally taking responsibility and supporting the Group General Counsel and the Country Business Leader in the budgeting and forecasting process from a Swiss point of view.
      • Ensuring legal KPI reporting according to internal guidelines and instructions locally and on Group level.
      • Taking ownership of legal workstreams in regulatory projects as well as interaction with the Liechtenstein based “home” regulator with regard to new products for the Swiss market.
      • Manage and oversee regulatory examinations/inspections and collaborate with internal and external audit functions.
      • Responsible for delivery of efficient contract reviews and developing policies and controls relating to contract management.
      • Prepare legal, risk and compliance reports for business leaders and senior management.
      • Support M&A activity.
      • Proactive involvement in the activities underpinning the global objectives of the company's Legal and Compliance Department through participation in working groups or committees.
      • Select, appoint and manage external counsel and other providers as needed.
      With regard to Compliance & Data Protection Services:
      • Providing to the Country Business Leader, the Country Executive Committee and the Country Board of Directors holistically all compliance and data privacy advice they need to successfully run the Business, perform their tasks, fulfil the strategy defined by the Group and ensure full compliance of applicable laws and regulations.
      • Conduct investigations into compliance and/or ethics issues.
      • To carry out duties as the appointed data privacy officer for Switzerland and identifying, implementing, overseeing and monitoring data privacy issues.
      • Develop and maintain policies and procedures to support and promote regulatory compliance and a culture of integrity.
      • Promote awareness and responsibility through regular communication and training, including developing and conducting regular training for Company personnel.
      • Conduct periodic monitoring and compliance assessments to confirm compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies and standards.
      What you bring:
      • Swiss Master’s degree in law and a Swiss bar exam or equivalent qualification from the DACH region
      • Additional qualifications (LL.M., PhD, CIPP, Certified Compliance Professional), in particular with a focus on insurance law, capital markets law and/or corporate governance highly welcome
      • 5 to10 years of practical in-house experience in a comparable role in the financial sector (insurance or brokerage/intermediary) covering both aspects, Legal as well as Compliance responsibility, is strongly preferred; alternatively respective experience gained with a financial market supervisory authority in Switzerland (FINMA) or Liechtenstein (FMA) also considered
      • Full- or part time (80% - 100%)
      • Labor market admission Switzerland necessary
      • German and English on C2 level (in writing and oral) a must, any additional language welcome
      • Strong technical skills (MS Office, Google Suite) and experience in compliance & data privacy management systems desired
      Now, we’ve gotten to the fun part, the part where you get to brag about your company, those perks your friends are so jealous of!
      Here are some of them*:
      • Flexible working hours including hybrid working
      • Free access to a mental health and well-being platform for personalized care, such as 1:1 coaching and therapy sessions for life’s ups and downs — whether at work, at home, or in your relationships
      • A stack of the latest technologies and working gadgets
      • Training and Coaching opportunities
      • Free coffee, fruit, and snacks because we need fuel!
      If you love a less-formal work environment, flexible paid time off, a great compensation package and benefits offering - and most of all, being the authentic you, get in touch, we want to meet you!
      To all the misunderstood geniuses, rebels and mavericks looking to change the world for the better. Come work with us!
      * Additional Benefits vary between countries and can be explained in more detail by a TA Partner.
      Your contact person for this role is Jelena Petrovic.
      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.
      By submitting the application I confirm to have read and accepted the data privacy policy governing the job application process.

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      Zurich, Switzerland

      Jelena Petrovic
      jelena.petrovic@wefox.com

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