Job Description

The Company
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance.
Together, we unlock potential.
The Segment
The legal department is responsible for advising on legal issues that arise in the course of business, ranging from litigation and claims, to commercial and corporate transactions and contracts, to employment law and compliance and regulatory issues. We provide seamless legal support on a global basis, with professional staff located in numerous countries around the world, including Singapore.
The Role
Willis Towers Watson is seeking an experienced lawyer to join the Asia legal team in its Singapore office, reporting to the Head of Legal, Asia.
The primary focus of the role is to work closely with the Head of Legal, Asia in order to provide high quality commercial legal advice, counsel and support to the Corporate Risk and Broking line of business in Asia.
The role requires the application of a high level of analytical thinking, attention to detail and focus, combined with a strong commitment to helping the business succeed in all of the jurisdictions in which it operates whilst maintaining and projecting solid ethical values.
There will be a heavy focus on the following areas of work: commercial contract reviews, regulatory advice, cross-border transactions, managing professional indemnity claims and other litigation, advising on new products and sales initiatives. There will also be opportunities for involvement with employment matters and special projects including M&A transactions.
The Requirements
• A Singapore national who is qualified to practice as a lawyer in any common law jurisdiction.
• Solid knowledge and experience of insurance-related areas of the law and regulations, preferably in the broking arena.
• Solid experience of working with or within the insurance industry.
• Outstanding academic credentials and work experience gained from a leading law firm and/or in-house environment in a multi-national company.
• At least 5 years post-qualification experience.
• Must be an enthusiastic, commercially-oriented team player, with an ability to quickly comprehend the company’s business operations and legal needs.
• Highly developed written and oral communication skills in English.
• Highly analytical and skilled at providing pragmatic commercial advice to the business.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
• Strong interpersonal skills to foster teamwork, to maintain effective working relationships and to gain respect of senior management.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to analyse and summarize key legal and business issues and alternatives for executive decisions.
• Results-focused; able to work in fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
• Self-starter and independent/strategic thinker.
• Above all, a team player who wants to work for the benefit of all.
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