Legal Counsel Europe Reinsurance Company / RGA

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Who is RGA?

Reinsurance Group of America, RGA, is a leading global reinsurance company focusing primarily on life- and health-related reinsurance solutions.  Our core products and services include life reinsurance, living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development. Headquartered in the United States, RGA has operations in 26 countries around the globe. Each office is unique, employing professionals with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

Even though RGA is a Fortune 500 company, many people inside and outside of RGA consider it ‘small’. Promoting the company’s global reach is evidence of RGA’s growth and stature as an industry leader.

RGA leads the reinsurance industry with innovation and integrity. Reinsurance is a specialty market, and an exciting one. Their global workforce has the opportunity to unleash creative thinking that innovates and influences change throughout the life and health insurance industry.

Job description

This role is a great opportunity if you want to work as a generalist in an international and innovative environment.

Due to further growth plans in Europe RGA is looking for a Legal Counsel Europe in the Netherlands. In this position you are part of the Legal team in the European region and you will be based in Gouda at the head office of Leidsche Verzekeringen (a subsidiary of RGA). You will report to the Chief Legal Counsel Europe based in Cologne (Germany).

As a Legal Counsel you assist in the provision of legal advice and provide legal solutions to meet the business demands of RGA’s operations in Europe. In this broad and varied role you deal with commercial, corporate, regulatory and compliance matters. This includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating reinsurance treaties and any other commercial agreements (e.g. confidentiality agreements, vendor service contracts, guarantees and comfort letters, service level agreements).

Occasional international travel will be required.


  • Qualified to practice law in the Netherlands;
  • 5-7 years relevant working experience at a law firm and/or an in-house legal department;
  • Good knowledge of general corporate and commercial law (insurance law is a nice to have);
  • Exposure to the financial services industry;
  • Strong contract review and negotiation skills;
  • Experience in multi-national organization would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity or experience with European regulations dealing with data protection and other compliance related areas of law.

The Offer

Challenging work in an international matrix organization, establishing intra-department teams built for collaboration. A competitive landscape where you can work together with high-performance teams. RGA provides a variety of competitive benefits packages to address your personal and professional needs.


If you are interested in this fulltime position, please send us your CV and motivation (both in English). For additional information regarding this role please contact Natascha Jonkers (06-51459535) or Desiree Mohrmann (06-51463224). Discretion is guaranteed. 



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