Group Legal M&A/ Corporate Lawyer - (F/H)


Group Legal M&A/ Corporate Lawyer - (F/H)

AXA Group
  • Puteaux, IDF, France


About AXA:

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 153,000 employees serving 105 million clients in 54 countries. In 2020, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 96.7 billion and underlying earnings to Euro 4.3 billion.

About the Group Legal Team:

The Group Legal team is a small team made up of highly qualified lawyers many of whom have international backgrounds. The Group Legal team has won the Financial Times Sustainability and ESG 2021 Award, the Trophée du Droit Insurance and Bank In house team award 2020 and Transaction of the Year Award 2018 for its work on the XL acquisition (€12.4billion) and the IPO of AXA’s US life company, AXA Equitable, which was the largest US IPO in 2018.

Job description:

This role will involve working on major international and transversal projects, partnerships and reorganisations including M&A, corporate, regulatory matters and new technologies. AXA’s M&A projects are multi-national covering: buying or selling companies/businesses, either as private negotiated deals or public takeovers; initial public offers for sales via listing on stock exchanges; establishing major long-term partnerships and joint ventures; and major distribution deals with upfront capital commitments. The role involves working in close collaboration with the Group’s specialist corporate finance team and other group departments such as tax and investor relations.

Recent work includes the acquisition of Laya Healthcare, Ireland for €650m and the transformation of AXA SA, the French listed parent company, into a regulated reinsurer.

The lawyer will be a member of the Group M&A legal team, reporting directly to the Group Legal Head of M&A who in turn reports into the Group General Counsel.

Location: Paris, France but location flexible

Your Profile

Technical skills
• Experienced senior qualified lawyer (at very least 6 years’ post-qualification), with first ranking international law firm training as a foundation for transformation at AXA into a high performing in-house counsel
• Extensive experience of international corporate, M&A and commercial law

Soft skills:
• Fluent in English and ideally highly proficient in French
• Driven/highly motivated, autonomous with enthusiasm for new areas of expertise, needs agility to work outside own comfort zone and pick up, analyse and become expert on new topics quickly on a regular basis
• Gravitas to work in close collaboration with senior management on evolving strategic and sensitive international issues in a high-pressure, time-critical environment
• Client-driven and pragmatic
• Team player with ability to influence and federate across departments/the Group
• Strong communication skills
• Courage to challenge, and be challenged
• Integrity – trustworthiness is key due to dealing with confidential and price sensitive information on a regular basis
• Stays focused and functioning at the same high standards under pressure
• Embraces the challenges of multicultural work
• International travel, often with short notice

About AXA

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 165,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 107 million customers.

About the Entity

The headquarters of the AXA Group, based in Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing international projects. The headquarters has approximately 800 employees and is distinguished by its strong international culture (39 nationalities).

What We Offer

We provide you regular career opportunities in international teams. If you want to join us, don’t hesitate to apply !

Information provided by applicants will be processed in strict confidentiality and may be used exclusively for recruitment processes.


Category : Lawyer
Posted : December 8, 2023
Salary : N/A

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