Legal Counsel Reinsurance


Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning close to 200 years. We offer Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products, and we are also engaged in reinsurance activities.

Our customers are at the heart of our business, and our products and services are designed to anticipate, manage, and cover their risks through a wide range of solutions designed for their needs, both today and in the future.

We are one of Europe's larger insurance companies and we are also well represented in Asia. In total, Ageas is on the ground in 14 countries (Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines) through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long-term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. Every day, more than 44,000 skilled and committed employees are at the service of nearly 45 million customers. Our Group has at its foundation a set of core values - Care, Dare, Deliver, and Share – representing who we are and how we work. As a “Supporter of your life” we seek to create social and economic value for our customers, employees, partners, investors, and society at large.

Ageas has been re-certified as Top Employer in 2023.

Your function

As part of its growth strategy, Ageas has expanded its reinsurance activities by opening its reinsurance activity to third-parties. The reinsurance activities are carried out by Ageas Re, which operates on the balance sheet of ageas SA/NV, the top holding company of the Group, which as a result became an operational reinsurance company. The legal counsel Reinsurance will provide legal advice and support to the fast growing reinsurance activity, which currently consist of 25+ dedicated professionals.

 Your role as a Legal Counsel Reinsurance is crucial in ensuring the integrity and transparency of Ageas Re. You will serve as a strategic business partner to Ageas Re and you will support the further growth of this business unit. You will work closely with the Ageas Re Management Committee and other stakeholders to provide expert legal advice and support the growth of the business, while ensuring compliance with legal regulations.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing spot-on, pragmatic and strategic legal advice to the Ageas Re leadership;

  • Act as a second line for specific questions of the underwriters when drafting, reviewing and negotiating reinsurance contracts;

  • Monitoring regulatory developments and advise on reinsurance matters to ensure compliance with a scope on both Belgium and the global marketplace;

  • Working with Ageas Re to identify legal risks;

  • Providing practical solutions to support the growth of the (new) business;

  • Assisting with the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure the Ageas' reinsurance activities comply with legal regulations;

  • Assisting the Management Committee of Ageas Re as counsel and corporate secretary and identifying and flagging legal risks;

  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required (e.g. with the NBB)

You will be part of the Group legal team and will report to the Group Head of Legal. You will have a dotted line to the Ageas Re Director of Finance, Risk and Operations and will be embedded in Ageas Re. 

Your profile

  • You have obtained a (Belgian) Master in Law degree;

  • You have acquired a solid experience in a reputable law firm or with the in-house legal department of a significant player. An experience within a (re)insurance company is a big plus;

  • You are eager to learn about about insurance regulatory matters;

  • You have a strong working knowledge of English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German or Italian are a plus;

  • You have strong analytical legal skills and you are also pragmatic and able to translate your legal analysis into clear and crisp business relevant advice;

  • You are able to manage complex projects and legal risks, while delving into intricate legal matters;

  • You are able to function autonomously and to take on responsibilities;

  • You have a resilient mindset, who derives energy from learning and exposure;

  • You are a smart, mature and enthusiastic person;

  • You have clear and effective communication skills.

Our offer?

  • The possibility of (maximum 50%) home working;

  • A dynamic, multicultural working environment;

  • An interesting and extensive salary package;

  • The possibility to optimize part of your salary package through a flexible income plan;

  • A corporate culture where you are encouraged to share your views and opinions;

  • A flat organizational structure with close collaboration and communication with management and cross departments;

  • An extensive range of learning & development opportunities through our online learning platform;

  • The opportunity to further develop yourself and to be part of a great team at a Top employer in Belgium. Find out more about it here


Please apply online.  We are looking forward to meeting you!