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The Role

Themis is a newly created MGA focused on the provision of insurance solutions for the M&A community.

Themis is backed by Innovisk Capital Partners LLP. Technology and data are fundamentally reshaping the value chain in insurance and bringing risk closer to capital. Historically, the industry has been costly, with data flows that are inflexible. New solutions and new thinking are required. Innovisk has been created to do just that.

Innovisk is a global underwriting platform with a strategy of growth and diversification, which through the application of technology and data management and by attracting industry leading underwriting talent is building market leading Underwriting Businesses.

An underwriter is required to join the team to underwrite the principal M&A insurance risks (Warranty & Indemnity Insurance, Tax Liability Insurance and M&A Specific Risk Insurance) and to be an integral part of developing and growing the proposition.

We are seeking a commercially minded lawyer who wants to utilise their technical legal skills in an entrepreneurial and result driven environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing deal documentation, due diligence materials and processes employed in M&A transactions, to assess the insurability of each risk.
  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke policy wordings to contractually document the risks.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with various distribution channels including brokers, law firms, investment banks, accountants, private equity funds and corporates on the acquisition trail or going through a disposal process.
  • Attending client meetings, seminars and marketing events and representing Themis, at such events.
  • This candidate will be a senior member of the team and as the business grows, will be expected to lead more junior members of the team and help drive the business forward.


The Requirements

  • Existing underwriting experience is extremely desirable, as is knowledge of M&A markets outside of the UK.
  • Legal, financial or other relevant business skills that enables a logical, in-depth review of risks associated with the ownership, financing and operation of a broad range of businesses.
  • The ability to assimilate large amounts of written information in short timeframes and the ability to express conclusions in a clear and coherent manner.
  • Strong written, drafting and communication skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of transaction documentation and an appreciation of related legal exposures that may result in a breach of warranty or indemnity.
  • Depth of knowledge and interest in commerce and industry in general.


The Company

Innovisk is a new underwriting venture in which Willis Towers Watson is a strategic investor. Innovisk supports and builds market leading underwriting platforms, differentiated by the application of technology, data, advanced analytics and modelling.

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