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Legal Manager (Legal & Compliance)
R960000 / year
June 2, 1985

About Candidate

I, Sabeeha Khan, currently in the position of a Legal manager (legal & compliance department), at a multinational company, Innovation group. My passion lies with partnering with my stakeholders, to enable optimal functioning of multiple business areas within the group and wide of group. I am most passionate about engaging with my stakeholders to enable the provision of both business and legal solutions. I am a dedicated, reliable, and excellent communicator, who sets the bar high, in order to achieve sustainable solutions for the business, whilst remaining complaint with applicable regulations and laws. I would love to discuss the post with you and trust that you will find me well adversed for the post at hand.

Location

Education

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BCOM (LAW) 2008
UNIVERSITY OF JHB

COMPLETED

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LLB 2010
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

COMPLETED

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HDIP TAX 2011
UNIVERSITY OF JHB

COMPLETED

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EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2022
HENLEY SA

STILL IN PROCESS OF COMPLETION

Work & Experience

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LEGAL MANAGER(LEGAL & COMPLIANCE) 11/01/2021
INNOVATION GROUP (PTY) LTD

To provide legal solutions to business units and branches to ensure best practice and manage or mitigate legal risks on behalf of the Company while ensuring compliance of Legal Policies, Regulatory and Legislative requirements. Ensuring appropriate action undertaken. Finance • Support by providing effective contracts, legal advice having assessed legal risk and ensuring timeous delivery Budget • Management - contribution towards departmental cost saving, management of contracts and litigation Customer • When new and regulatory requirements are gazetted or highlighted by Compliance any other central function, obtain the relevant communication and support materials from the source and distribute to the supported line managers • Ensure that the line manager understand the legislation • Provide employee training on legislation, policies, or regulatory guidelines • Discuss emerging legal issues with management or employees • Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of contract management policy • Keep impacted stakeholders and management updated regarding contracts, litigation or litigious matters Conduct • Prepare management reports regarding legal matters • Ensure business contracts are drafted accurately and timeously to ensure successful co-ordination of parties and to ensure set turn- around times are adhered to • Review contracts not drafted by Innovation Group and provision of recommendations alterations • Prepare and review of contracts drafted by other parties to be done in such a way to prevent Innovation Group taking unnecessary risk whilst not imposing onerous conditions on the other party • Ensure contracts are finalized within specified timeframes • Provide accurate feedback to business and executives on contracts drafted and related matters • Ensure Company policies are formulated and reviewed timeously • Draft and serve all necessary company processes • Ensure contracts are successfully managed to ensure timeous signing of contracts • Filter information in order to keep divisions up to date and to prevent litigation • Create awareness in the various changes in the law by informing the business units timeously • Manage business and client queries • Ensure appropriate communication to business and clients. • Support business with client queries • Ensuring due diligence is correctly conducted and provision of assistance to relevant stakeholders in this regard • Accurate monthly reporting to Board

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ADVANCED LEGAL ADVISOR 03/01/2017 - 10/31/2021
OLD MUTUAL INSURE

To provide legal advice, legal opinions and solutions to business units and branches to ensure best practice and manage or mitigate legal risks on behalf of the Company while ensuring compliance with Legal Policies, Regulatory and Legislative requirements. To Act as counsel on issues involving advice provided on appropriate action within area of responsibility and coordinate legal matters requiring external legal assistance, within South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Technical expertise: • Manage external resources • Draft, vet and negotiate contracts, as detailed above. • Develop and review standard and Bespoke legal templates • Conduct legal reviews on Attorneys • Manage costs and exposure • Improve service delivery to Business partners/Stakeholders • Conduct research and development • Manage stakeholder relationships Key Performance Areas Business Support and General Legal Advice • Custodians of all legal agreements in the company and responsible for developing and reviewing them from time to time to ensure legal compliance • Reviewing and approving recommendations from the Branches • Advising company from time to time regarding insurance legislation and or any regulatory changes and the impact thereof • Providing training to Legal and affected Business Units from time to time • Providing legal advice and opinions to all the Business Units • Advising and providing a tailor-made business solution to problems • Assistance with HR matters from time to time • Generally, ensure best possible legal solution to legal problems • Contributing and providing legal advice and guidance to various committees within the company • Assistance provided and oversee complaints where required Review and Development of Policies and Procedures • Identify loopholes and make recommendations on policies and processes for improved service delivery • Monitoring and compliance to the company policies and procedures and making recommendations in case of non-Compliance • Drafting agreements and providing general legal assistance including ensuring product compliance and alignment with policies Resource Management • Management of panel of attorneys in terms of giving them instructions and subsequent communication • Management of Staff • Manage delivery of outsourced work • Managing costs and reviewing invoices in respect of outsourced works and ensure compliance with the signed SLA • Manage expectations and relations with internal and external stakeholders and to negotiate with them from time to time • Evaluate performance of external service providers from time to time Manage Stakeholder relationships • Proactive building of internal relationships with all Business Units • Understanding operational business needs • Providing business solutions in area of expertise • Understanding internal client’s areas of operation • Proactively building relationships with attorneys/advocates/clients • Good working relationship with the team • Manage relationships with government and other stakeholders such as financial institutions and find workable solutions to problems in the best interests of the company • Meeting the required turnaround times Reports and Document Management • Prepare reports to Board and management on matters pertaining to the business of the company • Prepare legal summaries post legal reviews for the Board meetings • Ensure proper records keeping within area of responsibility

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LEGAL SPECIALIST (LIABILITY) 10/01/2015 - 02/28/2017
GUARDRISK- SUBSIDIARY OF MMI

Technical expertise • Evaluating, investigating and management of complex Litigated and Non-Litigated matters (Professional Indemnity, Financial Lines and Liability policies) • Providing assistance and solutions to Guardrisk South Africa and Guardrisk Mauritius (where required) • Risk Management: Underwriters are to be advised of claims revealing adverse risk features in both underwriting and policy documents as soon as they are evident, and reinstate policies where applicable • Appointing and liaising with Service Level providers and managing the providers efficiently • Research and interpretation skills • Ensuring Compliance with company policies and procedures • Ensuring Compliance within Regulatory and Legal requirements • Attending to various meetings with underwriters, pertaining to past and present policies and further various discussions of possible changes in policies upon renewal, and the impact hereof • Attending to matters in terms of reinsurance policies • Drafting of legal opinions, agreements, and contacts of various nature on behalf of MMI • Comprehensive Reporting of matters • Conducting comprehensive audits on files • Oversee complaints management Communication/Service • Customer service: Maintaining a high level of service to customers (Internal and external) according to service level agreements and within the service standards as set out by the company • Service to external Stakeholders: Over and above normal Legal duties such as technical advice and other assistance • Effective and timeous communication: Communicate in a professional manner with internal and external parties • Management of Staff members • Providing training in form of presentations to internal and external Stakeholders General • Record keeping always: All records are to be kept up to date at all times • Quality control: Quality standards to be always adhered to • Continuous process improvement: Ensure full compliance with the claims process, policies and procedures and identify areas of improvement

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SENIOR LEGAL AND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST 03/01/2014 - 09/30/2015
AIG (SA)

Technical expertise • Evaluating and investigating all complex matters (Professional Indemnity, Financial Lines and Liability policies) • Management of matters (Both litigated/Non-Litigated) • Engaging and Providing solutions to multiple Business units/Stakeholders within AIG Africa and AIG Europe • Risk Management: Underwriters are to be advised of claims revealing adverse risk features in both underwriting and policy documents as soon as they are evident, and reinstate policies where applicable • Appointing and liaising with Service Level providers and managing the providers efficiently • Research and interpretation skills • Compliance with company policies and procedures • Ensuring Compliance within Regulatory and Legal requirements • Attending to various meetings with internal stakeholders, pertaining to past and present policies and further various discussions of possible changes in policies upon renewal, and the impact hereof. • Attending to matters in terms of reinsurance policies • Drafting of legal opinions, agreements, and contacts of various nature on behalf of AIG • Comprehensive Reporting of matters (in excess of R5 million) to AIG United States and AIG United Kingdom • Attending to international matters, and providing subsequent instructions to international attorneys/solicitors/counsel and loss adjusters • Conducting comprehensive audits on files • Oversee complaint management Communication/Service • Customer service: Maintaining a high level of service to customers (Internal and external) according to service level agreements and within the service standards as set out by the company • Service to external Stakeholders: Over and above normal Legal duties such as technical advice and other assistance • Effective and timeous communication: Communicate in a professional manner with internal and external parties • Management of Junior Staff members • Providing training in form of presentations to internal and external stakeholders General • Record keeping at all times: All records are to be kept up to date at all times, and compilation of reports • Quality control: Quality standards to be adhered to at all times • Continuous process improvement: Ensure full compliance with the claims process, policies, procedures, legislation and identify areas of improvement

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FINANCIAL LINES UNDERWRITER 03/01/2013 - 03/31/2014
STALKER HUTCHISON ADMIRAL

General • Attend to all underwriting responsibilities related to a relevant line of business including but not limited to risk evaluation, preparation and loading of quotes, checking of policy wordings and endorsements, in respect of both new business and renewals. • Quotes above mandate/authority are to be referred to the Head of Underwriting/CEO for sign-off. • Provide a special focus on large / important clients and or accounts within authority level. • Excellent understanding of the products and wordings underwritten within the relevant business area Specific • Systemic Thinking • Technical proficiency and proven underwriting track record in relevant line(s) of business. • Financial Acumen • Track record for handling high pressure work environment. • Computer Literacy Generic • Administrative Skills • Analysis and Judgement • Attention to Detail • Client Orientation, Communication Skills including negotiation • Initiative and Teamwork • Managing work and delegation Marketing • Contact visits with brokers to discuss renewals and new business. • Building of relationships. • Feedback on market intelligence. Client Liaison (Internal and External) • Respond to queries and resolve to the satisfaction of the affected parties within the scope of authority and / or responsibility. • Prepare for and attend meetings. Processing Systems • Understanding of internal processing systems. Financial • Meeting budget responsibility for a book of business. • Monitoring renewals, lapsed policies and new business with monthly report back if and when required. General Administration • Checking of policy documentation. • Handling accounts queries. • Production and / or sign-off of reports within stipulated timeframes. • Attend to daily administrative routine tasks in accordance with organisational standards, processes and procedures. • Attend to the typing of general correspondence if and when necessary.

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LEGAL SPECIALIST 10/01/2011 - 02/28/2013
STALKER HUTCHISON ADMIRAL

Technical expertise • Evaluating and investigating all claims assigned/received. • Assessing and interpreting Professional Indemnity policies • Registration of all notifications/claims received to be registered within 24 hours of receipt or as otherwise agreed with the respective broker • To establish a quantum as accurately as possible • Investigation of all mails/emails to be auctioned within 48 hours of receipt • Risk Management: Underwriters are to be advised of claims revealing adverse risk features in both underwriting and policy documents as soon as they are evident, and reinstate policies where applicable • Processing: Accurately and timely data capturing of claims/notifications as per relevant Service Level agreements. Complete transactions within the delegated authority limits and within set standards and service level agreements • Appointing and liaising with attorneys and loss adjusters on a daily basis, and further making judgment calls as to when these actions are most appropriate • Perusing Documentation drafted by Prominent attorneys • Attending of meetings on a daily basis • Referring matters to repudiation committees once judgment call is made • Attending to enquiries of accounts, and payment of these accounts • Ensuring compliance with Promotion of access to Information act by Insured, prior to any records are released • Research and interpretation skills, NCA, FAIS ACT, FICA, Consumer Protection Act, New Companies Act, Income Tax act • Compliance with company policies and procedures • Attending to various meetings with underwriters, pertaining to past and present policies and further various discussions of possible changes in policies upon renewal, and the impact hereof • Attending to claims in terms of reinsurance policies • Attending to international matters, and providing subsequent instructions to international attorneys/solicitors/counsel and loss adjusters Communication/Service • Maintaining a high level of service to customers (Internal and external) according to service level agreements and within the service standards as set out by the company • Service to brokers: Over and above normal claims processing duties such as technical advice and other assistance • Effective and timeous communication: Communicate in a professional manner with internal and external parties and respond to queries within 24 hours General • Record keeping at all times: All records are to be kept up to date at all times • Quality control: Quality standards to be adhered to at all times • Continuous process improvement: Ensure full compliance with the claims process, policies and procedures and identify areas of improvement

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DIRECTOR 03/01/2011 - 04/30/2012
SABI ATTORNEYS

Instructions, advise & preparation of documents and appearances with regards to the following matters: • Labour Law • Debt Collections • Administration of Deceased Estate • Matrimonial and Divorces • Insolvency Law; Family Law, Tax Law; Commercial and Corporate Law • Insurance law – receipt of Instructions from Insurers • Tax/ Vat disputes • Engineering/Construction disputes • Medical Malpractice • Property Law including transfers/sub-division/consolidations Drafting, vetting and negotiation of various agreements and contracts, including – • Marriage Contracts • Lease Agreements, Partnership Agreements • Purchase and Sale Agreements • Employment Contracts • Wills, Shareholders agreements etc • Notarial Deeds; Trust Deeds • Anti-Nuptial Contracts • Business rescue advice and plans • Legal opinion and technical notes inclusive of but not limited to: National Credit Act; Consumer Protection Act; New Companies Act • Compliance with Attorneys Act and rules and regulations of the law society.

Awards

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BEST ADJUDGED STUDENT 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CT AWARD