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London, GB


Legal Counsel (temporary 10 months position 80%) 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role

In your role you will:

  • Provide legal advice and support for bespoke transactions primarily in the following areas: bank trade finance & infrastructure, surety, credit and political risk insurance.
  • Conduct legal and regulatory review on transactions (draft documents, negotiate the terms), instruct and manage outside counsel (as needed).
  • Facilitate the closing of transactions and support clients during implementation, restructuring and unwind of transactions.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external clients and outside law firms.
  • Provide legal support for new product development and general marketing efforts, as needed.
  • Support internal group projects, as needed.
  • Conduct and/or arrange internal presentations and trainings on legal topics.


About the Team

This is a temporary fixed term contract position (80%) to cover a maternity leave for 10 months in a team that provides legal support to the area of credit and surety and selected asset management matters. We work closely with underwriters, marketers, product managers, risk managers, and claims specialists. Our client is a global business team, committed to delivering value and innovative solutions in the primary insurance space.


About You

We are looking for you if you:

  • Have a Common law degree and qualified preferably in the UK with a minimum of four years' experience, preferably in trade finance/banking/lending area and/or credit, and/or primary insurance area with a law firm or international financial institution/insurance company.
  • Have experience with the LMA documentation and understanding of regulatory topics in cross-border scenarios.
  • Speak and write in English fluently, other languages is a plus.
  • Enjoy working independently and prioritizing multiple requests and deadlines.

Personal skills:

  • You identify and report legal risks, provide professional advice, expertise and guidance, and apply sound judgement and counsel beyond the dimensions of laws and regulations
  • You are a trusted business partner, who manages relationships and communicates legal and compliance concepts clearly and succinctly
  • You possess excellent drafting, negotiation and influencing skills and can manage legal and compliance related matters
  • You openly share assumptions, beliefs, values and thought process in reaching conclusions and are receptive to constructive challenge, are willing to learn, self-reflective, and collaborative
  • You take ownership for progress and/or outcomes, apply a measured appetite for risk, and plan ahead to deliver workable solutions


We're looking forward to your application!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

Reference Code: 91703 


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