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Paris, 75, FR

Insurance Contract Lawyer


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

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

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


We are offering an unusual job in insurance. It requires legal skills and insurance experience. Your job environment will be international.


Are you passionate about:
•    Applying your legal skills to develop and improve insurance product offerings?
•    Supporting large insurance transactions with legal advice on wordings?
•    Working with the full range of commercial insurance lines of business?
•    Operating autonomously and at the same time collaborating closely with colleagues in various functions across EMEA?


You will focus on reviewing and drafting insurance contract wordings and related documents mainly for France, with plenty of opportunities to work with other EMEA markets, too. Your language skills will be essential for your job performance.


Researching insurance contract law questions as well as local and European regulation, assisting in developing and communicating company positions on contract wording issues and training internal clients will be important parts of your role. In addition, you will participate in reviews of business divisions to ensure compliance with internal Contracts processes and rules as well as with applicable law. And projects are also waiting for your input!


About the Team


We are a virtual team of four Contracts Specialists located across Europe, part of the global Contracts function and embedded in the underwriting division. Our daily work consists of drafting insurance contract documentation for European domestic and international insurance, as well as reviewing externally drafted wordings and clauses. We support property, casualty, and special lines such as professional indemnity, director's and officer's liability, energy, engineering and construction insurance. We work closely with our underwriters and are also involved with external clients. Our mission is to provide legally sound yet pragmatic advice that enables high quality solutions for our clients. For that purpose, we openly share knowledge and collaborate closely within the team as well as with other corporate functions, such as Legal, Compliance and Claims. In addition, we contribute to digital contract transformation projects.


About You

•    You have a law degree or equivalent, preferably from France, and like researching and applying laws and regulations.
•    You are a French native speaker and proficient in both written and spoken English, including legal and business terminology.It is a plus if you are fluent in other European languages. 
•    You have senior level experience in insurance, in an Underwriting, Broking, Claims, Compliance or Legal/Contracts role and a sound knowledge of insurance products.
•    You are a self-starter who can work autonomously in a virtual team but who is happy to learn on the job and coordinate with team colleagues.
•    You can efficiently prioritize competing tasks.
•    You possess strong writing and analytical problem solving skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with internal clients who are not familiar with legal matters.
•    You are able to digest large amounts of information quickly and to filter out relevant details.
•    You feel comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment.
•    You are creative and curious to help develop the role of the contracts lawyer in the digital era.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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Reference Code: 102015 


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