Insurance/Reinsurance Associate – 6m FTC

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Solicitor / Associate – Insurance & Reinsurance (Contentious) – 6-Month Fixed-Term Contract

Are you a Litigation Solicitor with at least 4 years of PQE with knowledge and passion for insurance and reinsurance law available on short notice? Our client, a renowned international law firm, is seeking an experienced professional from a disputes background to join their dynamic team in London on a 6-month fixed-term contract. As a leading insurance and reinsurance law firm headquartered in Central London, our client is dedicated to delivering top-tier advisory and dispute resolution services to insurers and clients across the UK and global markets.

Our Client:

Our client stands as a market-leading insurance and reinsurance law firm globally. Ranked highly in legal directories, our client is recognised for its thorough and innovative client service and delivery of exceptional results.

Role Overview:

In this role, you will operate within a diverse legal landscape, collaborating closely with a highly-regarded Legal Director in the Insurance and Reinsurance disputes team. You will handle contentious matters with a global perspective, navigating complex claims, arbitration, and cross-border intricacies.

The role encompasses advising on policy wordings, product development, and engaging in alternative dispute resolution. The successful candidate will play a key part in advising on policy wording issues, product development, funding options, and recoveries, working closely with global teams to ensure clients receive comprehensive legal support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle D&O and financial services matters, including arbitration and cross-border cases.
  • Manage financial institutions and D&O claims, including Bankers Blanket Bond and Civil Liability claims.
  • Contribute to catastrophe claims, particularly class action claims, and financial product misselling claims.
  • Advise on international reinsurance disputes and draft insurance and reinsurance wordings.
  • Offer expertise on climate-related liability and regulation, particularly in relation to insurers and other stakeholders.
  • Resolve energy and marine insurance disputes, with a focus on construction all-risks, professional indemnity, reinsurance, political risks, and general coverage disputes.
  • Advise on commercial disputes, including those arising from joint ventures, bond issues, and shareholder disputes.
  • Navigate (re)insurance coverage disputes, with a focus on complex reinsurance matters involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.
  • Act for both cedents and reinsurers on common and uncommon issues arising under facultative and treaty reinsurance.
  • Handle disputes related to run-off transactions and insurance-linked securities.
  • Provide expert advice on issues under reinsurances governed by English law.
  • Offer guidance on English or international reinsurance custom and jurisprudence, particularly where relevant under reinsurances governed by other systems of law.
  • Represent global (re)insurance market clients in disputes before the English High Court and Arbitration tribunals

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 4 years PQE in insurance and reinsurance law.
  • Proven experience in handling diverse insurance matters, including D&O, financial services, reinsurance disputes, and policy wordings.
  • Strong advocacy skills with a track record of successful dispute resolution, specifically covering Insurance and Reinsurance matters.
  • International experience, dealing with cross-border complexities and a variety of jurisdictions.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills.

Why Apply:

Our client offers a competitive salary above market rate, reflecting your experience and expertise. Additionally, a comprehensive benefits package awaits the successful candidate.

If you are a dedicated Insurance & Reinsurance Solicitor / Associate seeking a challenging yet rewarding role in a globally acclaimed law firm, we encourage you to apply.

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