Climate Programme Lawyer - Insurance and Finance
ClientEarth
Brussels
4 dagen geleden

About the role

We are looking for a self-motivated lawyer with a strong insurance or financial services background to join our team and make a key contribution to the work of our climate finance initiative.

We use corporate and financial laws to drive greater integration and mitigation of climate-related financial risks into the management and investment decisions of influential actors in the financial sector.

We aim to encourage a shift towards a cleaner, more sustainable, and resilient economic system that is well prepared for the risks of climate change, fully integrates environmental externalities, and does not simply pass costs on to future generations.

In this role you will be responsible for developing the existing workstream which focuses on the insurance industry and more broadly working on climate finance initiatives in the European Union including in the policy arena.

You will use your expertise in the legal, policy, and political terrain which governs the duties of insurers and other financial actors in the UK and EU in order to identify, develop, and implement legal interventions.

Your main duties will include :

  • Identifying opportunities and developing strategies for targeted legal intervention, litigation or regulatory complaints in relation to the insurance and financial services industries
  • Preparing high-quality written work for example, writing complaints to regulators and producing other work products designed to communicate our thinking to a wide variety of audiences
  • Initiating and maintaining collaborative partnerships and working relationships with key partners
  • Participating in formal and informal forums and groups, and representing ClientEarth’s thinking and analysis in external forums
  • Role requirements

  • A law degree or equivalent (essential) and a relevant legal professional qualification in the UK or an EU Member State (desirable)
  • Significant relevant legal experience in an insurance or financial markets legal practice or industry setting in the EU or UK including an understanding of Lloyds of London.
  • Extensive knowledge of UK and EU legal framework and professional codes which govern obligations of insurers and some knowledge of global insurance standards, practices, and players.
  • A deep understanding of the formal and informal relationships, working practices, etc. which pertain to financial markets, financial institutions, and insurance.
  • A strong interest in the intersection of climate change risks and opportunities with financial markets and insurance
  • Fluent in English (essential) and at least one other European language (strongly preferred)
  • Further Information

    This position will preferably be based in Brussels , but can sit in another ClientEarth EU office if necessary to accommodate the preferred candidate, and will involve occasional travel.

    ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

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