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Job Title Associate, Insurance - Singapore
Position Full Time - Permanent
Role Associate
Location Singapore
Practice Area/Department Insurance

RPC is a modern, progressive and commercially-oriented City legal services business. From our offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore we provide advice to both UK and international clients.

What we do
Our practice spans a wide range of industry sectors and is broadly split into two discrete areas: insurance and corporates. Working on both contentious and non-contentious matters, our clients range from large multinationals to growth UK corporate firms and other professional practices, and include many household names .

Why we're different
We have a confident, accessible and enterprising approach that sets performance, service and value at the top of the agenda. Our goal is to do the usual things unusually well, make the complex simple and help our clients build better, stronger businesses. Our success is built on the level of service we give to clients - delivering what they want, on time and in an easily accessible manner.

How we work
We're friendly and approachable, yet we're not afraid to give tough advice and few are more tenacious when it comes to securing the results you need. We ask questions that get straight to the point and listen because we're genuinely interested in our clients and their businesses. We understand how our clients work, the pressures they face, and the ambitions they have. And, of course, we love our work.

Where we work
We act for a large number of international clients with interests throughout the world. We have offices in both the UK and Asia and, as a founder-member of TerraLex - one of the world's largest legal networks ­­- we have strong links with law firms in over 100 jurisdictions allowing us to offer a seamless service to our clients across the globe.

Role overview
With over 60 years' experience at the heart of the insurance industry, handling coverage, claims, defence and product development work, we are specialists with expertise across all classes of business. We are the insurance firm of choice for many of the largest insurers and reinsurers in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets and across the Asia-Pacific region.

We have 30 dedicated lawyers and case-handlers across our Asia offices. The team work together as an integrated Asia insurance practice and adopt a joined up and coordinated approach to ensure our clients obtain the best quality service across the entire region.

Our insurance team in Asia covers most of the markets' specialist lines: marine, property & casualty, onshore and offshore energy, construction and engineering, political risk, terrorism, trade credit, professional indemnity and financial lines. We have a full market range insurance and reinsurance capability.

In Singapore, where we have the largest insurance and reinsurance team among the offshore firms in the market, we are handling many of the largest and most complex disputes in the market, particularly in the property, business interruption, power and energy, terrorism, engineering and construction sectors.

We are currently seeking an additional experienced associate with between 1 and 4 years' PQE who has a good quality grounding in insurance work to join the Singapore office at an exciting time of growth for our practice in Asia.

We can offer broad and high-class work spanning insurance / reinsurance coverage advice with a focus on international property, machinery breakdown, business interruption and marine insurance claims:

  • International property - advice to the leading insurers and reinsurers of all types of commercial and industrial property risk throughout the world, from large single risk losses to natural catastrophes

  • Power and energy - advice on coverage issues arising out of the operation of energy facilities all over the world including renewables, traditional power generation, oil and gas (on-shore and off-shore) and utilities

  • Business interruption - handling business interruption coverage issues arising out of general property losses, natural catastrophes, power generation and other machinery breakdown losses, terrorism and political violence events and mining losses

  • Construction insurance - advice on issues arising out of construction projects under associated insurances such as CAR / EAR, DSU and construction PIT

  • Reinsurance - coverage advice on both treaty and facultative reinsurance

  • Marine Insurance - full service for the claim cycle - providing casualty response and investigations, salvage, coverage, claims handling and resolution, liability defence, product development and recovery work.

The ideal candidate will be highly regarded and have between 1 and 4 years' post qualified experience at a recognised insurance practice. They will have broad insurance experience but ideally with a focus (or at least some experience) on some of the following lines of business: international property; marine insurance; off-shore energy; business interruption; engineering/machinery breakdown; construction (CAR/EAR) insurance claims (particularly in the power, energy and industrial risks sectors). There will also be the opportunity to work on and support professional and financial lines insurance matters (working alongside partners and lawyers in our Singapore, Hong Kong and UK offices). Experience in all of the above areas is ideal but not essential, i.e. there can be opportunities for candidates with more narrow experience in particular areas to broaden out and develop the breadth of their insurance experience within the Singapore market.

We can offer a high degree of direct client contact and client liaison responsibilities and the role will offer hands on business development opportunities and active participation in marketing activities.

The successful candidate will work as a member of the wider Asia insurance team. Their role will be to build on the strength we have already developed and to help the partners to grow the practice from an already excellent base and optimise our client and contact base.

Not only will you enjoy good quality work, but you will also benefit from responsibility, plenty of client contact and good development and training opportunities synonymous with an open, friendly work environment. This is an exciting opportunity to perform a senior, high visibility role in the growing and vibrant Singapore market

Candidates should have a strong academic background, an agile intellect, commercial acumen and a practical approach. Just as important are a sociable personality, professionalism and experience of leading teams and managing people.

Click below for the full job description or contact Craig Davey for further information or to apply on 02030 606 757 or craig.davey@rpc.co.uk

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Associate Job Description
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