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Clifford Chance and Swiss Re Launch Global Virtual Internship: Risk and Resilience

5 May 2023

Clifford Chance and Swiss Re Launch Global Virtual Internship: Risk and Resilience

International law firm Clifford Chance and Swiss Re, a world-leading company in insurance and reinsurance, today announced the launch of a new Global Virtual Internship – Risk and Resilience. This innovative internship is the first collaboration between Clifford Chance and Swiss Re, offering rare exposure to aspiring lawyers on a range of topical matters from the joint perspective of in-house and private practice legal teams.

The Risk and Resilience internship is designed to support future lawyers in developing practical skills and knowledge in key areas, including building a foundational understanding of insurance and reinsurance, drafting and written communication skills, and exploring the variety of insurance and reinsurance solutions available to cover climate-related risk.

"We are thrilled to partner with Swiss Re on this unique internship, which focuses on risk and resilience," said Cheng Li Yow, Partner at Clifford Chance. "Our mutual commitment to sustainability, diversity, as well as social mobility and access to the legal sector profession, led us to develop an interactive platform that gives aspiring lawyers all over the world an insight into working for a client such as Swiss Re and understanding of the critical role that (re)insurance plays in making our world more resilient."

Hermann Geiger, Group Chief Legal Officer at Swiss Re, commented, "Swiss Re Legal is excited to collaborate with Clifford Chance on this initiative. The virtual internship offers a rare opportunity to see legal work from both in-house and private practice perspectives. We believe our teams have produced a novel, practical and enjoyable joint module that will enable students to learn a great deal from real-world tasks."

This Risk and Resilience internship is the latest addition to the firm's industry-leading suite of Global Virtual Internships, which provides equal access to world-class resources and removes barriers to the profession. In total, Clifford Chance has designed eight internships, inclusive of 33 tasks and 60 hours of modular content on topics including Cyber Security, Sustainable Finance, Antitrust, and most recently SABRE.

Since launching in 2020, Clifford Chance's Global Virtual Internships have benefited over 125,000 aspiring lawyers, including many future trainees. The internships are designed to help future lawyers prepare for the realities of the role and are packed with specialised content developed by experts from across the firm's global network, including experts in Washington D.C., Milan, Düsseldorf, London, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Singapore.

For more information about Clifford Chance's Global Virtual Internship program, please visit our website.