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ID:  118841

Marseille, FR

Maritime Legal Counsel (M/F)


CMA CGM Group, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group.

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM reinvents transport and logistics in order to offer an integrated maritime, port and land service that exceeds its customers' expectations. 

Present in over 160 countries through 755 offices, 750 warehouses, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of 511 vessels, CMA CGM serves 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports and operates on more then 200 shipping lines. The group currently employs 110,000 people worldwide, including nearly 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.





As maritime legal counsel of the Legal Department in CMA CGM head office, you will be in charge of handling claims presented in relation with the company activities, as well as to provide support and advices to operational and commercial teams and protect the company against legal risks and violations.

You will report to the maritime litigation manager within the maritime litigation department. 




  • You will be responsible, within a specific geographical area, to handle and defend customer’s claims presented in relation with carriage contracts, or any third-party claims linked with the company’s business, as well as to provide support and advices to operational and commercial teams
  • You will monitor and report the claim and legal activity within your geographical scope with the help of the group agencies network and regional offices and as per the organization set up by the legal department
  • You will handle the coverage of the claims by the P&I clubs and the insurers of the group
  • You will appoint and supervise external law firms to defend CMA CGM’s interest and you will handle recoveries toward third parties
  • You will monitor the financial data of your files by accurately using the in-house IT systems
  • You may be in charge to handle specific missions liked with documentation and/or contractual review, fraud, or recovery files
  • Working closely with your Managers, and within the authority granted, you also negotiate settlements with plaintiffs and third parties
  • With pro-activity, you will anticipate and offer legal/operational solutions if necessary
  • You are constantly aware and up to date with new developments in the law (regulations, case law) within your area of responsibility




  • You have a postgraduate degree (+4/5 years) in Maritime Law with a minimum experience of 4 years in transport, logistics or insurance
  • A first experience in shipping would be appreciated
  • Working in an international and multicultural environment, you speak English fluently
  • You are autonomous, very rigorous, and have an analytical mind and a strong sense of initiative
  • You have negotiation skills and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • You have good command of computer tools


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