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Senior Legal Counsel with Swiss bar exam

Zurich / by arrangement
kessler.vogler is an owner-run company specialising in consultation, selection and recruitment of experts and executives for banks and financial service providers for permanent and temporary positions.

Do you want to develop yourself further, and are therefore looking for a new professional challenge at a bank or financial service provider?

Then come to us: Our extensive experience and excellent network means that we can provide you with professional and efficient support. kessler.vogler is happy to advise you individually with career planning, and will help you search for a solution that is the perfect match for you and your personal goals. We do this regardless of whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent position.

Currently we are recruiting for our client, a well-known financial institution, an experienced, interested and dynamic personality for its role as Senior Legal Counsel with Swiss bar exam.

  • Provide legal advice on Swiss and international capital market related issues (primarily regulatory and securities law matters and civil law issues)
  • Assess, draft and structure of (tailor made) agreements and commercial contracts, including service agreements, index licenses, credit and collateral/pledge agreements, distribution agreements and related documentation
  • Review and set-up of financial products and complex financial transactions
  • Advise the business lines on general legal matters such as corporate, employment and litigation matters
  • Assume responsibility for corporate governance matters
  • Monitor and implementing national and international legal and regulatory developments relevant to the Group
  • Liaise and counsel on appropriate interactions with regulators

  • Law degree and Swiss bar exam essential; additional degree (e.g. LL.M.) would be an advantage
  • At least 6 years of experience in a legal function in the financial industry, in particular in investment banking or wealth management, or in a capital markets/corporate private practice
  • Experience and interest in financial markets, financial products (OTC derivatives and structured products) and collective investment schemes
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Fast learner with high levels of confidence, professionalism and diplomacy

Interested? We look forward to receiving your complete application documents. We are happy to check them and get back to you. Absolute discretion is a matter of course for us.

Kind regards

Your team kessler.vogler

Schifflände 22 – 8001 Zurich

Tel. +41 43 305 00 30



Languages: Fluency in English and German; French would be a plus
Job location: Zurich
Start Date: by arrangement
Job Type: Permanent job
Job no.: 12
Publication Date:07.11.2019
Your contact:
Leonie Burch
T 043 305 00 27
burch@kesslervogler.ch E-Mail
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