Regulatory Legal Counsel (60% - 100%)
Zurich, Legal

The ideal candidate will assume the following key responsibilities:

  • Legal advice on Swiss and international financial market law related issues as well as monitoring of and preparation for new laws and regulations
  • Special focus on international and domestic financial market regulation (e.g. MiFID II, EMIR, PRIIPS, FIDLEG, FMIA, FinSA etc.) including implementation thereof and advice thereon
  • Advising all business units on legal matters, including liaison with external counsels where advice is outsourced as well as interaction with supervisory authority
  • Support large projects (e.g. in regulatory matters)
  • Legal assessment, drafting and structuring of agreements and commercial contracts, such as credit agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements etc.
  • Creation and amendment of internal legal directives, maintain standard contracts and terms & conditions
  • Assessments of merits of claims brought by or against the bank and support of external counsel where bank enters into litigation

The preferred skills for this position include:

  • Swiss Law degree (Swiss bar exam, LL.M. or additional degree is an advantage)
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a legal function (financial sector or law firm) and sound know-how of international banking including the relevant laws and particularly regulations
  • Interest in large regulatory projects (e.g. MiFID II, FIDLEG as set out above) and relevant work experience is a significant advantage
  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken); additional languages, particularly French is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Independent, proactive, reliable and trustworthy team player

If your profile fits the above requirements, please send your complete Curriculum Vitae including certificates as PDF to Human Resources, Marco D’Angelo (

Only direct applications will be considered for this vacancy.