Legal Counsel Corporate / M&A

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Our client is a global professional investment firm based in Zurich with an established track record of substantial and sustainable investments and the objective to create long-term value.

To enjoy and to be successful in this role you are a passionate, energetic, entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on Corporate/M&A Lawyer who thrives in an intercultural, merit-based and high-performance but yet informal work environment with flat hierarchies. You will have the opportunity to view transactions end-to-end beyond the purely legal aspects.

You feel at ease communicating across all levels of an organisation and appreciate the learnings of working in interdisciplinary, high-level project teams. Directly supporting and reporting into the CFO & Corporate Secretary you will closely collaborate with senior management and executives. The client offers an interesting career development perspective as well as an attractive compensation package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to the investment team concerning acquisitions involving asset and share deals in multiple jurisdictions
  • Drafting and reviewing of and advising on a variety of contracts (including share purchase agreements, financing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements)
  • Handling of corporate housekeeping and restructuring of legal entities resulting in increased business efficiency
  • Monitoring and managing external (due diligence) advisors

Key Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Bar (Swiss or foreign equivalent), LL.M and/or MBA a plus
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in a reputable law firm with a focus on M&A, PE, cross-border finance, corporate and commercial
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in German, other languages a plus

Key Competencies

  • Hands-on self starter with excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Sound business acumen
  • Strong drafting skills, focused and distinct attention to detail
  • Sound intercultural, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. If you do have any particular questions please do not hesitate to contact Bettina Egli on +41 44 533 00 31.

Please note, we are only able to consider and contact qualified applicants.

We appreciate your understanding.