Our client is an international media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in the UK.
Their international Legal & Compliance team is now looking for a
General Counsel Switzerland (f/m/d)
to join the business in Switzerland and to be a legal executive to advise the CEO and Swiss Leadership Team. The role can be based in Geneva, Zurich, Basel, St. Gallen or Lausanne.
You will lead a team of 5 employees and provide legal and strategic advice to the senior management and stakeholders of the organisation. You will develop and communicate a clear direction and priorities for the legal function. In this generalist role you will draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements and advise on corporate law matters. You will drive and implement best-practices also in other fields of law including compliance, IP, IT and data protection. You will also develop and deliver trainings and legal risk management initiatives to support the management in strategically managing legal risks.
You will be a commercially minded Swiss qualified lawyer with substantial work experience in an international environment, preferably from a well-known law firm and/or internationally acting, fast-paced and customer focussed organisation. You will have significant experience and excellent knowledge of commercial and corporate law, intellectual property, IT, compliance and ideally also data protection and HR law. You will have excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills. You will have outstanding people leadership skills and the ability to lead by example. You will have a can-do attitude and hands-on approach, as well as a proactive and positive attitude. Fluent English and German language skills are mandatory.
For all positions based in Switzerland, Taylor Root works exclusively with Accurity who are our Swiss based and licensed partner. All selected applications will be forwarded by Taylor Root to Accurity for processing according to Swiss law.
The SR Group (Germany) GmbH is acting as an external recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.