Senior Legal Counsel - M&A - Switzerland


Meraki Talent are currently looking to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to join a leading insurance firm based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Meraki Talent is currently looking to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to join a leading insurance firm based in Zurich, Switzerland.

The successful applicant will be joining a team who is responsible for providing legal advice and supporting the M&A, Treasury, and Investment Management functions of the business. You will be joining a well-established team made up of highly qualified transactional lawyers, based in Zurich.

Your work will involve advising on cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity financing transactions, and complex investments.

Zurich is a fantastic location for your professional development but also for an excellent lifestyle away from the office. Zurich offers an incredibly high standard of living offering excellent housing, transport, cleanliness, and overall environment.

Duties and responsibilities of the Senior Legal Counsel – M&A  
  • You will be responsible for providing legal support for structuring, negotiating and documenting highly complex cross-border M&A transactions
  • Your work will include advising on stock deals, joint ventures, reinsurance transactions, and portfolio transfers
  • You will be required to identify and advise internal clients on management and mitigation of legal, regulatory and reputational risks
  • You will be acting as a strategic partner to internal clients by consulting on legal issues
  • You will also be responsible for advising on internal clients on implications of business initiatives and providing practical, goal-oriented solutions and efficiently briefing senior management
  • You must proactively identify legal issues which could have business-wide impact and then be responsible for providing pragmatic solutions
Background of the Senior Legal Counsel – M&A
  • Law degree and Swiss-law qualified
  • At least 6 years of professional experience
  • Postgraduate studies / foreign degree (eg, LL.M.) or similar work experience abroad (eg, associate in a foreign law firm).
  • Basic knowledge of business and accounting
  • Strong knowledge of legal aspects related to cross-border transactional work
  • Strong communication skills, particularly you must have the ability to outline complex matters in a simple, logical and conclusive manner,
  • You must be able to effectively communicate with senior management and outside experts
  • A strong multi-tasker with the ability to handle numerous and competing tasks
  • Fluency English, German is an advantage
In return, this opportunity offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to develop your career. 

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