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Senior Legal Counsel (Ref. 1070)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.
J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group’s clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.
General Counsel
Senior Legal Counsel (Ref. 1070)
Basel or Zurich
Function/Position objectives
Provide legal and compliance support with a focus on trading including the following subject matters: • Swiss an international market conduct rules • A broad range of commercial contracts • Transaction reporting • Insider trading • Best execution
  • Create and revise internal and external legal documentation, directives, standard contracts and terms & conditions.
  • Answer to regulatory, governmental or other enquiries.
  • Support projects and the development of new products related to the Bank's trading activities.
  • Analysis and monitoring of legal and regulatory developments.
  • Master of Law (or lic. iur.) from a Swiss university and admission to the Swiss bar; additional degree (e.g. LL.M) would be advantageous.   
  • Minimum of 6 years of post-graduate legal experience in an international bank or financial institution focusing on trading and product matters.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory requirements for transaction reporting including MiFIR, EMIR and FINFRAG.
  • Experience in credit matters are appreciated.
  • Excellent command of English and German (verbally an in writing), additional Swiss language(s) would be an asset.
  • Analytical approach to identifying and practical approach to solving issues.
  • Ability to successfully interact with executives as well as staff.
Activity rate
100 %
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