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Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Products & Trading team (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 in the Legal & Compliance Products & Trading team (Ref. 1070)
Zurich, CH; Basel, CH
Function/Position objectives
Provide legal and compliance support with a focus on trading, financial instruments and financial products, including:
  • A broad range of commercial contracts including ISDA, GMSLA and GMRA agreements
  • Market conduct rules
  • Transaction reporting according to FINFRAG/MiFIR/EMIR
  • Best execution
  • External legal documentation, directives, standard contracts and terms & conditions
  • Regulatory, governmental or other enquiries
  • Projects and the development of new products, analysis and monitoring of legal and regulatory developments
  • Master of Law (or lic. iur.) from a Swiss university and admission to the Swiss bar
  • Minimum of 6 years of post-graduate legal experience in a Swiss bank or in a Swiss or international law firm with experience in banking related issues with a focus on trading matters (including market conduct rules), ISDA and similar agreements and familiarity with FINFRAG and EMIR
  • Experience in credit matters are appreciated
  • Excellent command of English and German (verbally an in writing), additional Swiss language(s) would be an asset
  • Strong business and legal judgment and commercial attitude
  • 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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