Legal Officer

  • Swissquote
  • Gland, Switzerland
  • 11/06/2024
Full time Forex Fintech Compliance Legal

Job Description

Company Description

Building the bank of tomorrow takes more than skills.

It means combining our differences to imagine, discuss, code, develop, test, learn… and celebrate every step together. Share our vibes? Join Swissquote to unleash your potential.

We are the Swiss Leader in Online Banking and we provide trading, investing and banking services to +500’000 clients, through our performant and secured digital platforms.

Our +1000 employees work in a flexible way, without dress code and in multicultural teams.

By having a huge impact on the industry, they are growing their skills portfolio and boosting their career in a fast-pace environment.

We are all in at Swissquote. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to join our team and contribute to our shared success.

By joining Swissquote, you will become a member of the sector's leading company. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and to grow within teams of highly qualified specialists. We encourage personal development and actively support creative team work, leadership and responsibility.

Are you all in? Don’t be shy, apply!

Job Description

As a Legal Officer, you will be part of the Legal Department. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project analysis: Advise internal stakeholders on the legal aspects of the Bank’s projects, including innovative banking services and implementation of novel technologies, providing insights and risk assessments
  • Banking and corporate matters: Analyze banking and corporate legal issues, ensuring alignment with regulations
  • Contract drafting and negotiation: Draft and negotiate agreements with clients and partners
  • Legal disputes and litigation: Handle legal disputes and litigation matters, including addressing client claims, managing outside counsel and representing the Bank in court proceedings
  • Top Management Support: Offer legal guidance and contribute to reports to the Executive Management and Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Education: Swiss law degree (membership to a bar and/or any additional qualification such as an LL.M or a CAS are considered as an asset)
  • Experience: Demonstrated expertise in corporate and banking law, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the financial services industry or related fields (e.g. reputable law firm or consulting company with a focus on financial services matters).
  • Languages: Perfect command of English and French, working knowledge of German (perfect command of German being an asset)
  • Skills
    • Affinity with innovation and blockchain technology; understanding of related legislation
    • Proficiency in assessing legal risks with a keen understanding of business implications
    • Strong written and communication skills across functions and stakeholders
    • Adept at collaborative teamwork while maintaining autonomy