19 days ago

Legal Counsel for M&A, Finance and Investments

Zurich Insurance Company

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Legal Counsel for M&A, Finance and Investments

 

 
The M&A/Finance/Investments Legal Team consists of highly qualified transactional lawyers located within the Corporate Center of the Zurich Insurance Group in Zurich, Switzerland. The team is part of the Group General Counsel Area, and provides legal advice and support to the M&A, Treasury and Investment Management functions on cross-border acquisitions and dispositions (including long-term commercial agreements and joint ventures), debt and equity financing transactions, and complex investments. 
 
Your Role
 
As a Legal Counsel your main responsibilities will involve:
 
  • Providing legal support for structuring, negotiating and documenting highly complex cross-border M&A transactions, including stock deals, joint ventures, reinsurance transactions, and portfolio transfers.
  • Providing legal support for structuring, negotiating and documenting treasury and investment management transactions, including capital markets debt and hybrid offerings, investment management agreements, and diverse investment structures.
  • Identifying and advising internal clients on management and mitigation of legal, regulatory and reputational risks.
  • Acting as strategic partner to internal clients by consulting on legal issues and implications of business initiatives and providing practical, goal-oriented solutions and efficiently briefing senior management.
  • Proactively identifying legal issues having business-wide impact and providing pragmatic solutions.   
 
Your Skills and Experience  

As a Legal Counsel your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
 
  • Law degree and admission to a bar (Swiss-qualified preferred).
  • At least 6 years of professional experience (preferably in a law firm and/or legal department of a complex enterprise).
  • Postgraduate studies/foreign degree (e.g., LL.M.) or similar work experience abroad (e.g., associate in a foreign law firm).
  • Basic knowledge of business and accounting and strong familiarity with legal aspects related to cross-border transactional work.
  • Distinct ability to outline complex matters in a simple, logical and conclusive manner, and the ability to effectively communicate with senior management and outside experts.
  • A proactive, autonomous and solution-oriented mindset with the ability to think out of the box and a commitment to being a team player.   
  • Ability to handle numerous and competing tasks and priorities, and to be resourceful and composed under pressure, coupled with excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent command of English; German preferred; other languages desirable.
  • Good conceptual, organizational and analytical skills and excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Unquestioned integrity, including observation of highest ethical standards and acting in the best interests of the Group and its stakeholders. 

 

Additional Information

 
Primary work location is Zürich. The role will require occasional international travel.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Grace Cunningham is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".
 
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Who we are
 
Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services.  Our 54,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
 
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
 
Information for recruitment agencies
 
Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.