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Senior Legal Counsel for M&A 80-100%


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.  


What you will do


  • 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.

  • 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.


What you bring


  • Law degree and admittance to bar.

  • 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


We look forward to receiving your online application.


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together! 

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Grace Cunningham

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