For our client, a well-known Swiss bank, based in Geneva, we are looking for the

Head of Legal and Compliance – Group

Based in Geneva, member of the Executive Committee

Ref. Head L&C - 2021 - MR

Your responsibilities

  • Act as the general in-house Legal Counsel and provide the management in Switzerland and all international locations with the necessary support on all legal and regulatory matters ; liaise with external advisors when necessary
  • Identify, assess and manage all risks whilst acting in accordance with local laws, regulations and best practices
  • Successfully align business needs with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Manage all legal cases, legal agreements and contracts
  • Manage all legal issues related to the creation and closing of companies or legal entities
  • Provide the appropriate leadership, supervision, training and development opportunities to staff
  • Oversee Compliance activities and ensure that all business activities fully comply with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities (local and foreign)
  • Provide compliance and cross-disciplinary training to line management and staff

Our client offers

  • The opportunity of being part of a very dynamic bank with entrepreneurial and team spirit
  • A long term vision
  • A bank with strong values
  • An attractive compensation

Your profile

  • Licensed lawyer in Switzerland
  • Proven track record of success in a similar role with a Swiss or international bank
  • Sound knowledge of both national and international legal and regulatory financial environments
  • Strong critical and analytical skills with the ability to exercise independent judgement and solve complex issues
  • Confirmed people management experience with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and high ethical and integrity standards
  • Fluent in English and French; any other European language an asset
  • Residing in Switzerland .