Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Products & Trading team – trading focus

Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Products & Trading team – trading focus

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 Sarasins 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 Groups clients, management and business partners. The
success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees
worldwide.DivisionGeneral CounselFunction/PositionSenior Legal Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Products & Trading
team – trading focusLocationBasel or ZurichFunction/Position objectivesProvide legal and compliance support with a
focus on trading, financial engineering/structured products and capital market transaction matters as a member of the
Legal & Compliance Products & Trading team.ResponsibilitiesProvide legal and compliance support with a focus on
trading, financial engineering/structured product and capital market transaction matters including:

– draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commerial contracts including ISDA, GMSLA and GMSRA agreements;
– create and revise internal and external legal documentation, directives, standard contracts and terms & conditions;
– answer of regulatory, governmental or other enquiries;
– support projects and the development of new products related to the Bank’s trading activities;
– analysis and monitoring of legal and regulatory developments.

Profiles

– 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 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.

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