(senior) Legal Counsel

  • Posted: 04/03/2024
  • Salary: -
  • Location: Genève, , Switzerland
  • Job Type: Permanent/Fixed Term
M&A and Commercial Contracts Legal Professional
JCW is seeking an English native legal professional to join our M&A and commercial contracts team to join their client in Geneva. 
This role will involve working closely with a team of five professionals, reporting directly to the General Counsel (GC), and focusing on high transaction levels, particularly in the Swiss market and international markets. 


Based in Geneva, with occasional international travel, focusing on Asia.

Responsibilities:
  • Draft, review, and negotiate M&A agreements and commercial contracts, ensuring compliance with legal standards and company objectives.
  • Transaction Management: Handle multiple transactions simultaneously, maintaining a high level of efficiency and attention to detail.
  • Travel internationally (up to 10%) to visit sites and support business development efforts in the Asian market.
  • Support negotiations for contracts across jurisdictions, focusing on M&A, joint ventures, and commercial contracts for marine terminal development. Assess legal risks.

  • Provide practical legal advice on operational matters and disputes, gathering relevant facts for resolution.

  • Ensure corporate governance and record-keeping compliance for group companies.

  • Develop contract templates and guidelines for transactions and tenders.

  • Oversee contract approval and documentation processes.

  • Manage projects efficiently in line with company goals.

  • Collaborate with other departments to align interests in contracting.


Requirements:
  • Very good comand of English (ideally native).
  • 2-3 years of experiencein M&A and commercial contracts in a law firm setting.
  • Total experience of 5-11 years.
  • EU Passport Holder or Swiss Citizen.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to travel internationally as needed (max 10%).


 

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