Head of Legal

Quintet Switzerland, Zurich, CHE, CH-8001
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Purpose of the Job

a)    Provision of all legal advice necessary for the activities of the Bank and its entities in, and in relation to, Switzerland. 
b)    Identification and advice pertinent to mitigation of legal risks.
c)    Assistance with legal advice on client complaints cases, management of litigation cases.
d)    Ensuring appropriate reporting of legal risks and legal cases / projects to senior management of entities and Group, as appropriate.
e)    Management of legal team in Switzerland, responsibility for the quality of the work delivered by the team.
f)    Collaboration with legal teams outside Switzerland and legal teams responsible for the Group on legal framework, uniformity of approach, documentation, reporting, legal risks, as appropriate.  
g)    Assist senior management and other control functions in installing and embedding  within the Swiss entity and its affiliates a compliance culture in line with the Group values.
h)    Work closely with senior management, Compliance and other control functions to ensure visibility and understanding of regulatory and legal changes relevant to the entities.
i)    Be accountable for the budget of the local Legal team and external counsel fees.
j)    Participate in the Group Legal function management and Swiss entities management fora as well as any other Group meetings and committees, as necessary or requested
k)    Represent the bank in banking sector working groups and other fora, as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience

-    Swiss Qualified Lawyer
-    10-15 years of relevant experience as a legal adviser in the banking / financial sector in Switzerland

Attributes and Qualities

-    ability to adequately navigate in an international environment, dealing with different cultures and background
-    Ability to act as strategic and trusted adviser 
-    availability and open mindedness 
-    stress resistant
-    team player
-    Group player, supportive of colleagues and team, with the ability to deal in a transparent and collegiate manner
-    Independent and works on own initiative with collaboration across the broader team
-    ability to manage and motivate a team 
-    ability to challenge and convince senior management in a constructive manner with a view to achieving the bets outcomes for the firm

Clear view on the strategy of the Group and its entities, the goals and challenges faced by the bank.

Technical Skills

- excellent legal expertise in the banking sector in Switzerland, with focus on wealth management 
- excellent knowledge of the banking activities products and processes and general knowledge of the financial markets
- knowledge of legal, compliance and regulatory risks applicable to the banking industry in Switzerland and in Europe 
- knowledge of cross border regulations and best practices
- knowledge and capacity to act in an international Group subject to numerous regulations

Languages Skills

German, English - fluent. Any other language a benefit.

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