In-house Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer 80 - 100%


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Acting as the Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer of the office in Zug and in close cooperation with the General Counsel of the Group, you will play an important role to shape and control the company’s corporate governance, compliance and regulatory standards and processes adapted to Swiss law standards. The Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer reports into the Group CFO and also to the Board in case of compliance issues.Your Responsibilities as Legal Counsel:
  • Setting up the legal standards and providing legal advice and legal support on general and strategic business initiatives (e.g. HR, IT, data protection) including contract review and preparation
  • Corporate housekeeping, e.g. responsible for the legal documentation and administration of the Swiss entities within the Group
  • Company secretary, e.g. setting up and ensuring compliance with Swiss (company) law and internal corporate governance processes and organising/attending company (board) meetings
  • Ensuring proper filing and record management of all relevant (legal) documents

Your Responsibilities as Compliance Officer:Being part of the project for FINMA regulation of the Wealth division of the group. Afterwards responsible for all FINMA regulatory aspects and compliance, including:

  • Perform the role of the Compliance Officer registered by FINMA
  • Advise the Board and management on all aspects of FINMA regulation
  • Liaise with FINMA
  • Implement FINMA changes
  • Maintain records and policies
  • Prepare and submit FINMA filings
  • Monitor compliance with investment restrictions (internal and external)
  • Ensuring appropriate training and instruction for employees with regard to compliance-relevant topics (regulatory)

 Your Profile:

  • Swiss Law degree (Master of Law) or European law degree with solid Swiss law kledge
  • 8+ years proven track record as In-house Counsel, preferably in a financial institution, trust or family office, especially with regard to corporate governance and regulatory issues
  • Kledge of FINMA regulations and requirements
  • Experience in Swiss corporate (and commercial) law
  • Proficient in German (external stakeholders) and English (corporate language), a good command of the Dutch language is highly valued
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work independently but also as part of a small team

For a hands-on and committed person this is the opportunity to support the company’s further growths and development.Working in a small team of highly motivated Finance and Legal professionals, our company offers you an interesting and variegated position with a friendly working atmosphere, good team spirit, flexible working hours, as well as training and development opportunities.