Legal Counsel (Commercial Transactions, Technology)


Offered by:

Cognizant Technology Solutions AG

Creative / Design
Cognizant is looking for a creative and smart team player to join our Commercial Legal team in EMEA, with at least five years of post-qualification experience in an international law firm or an equivalent in-house position in a multinational corporation. This full-time Legal Counsel (Commercial Transactions, Technology) hybrid role is based in Zürich and offers a favourable salary and benefits.
You will be an integral part of the continued rapid growth of Cognizant’s European operations. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of business transactions, from consultancy contracts to multi-million-dollar complex technology or business outsourcing deals. Primarily these will be in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and other large markets in Continental Europe.In your first few weeks in this Legal Counsel (Commercial Transactions, Technology) role, you can expect to:
  • Interact with clients in a broad range of industries
  • Work on all phases of deals, from proactive shaping, proposal/bid review stages, right through to final negotiation, escalation to senior Cognizant leadership and working on post-signature matters
  • Get under the skin of the business and become part of the deal-making teams

To apply for this Legal Counsel (Commercial Transactions, Technology) role, you will need to be a German native with English full working proficiency and the ability to work in French (a plus). You will also require the following:

  • At least 5-6 years of post-qualification experience in an international law firm or an equivalent in-house position in a multinational corporation
  • Full legal qualification in Switzerland with fully complated bar exam
  • Specialized expertise in regulated industries such as insurance or financial services

If you’re looking to impact and create change positively, you'll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach. At Cognizant, taking care of employees is a priority:

  • You can pursue innovative career tracks and opportunities here
  • You can enhance your professional development through education and dedicated training
  • We’ll give you the skills you need to keep pace with the changing workplace while our compensation, benefits and wellness packages help you stay healthy and plan for the future.

We'd love you to apply for this full-time hybrid Legal Counsel – Commercial Transactions, Technology (100%) job, and we're waiting to hear from you. Please contact Cognizant today.At Cognizant, we engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life because we're dedicated to making a lasting impact. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we're improving everyday life. See how at or @cognizant.