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We drive the transformation of the financial markets. That’s why we invest in bright minds, in their ideas, knowledge and development. We do that by combining our best sides.

 

If you would like to find out why stability makes us so agile, why experience makes us so curious and why empathy makes us so impactful, apply now for the position of

 

 

 Senior Legal Counsel

Zurich, Hardturm | 80-100 % | Reference 3172

 

SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), a company owned by the Swiss Stock exchange, is building the first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets.

 

If you'd like to work in a highly collaborative team with a real sense of purpose, then SDX is the right place to be. SDX is part of the SIX Group, one of the most important European financial market infrastructure providers, which covers the entire value chain in securities and payment traffic for Switzerland. With SDX, SIX is driving the digital transformation of the Swiss financial centre and providing the roadmap for Switzerland's future financial market infrastructure.

 

Within the General Counsel organization (Legal, Compliance, Regulatory), we are looking for a highly motivated Swiss trained Senior Legal Counsel to strengthen our existing team based in Zurich. This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join the firm after recently having obtained the licenses from FINMA to operate a Stock Exchange and Central Security Depository for digital securities. Are you motivated by a team-oriented, pleasant working atmosphere in a young, dynamic industry sector and do you maintain an overview even in hectic situations? Then you are the ideal addition to our team.

 

 

What You Will Do

  • provide legal advice and support in day-to-day business, in particular financial markets, contract, corporate and securities law

  • analyse and assess new business ideas, contribute to team-based design of new products and services, draft internal opinions and recommendations

  • draft and review commercial agreements and provide legal advice on a variety of transactional matters, also providing oversight to external counsel

  • support the development and implementation of the legal framework for SIX Digital Exchange

  • advise and participate in cross-border joint venture transactions and corporate M&A activities

  • maintain up to date knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies to pro-actively engage and contribute to the team horizon scanning process

 

What You Bring

  • Master's degree in law from a Swiss university and admission to the bar and/or further education such as dissertation / LLM advantageous
  • at least 4 - 5 years of professional experience in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel of a company within the financial sector, having gained good knowledge of financial products and international cross-border aspects
  • affinity with new technologies such as distributed ledger technology (DLT), digital assets (tokens) etc. and their legal and regulatory implications
  • strong communication and advisory skills, diplomatic negotiation skills and assertiveness
  • excellent German and business fluent English skills
 

If you have any questions, please call Simon Clarke at +44 79 601 606 53.

 

For this vacancy we only accept direct applications in English.

 

Diversity is important to us. Therefore, we are looking to receiving applications regardless of any personal background. 

What We Offer

Flexible Work Models
We trust our employees and offer a work environment that is well-balanced, productive and fosters success. 

Personal Development
You will benefit from a culture of continuous learning and feedback. Your personal growth is supported through an extensive learning offering.

Agile Working Methods 
Whether through scrum or design thinking,
we solve exciting tasks together in teams.