Legal Officer

  • Schauplatzgasse 9, 3011 Bern, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

By joining Swissquote, you will become a member of the sector's leading company. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and to grow within teams of highly qualified specialists. We encourage personal development and actively support creative team work, leadership and responsibility.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in our Legal service which is part of the Legal & Compliance department. We offer the opportunity to become part of a young performing team, in a stimulating working environment combining a friendly, casual atmosphere with cutting-edge technologies and a great diversity of tasks.

As a Legal Officer, you will be part of the Legal & Compliance department. Among others, your tasks will typically be the following:

  • Review, negotiate and draft contracts and/or any other documentation of the Bank with a special focus on securities trading matters
  • Take care of litigation matters or complaints with a special focus on securities trading matters
  • Participate in various regulatory and other securities trading linked projects of the Bank
  • Provide legal support to the Management of the Bank as well as to subsidiaries of the Bank (including abroad)
  • Provide legal analysis of new services and activities of the Bank
  • Prepare legal research on banking & financial law and monitor regulatory changes
  • Draw up, implement and review internal policies and procedures
  • Conduct training and provide appropriate legal advice to other staff of the Bank


  • 2-4 years of experience as a jurist/lawyer in the Banking industry, the Big 4 or a law firm with focus on commercial law
  • Master degree in Swiss Law. Swiss bar exam, LLM in banking or CAS in Compliance Management is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge in German as well as very good knowledge of French and/or English 
  • Demonstrate success in drafting and reviewing contracts, as well as conducting litigation matters
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong team-working and collaboration skills
  • Ability to monitor your own workload and meet work objectives
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • Self-motivated and pro-active

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