Deputy Head of Transactions

Job Title: Deputy Head of Transactions
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 1019417_1559831504
Contact Name: Nicky Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Oliver James Associates Switzerland are currently supporting a leading Asset Management group in Zurich in their search for an experienced Deputy Head of Transactions

My client is an exceptional Asset Management business operating across the globe with key offices in all global hubs. They run their transactional legal function from Zurich and are seeking a Deputy Head of Transactions.


  • Providing Comprehensive legal advice for specialized divisions the Group, for Transactional M&A Law (including Private Equity, Private, Joint Ventures and Real Estate transactions)
  • You are responsible for the legal support of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings
  • Presentable and comfortable in front of internal and external clients discussing sensitive/difficult topic
  • Comfortable in a high-pressure environment a dynamic, changing environment
  • Participation in the expansion of new business areas in the framework of the
  • Fluency English and German with additional languages such as Italian and French preferred
  • You help to expand the team and have functional responsibility for the entire group growing up to 25 people in multiple locations

Required Key Skills:

  • Swiss Bar, other qualifications (like LL.M or MBA) are an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience after Admission to the Bar
  • Broad understanding of Swiss & European Financial Services regulation
  • Relevant experience in financial market and corporate law
  • Established M&A background working with Private and Public Acquisitions
  • Experience presenting to committees, fielding questions and defending your decisions with credibility

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