Senior Legal & Compliance Officer

Job Title: Senior Legal & Compliance Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 1014238_1538045525
Contact Name: Nicky Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Oliver James Associates Switzerland are currently supporting a leading Private Banking group in Zurich in their search for an experienced Senior Legal & Compliance Officer.

My client is an exceptional Private Banking business operating across the globe with key offices in all global hubs. You will sit in a compliance function in a team of qualified attorneys who are responsible for design and maintenance of legal and compliance frameworks within the Wealth Management unit.


  • General legal advice to all units within the Wealth Management Business
  • 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 topics
  • Shows initiative, identifies risks and presents new ideas for Compliance matters
  • Comfortable in a high-pressure environment a dynamic, changing environment
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines and directives, and conducting compliance training
  • Fluency English and German with additional languages such as Italian and French preferred
  • You help to expand the team and take on a role model function towards younger team members

Required Key Skills:

  • Completed law degree (lic. Iur.) And additional training as a lawyer
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience
  • Broad understanding of Swiss & European Financial Services regulation (MiFID, GDPR, Cross Border etc.)
  • Relevant experience in financial market and corporate law
  • Strong background relating to Financial Crime topics within Wealth Management
  • Experience presenting to committees, fielding questions and defending your decisions with credibility

To learn more about this opportunity please email your CV and contact details directly to Alternatively, if this sounds like an interesting opportunity for somebody within your network, please get in touch to refer them.