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Legal Counsel [Banking]

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking, Legal

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    Yaingy Chan

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Hamlyn Williams is working with a Private Banking client in Zurich. We’re seeking a Legal Counsel to join the Legal Financial Products Distribution team.

Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Clarifications on international legal and regulatory requirements related to the distribution of financial instruments (securities incl. structured products, funds, derivatives, etc.)
  • Definition of international distribution rules and client documentation rules of the above-mentioned financial instruments in the context of different service model (advisory, discretionary mandates, etc.)
  • Coordination, information, documentation, and provision of training related to international distribution rules of financial instruments to all relevant stakeholders across the Bank, such as business and front representatives, product units and Legal & Compliance in all locations
  • Provide ad-hoc legal support and efficient, client-oriented solutions related to the distribution of financial instruments and adaption of regulatory requirements to front and product units
  • Cooperation in various projects

Essential Requirements:

  • University law degree or similar legal education is a must
  • 5-7 years of experience as a legal counsel in the banking area (preferably private banking) or in a corporate law firm (specialized in banking law)
  • Excellent legal background and good knowledge of financial products and services and banking law
  • Fluency in German and English is a must, additional languages are advantageous