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Legal Counsel



8304 wallisellen, switzerland
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Your tasks

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Legal Strategy: Develop and implement the company's legal strategy in alignment with its business goals.
  • General Contract Law: Drafting and updating of all legal company documents (e.g. Client Contracts, rental agreements, Non-disclosur agreements, General terms and conditions)
  • Contract Negotiation: Oversee and negotiate various contracts, including SaaS, software and subscription licenses, maintenance agreements, partnerships, vendor agreements, and customer contracts.
  • Compliance: Ensure the company's compliance with local and international laws and regulations, including intellectual property, data privacy, and cybersecurity laws.
  • Litigation Management: Manage and oversee any legal disputes, litigation, or legal proceedings involving the company.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify and assess legal risks associated with business activities and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Corporate Governance: Advise on corporate governance matters, including board of directors' responsibilities and corporate policies.
  • Regulatory Affairs: Stay updated on regulatory changes affecting the software industry and ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations.
  • Data Privacy: Oversee data protection and privacy compliance, especially where the software handles personal or sensitive data.
  • Employment and Social Security Law: Provide guidance on employment law matters, including labor relations, employee contracts, and HR policies.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Assist in due diligence and legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.
  • Ethics and Compliance: Promote a culture of ethics and compliance throughout the organization.

Our requirements

  • Degree in Law (Mlaw/lic.iur.) , Swiss Bar Exam or LL.M,active membership in the Swiss Bar Association.
  • Extensive legal and contract negotiation experience, with a focus on technology and software.
  • Strong knowledge of software licensing, intellectual property, and data privacy laws.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, problem-solving skills and ability to convey legal matters in terms understandable to non-legal colleagues.
  • Leadership and management experience, as this role may grow to oversee an in-house legal team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments and executives to achieve company goals.
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