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Legal Counsel 80-100% (f/m/d)

Location: Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0040245
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy is looking for a Legal Counsel to support our Team in Switzerland!

In this position you will be supporting the local and holding operations on a variety of topics as well as the Swiss business operations with a main focus on tendering and contract negotiations.

You will provide support on corporate governance, transactional matters and corporate housekeeping.

Primarily work location is Baden, with occasional work from Oerlikon as required.

Your responsibilities

  • Comprehensive legal support to local Product Groups and Business Lines in all domestic and international legal aspects, in particular contract law

  • Protection and enforcement of company interests in negotiation with third parties, before government agencies as well as before state courts and arbitral tribunals

  • Provide advice and guidance on corporate governance for all Swiss companies, including drafting of board resolutions, documentation for commercial registry, shareholder and board meetings, cooperation with notary public, drafting/review of policies

  • Collaboration in interdisciplinary project teams and with the legal teams in the DACH-cluster and at holding level

  • Involvement in Risk Management and other internal processes

  • Management and supervision of external law firms along quality and budget targets

  • Training of Company employees in all legal matters

Your background

  • Master degree in Law, additional qualifications acquired in the US or UK are an asset

  • Qualification as attorney-at-law (ideally admitted to practice in Switzerland)

  • Legal generalist, ideally with first experience in contract and corporate law

  • Ability to close intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration with teams worldwide

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Business fluent in German and English, French is an asset

  • Up to approximately 3 years post-qualification working experience

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