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Legal Adviser 80% - 100%

Rothschild & Co Bank AG
Zollikerstrasse 181, 8034 Zürich
  • 12.09.2023
  • 80 - 100%
  • Fachverantwortung
  • Festanstellung

Rothschild & Co

Rothschild & Co is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups. We offer a distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.

With a team of 4,200 talented financial services specialists on the ground in 40 countries across the world, we provide independent advice on M&A, strategy and financing, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments. As a family-controlled business that has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years, we can rely on an unrivalled network of specialists and are known for our track-record of outstanding execution in financial services.

Rothschild & Co Wealth Management

For over 200 years, Rothschild & Co’s freedom to offer objective advice and our commitment to personal service have combined to shape and grow our private clients’ wealth, building value for generations. Our dynamic growth and ambitious targets in relation to quality, innovation and reliability have created a need for the above mentioned role.

Legal Adviser 80% - 100%

Overview of Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to strengthen and support the Legal team of Rothschild & Co Bank AG in Zurich. We can offer this role at a minimum 80% workload and the ideal start date is as early as possible in Q1 2024. The successful candidate will directly report to the Head of Legal.


  • Providing in-house legal advice to management and staff in all legal areas of private banking (incl. credit law)
  • Working closely with relationship managers of the bank to respond to all legal and regulatory aspects of queries arising out of their relationship with the clients
  • Coordination with and instruction of external counsel in litigation matters
  • Performing legal reviews of business strategies, financial services/products and agree on an effective legal risk framework for the respective business/services
  • Drafting and reviewing client forms, contracts, correspondence as well as internal policies
  • Dealing with authorities regarding legal proceedings of supervisory, criminal, administrative and/or civil law nature
  • Assessment and support for the implementation of legislative developments and regulatory changes related to the international private banking business
  • Facilitating and supporting projects within the bank and/or the group
  • Providing legal support to internal departments (e.g. Credit, Investment and Operations)
  • Providing legal support to the bank's subsidiaries abroad

Education and Qualifications

  • Swiss University Law degree, admission to the Bar in Switzerland and (as an advantage) LLM
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in a similar role in the banking area (ideally private banking)
  • Excellent legal background and good knowledge of banking law

Experience, Skills and Competencies Required

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong service and client orientation
  • High performance and decisive approach
  • Ability to cope with time pressure, prioritize and solve problems
  • Reliable, accurate and discrete manner
  • Cooperative, constructive and positive minded personality
  • Proficient in German and English (written and spoken); other languages (in particular French) are an asset
  • Pro-active personality
  • Team player, ethical attitude
  • High quality standards with business drive and a “can do” attitude


  • Rothschild & Co is committed to safeguarding and enhancing the health and wellbeing of all its employees. To support this, Rothschild & Co provides all employees with a range of healthcare services and benefits that aim to support their overall wellbeing
  • We are conducive to creating a working environment and culture where people can succeed
  • We provide a variety of inhouse trainings, as well as tuition assistance for further education and training courses
  • Everyone can choose to incorporate agile working principles into their working week
  • We have learned a great deal about the adaptability, commitment and resilience of our people. We believe there are opportunities for all of us to enhance our working lives and outcomes, by applying a more flexible approach to where and when we work and up to 40% of your work time can be performed from home.

If you are curious to learn more about us and have valuable experiences in a similar role, then please submit your CV and Cover Letter through our recruitment tool. 


Joël Räber
+41 44 384 71 81
Rothschild & Co Bank AG