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

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

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

Lieu Baden, Aargau, Switzerland;
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Legal, Compliance & Audit
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-04-22
Numéro de réference R0040245
More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.