General Counsel, Lausanne - Switzerland

The General Counsel (GC) acts as the group's general legal counsel and takes the lead in advising the CEO and Senior Management on all legal matters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acting as the group's primary in-house lawyer
  • Advising senior management on legal implications of all major strategies, decisions and transactions
  • Acting as legal adviser on corporate governance and policy matters
  • Providing strategic legal advice and assisting in material commercial contracts negotiation
  • Assessing projects from a legal perspective and reviewing material agreements
  • Advising in corporate transactions and M&A projects
  • Serving as corporate secretary to the board of directors
  • Drafting, coordinating and communicating on internal policies including the risk management policy
  • Develop key talents of the legal team


  • Experience in corporate and commercial law, international legal experience a plus
  • Master degree in law (Switzerland, EU and/or US)
  • Bar admission
  • Education or experience in finance an asset
  • 8 years of experience within the life science environment as an in-house legal counsel or equivalent experience in a law firm
  • Strong analytical and efficiency driven skills with business-minded approach
  • Experience in a fast growing environment 
  • Tech sector background an asset
  • Fluent English and French mandatory

Location : Lausanne - Switzerland

Starting : ASAP

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.