Head Legal Wealth Management / Digital Investing

Bank Vontobel AG
Zurich, Switzerland
11 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Vontobel, we actively shape the future. We create and pursue opportunities with determination. We master what we do - and we only do what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. We are a globally active investment firm with Swiss roots, specialized in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions.

We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and bring opportunities to life. We do so based on the conviction that successful investing begins with the assumption of personal responsibility. We contin-uously scrutinize our achievements as we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients.

Do you enjoy helping businesses in a growth phase? Do you anticipate regulatory changes and turn them into opportunities? Do you have a flair for Digitalization? We are looking for a motivated and dedicated Head of Legal to focus on our Wealth Management and Digital Investing business.
In this role, you will have a key role and impact on our internal processes and projects, and you will have di-rect exposure to international business situations and rules.

Your opportunity
  • Management of the Legal Department Wealth Management / Digital Investing within the division Legal & Compliance Wealth Management / Digital Investing and leading a the team of experts
  • Contact person and responsibility for national and international legal issues of the client units Wealth Management / Digital Investing, in particular in the areas of contract law, financial market law, inheritance law, security law, adult protection law, debt enforcement and bankruptcy law, procedural law, criminal law as well as regulatory issues
  • Responsibility for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing (special) contracts with clients and business partners
  • Independent legal support of projects of the client units Wealth Management / Digital Investing (e.g. in the area of digitalization or introduction of new products)
  • Collaboration in the analysis and implementation of new (national and international) regulatory or legal requirements
  • Independent handling of client complaints
  • Dealing with official enquiries from national and international authorities, such as issuing orders, arrest and information requests Coordinating and liaising with external attorneys and specialists consulted
  • Representing Vontobel before authorities and third parties
  • Supervision and maintenance of client contracts (in particular updating of contracts and drafting of new contracts)
  • Legal review of enquiries from the Marketing division

You bring
  • Admission to the Swiss bar and a master's degree in law from a Swiss university
  • Minimum of 6 years of post-graduate legal experience in a Swiss bank or in a Swiss law firm with working and experience in banking related issues, with several years of leading experience (with track record)
  • Proven experience in the above-mentioned areas (in particular banking law and civil law)
  • Motivation and ability to quickly learn new tasks and areas of law
  • Great sense of integrity, behaving consistently with expressed values and ethical principles of Vontobel
  • Full proficiency in English and German, further language skills are an asset (e.g. French)

You are
  • Insist on
  • A person with leadership skills and team oriented
  • A resilient, discrete, trustworthy and communicative person with a positive mind set and excellent negotiation skills
  • A hands on professional who is devoted to its work; a calm person with very good organizational skills
  • A proactive self-starter who can work independently, goal oriented and exact
  • Able to take ownership and to lead by example
  • An excellent communicator with a business sense

Thank you for applying to Vontobel. We will carefully review your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.

At Vontobel, we are an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.
We value the many voices within our teams and are committed to creating an environment where everyone who wants to be part of our performance culture can be themselves. It is based on mutual respect and zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.

If you have any questions you can contact us through our contact form .