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Senior Legal Counsel, M&A & Corporate - Full Time - WinterthurSwitzerland


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Join our GF_Legal, Compliance and Risk Management team within Group Functions division in Switzerland as Senior Legal Counsel, M&A & Corporate to help us take Group Legal to the next level. 


In this role you will be accountable for:


 M&A specific tasks-


  • Representation of Group Legal in M&A projects, including the coordination of internal teams and external partners, and with the involvement of the Executive Committee and Board.
  • Supervision of M&A projects throughout the entire process (Letter of Intent / Due Diligence / Drafting / Negotiation / Signing of Agreements / Closing of Transaction incl. PMI).


Other tasks -


  • Analysis and control of legal risks, and implementation of legal requirements from a corporate and stock exchange viewpoint.
  • Participation in contract negotiations together with both sales and procurement. Editing contracts, as well as checking and commenting of contractual conditions.
  • Support in the defense against liability claims, processing of justified claims from both customers and suppliers.
  • Development and implementation of company guidelines and regulations.
  • Observation and analysis of relevant legal developments. 


To succeed in this role, you will need:


  • MLaw as well as Swiss (or foreign) bar exam as well as at least 4-6 years of international professional experience in a renowned law firm or in the legal department of a listed company.
  • Experience in international M&A transactions and in-depth knowledge of contract law and Swiss company and stock exchange law; knowledge of foreign legal systems / legislations desired.
  • Willingness and interest to work closely with business functions and contribute directly to the group's commercial success.
  • Flair for technical products and services, experience in working with (senior) business leaders on an international basis.
  • Communicative personality with quick comprehension and interest in new issues.
  • Proactive with a “hands-on” attitude and a sense of practical solutions.
  • Ability to deliver results under time pressure, to take responsibility for decisions and to set priorities correctly.
  • Business fluent in German and English (written and oral), additional foreign languages ​​are desirable.



Your benefits:

  • Attractive compensation
  • Excellent social benefits
  • Global development opportunities
  • An innovative, vibrant and agile culture
  • Central workplace, only 5 minutes from Winterthur central station
  • The chance to make an impact at a global scale


Location: We are based in Winterthur.  This is a great place with a high quality of life. In the historic old town you find many shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Recreation areas can be reached in a short time from any point of the city


International applicants are welcome to apply. No visa or work permit support can be provided for non-CH or non-EU applicants for this role.


Have a question about the role? Reach out to Christian Oser. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

82% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work – so come and join our story, starting today!

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

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