Head of Legal/Regulatory

Switzerland (CH)
25 Jun 2018
25 Jul 2018
Employer Sector
Legal, Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel


As an Attorney-at-Law with strong business ties within Ticino, you would be part of building up the Team working in the Legal and Private Clients’ area of this global firm. Bringing sound experience and an excellent reputation in regulatory compliance, corporate legal, as well as ICOs and crypto currencies, you would be accountable for the success of the department in terms of market presence, people leadership and client service

Our clients’ legal practice is a key element in the wider firm offering, providing in-depth legal advice for their clients and working across teams on a national and international level to deliver tailored solutions. With almost 50 professionals located across 5 offices in Switzerland, it represents an important pillar to the wider firm, and has achieved substantial growth over the past 5 years.

You would be working in a very dynamic, thrilling and international environment within a team of highly qualified legal consultants. In your function as Head of the team, you would be accountable for the success of the department in terms of market presence, people leadership and client service – this would give you the opportunity to actively shape the working field and deploy your deep expertise for the Ticino market, as well as your strong network within this sector.


Overall accountability for providing legal services to clients within the Ticino region, with a particular focus on:

• Regulatory & Compliance Services (AML, KYC, remediation, licensing, compliance, enforcement, support to banking audit) 

• Corporate legal advice (incorporation of companies, mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, contracts, transactions, employment and immigration, support on audit engagements) 

• Emerging legal themes such as advisory services relating to ICO and cryptocurrency 

• Accountable for business development activities for the Ticino Legal Practice and promote a proactive, market oriented mind set among professionals in the department 

• Maintain strong market presence and establish a strategy for client acquisition, with a focus on diversifying the firms  client portfolio to achieve a broad coverage of industry sectors 

• Provide technical thought leadership on regulatory/legal developments through articles, blogs and seminars, ensuring active presence at industry events 

• Accountable for delivering against ambitious financial and business development goals, as well as people KPIs) 

• Accountable for hiring, developing and motivating a highly engaged, results driven team 

• Exhibit exemplary leadership behaviour by fostering a high performance environment, setting clear and tangible goals, offering coaching and mentoring and establishing an open feedback culture 

• Drive collaboration beyond own engagements, address the multidisciplinary needs of clients 


• Attorney-at-Law (bar exam in Switzerland) 

• Broad functional knowledge of various areas of law (i.e. corporate legal, regulatory, ICO and cryptocurrencies) 

• Outstanding track-record in a law firm or Big-4 (a successful experience within a legal or compliance department of a bank would be an asset) 

• Excellent reputation and network within the Ticino market 

• Ability to deliver a successful business development strategy, setting ambitious targets for client retention and acquisition 

• Proven ability to develop and inspire high performing teams, focus on growing a diverse talent base and retaining an engaged workforce 

• Track record in working effectively with specialists from a range of departments, and evidence of technical expertise to manage complex legal engagements in close collaboration with other member firms 

• Business proficiency in Italian, fluent in English 

• Moderate knowledge in German and French would be a strong asset 

For this position CK Search Global is working with its SECO licensed Swiss Partners APC international.