Our client is a growing Single Family Office based in the city of Zug. It manages an international group with its roots in the Netherlands.
In terms of the strategic further development of the group services we are looking to fill the new position of an:
Acting as the Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer of the office in Zug and in close cooperation with the General Counsel of the Group, you will play an important role to shape and control the company’s corporate governance, compliance and regulatory standards and processes adapted to Swiss law standards. The Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer reports into the Group CFO and also to the Board in case of compliance issues.
Your Responsibilities as Legal Counsel:
Setting up the legal standards and providing legal advice and legal support on general and strategic business initiatives (e.g. HR, IT, data protection) including contract review and preparation
Corporate housekeeping, e.g. responsible for the legal documentation and administration of the Swiss entities within the Group
Company secretary, e.g. setting up and ensuring compliance with Swiss (company) law and internal corporate governance processes and organising/attending company (board) meetings
Ensuring proper filing and record management of all relevant (legal) documents
Your Responsibilities as Compliance Officer:
Being part of the project for FINMA regulation of the Wealth division of the group. Afterwards responsible for all FINMA regulatory aspects and compliance, including:
Perform the role of the Compliance Officer registered by FINMA
Advise the Board and management on all aspects of FINMA regulation
Liaise with FINMA
Implement FINMA changes
Maintain records and policies
Prepare and submit FINMA filings
Monitor compliance with investment restrictions (internal and external)
Ensuring appropriate training and instruction for employees with regard to compliance-relevant topics (regulatory)
Swiss Law degree (Master of Law) or European law degree with solid Swiss law knowledge
8+ years proven track record as In-house Counsel, preferably in a financial institution, trust or family office, especially with regard to corporate governance and regulatory issues
Knowledge of FINMA regulations and requirements
Experience in Swiss corporate (and commercial) law
Proficient in German (external stakeholders) and English (corporate language), a good command of the Dutch language is highly valued
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
High attention to detail and accuracy
Able to work independently but also as part of a small team
For a hands-on and committed person this is the opportunity to support the company’s further growths and development.
Working in a small team of highly motivated Finance and Legal professionals, our company offers you an interesting and variegated position with a friendly working atmosphere, good team spirit, flexible working hours, as well as training and development opportunities.