Legal Counsel, Corporate

Barry Callebaut AG

Barry Callebaut AG


Key information

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Role

 We are currently looking for an experienced Legal Counsel to join our dynamic and diverse global legal team based in our corporate headquarters in Zurich. Leveraging on your broad experience in corporate law matters, you will be responsible for strategic acquisitions, financing transactions, SIX stock exchange compliance as well as other corporate and commercial matters. 

 Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Manage the legal workstream of strategic acquisitions, divestments or other M&A transactions
  • Ensure compliance with Swiss stock exchange regulations and listing rules as well as the company’s respective policies
  • Support the group's Treasury and Finance department on (re-)financing transactions
  • Manage the corporate legal affairs of Barry Callebaut's Swiss subsidiaries
  • Provide general legal advice to the business and proactively manage and mitigate legal and regulatory risks related to Switzerland and our Global Cocoa & Sourcing organization
  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Manage and monitor commercial disputes and litigation
  • Support the company's global sustainability strategy and initiatives

About You: 

  • Master Degree in law, Swiss bar exam preferred
  • 3-6 years of working experience in an internationally orientated law firm or a multinational company
  • Solid experience in corporate law and M&A deals as well as contract drafting
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound business judgment and ability to quickly analyze complex legal matters
  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented way of working
  • Excellent command of English and German


  • Jean-Phillipe Reynard
  • Barry Callebaut AG