Senior Legal Counsel, M&A, Corporate, Competition

Sonova AG

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    06 septembre 2023
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Senior Legal Counsel, M&A, Corporate, Competition

Who we are

You enjoy creating and innovating. You never stop striving for better. You take responsibility and you get results. You love being part of a team. Above all, you want your work to matter: Welcome to our world! At Sonova we create sense by bringing sound to life. Our innovative hearing care solutions help millions of people enjoy life’s unforgettable moments.

We offer exceptional career opportunities through market-leading brands from consumer to medical, products and services that keep pushing hearing care forward, and a culture where you can quickly belong and perform at your best.

If you want the freedom to explore, opportunities to grow, and make positive change on people lives through your work, this is the place for you.

Join Sonova. Create sense.

Staefa, Switzerland

Senior Legal Counsel, M&A, Corporate, Competition

In this role as a Legal Counsel you contribute to Sonova's growth and corporate governance agenda. You will play a key role in supporting the team in matters of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), competition law, and, occasionally, on employment law and marketing. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging work environment, have a passion for contributing to the corporate legal team and are able to deal with a broad scope of different legal matters in a high paced working environment, this may be the perfect role for you.


Your tasks


  • Contribute to Sonova's growth and corporate governance

  • Collaborate with global stakeholders and multi-functional teams

  • Draft, review, and negotiate transaction documentation, such as acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and franchise agreements

  • Support in a broad range of competition law and anti-trust related regulatory matters

  • Assist in various corporate law matters including intra-group transactions

  • Occasionally support in day-to-day employment law, marketing and IP related matters.

  • Collaborate with various business development functions

  • Manage external counsels 

  • Support legal integration activities related to acquisition activities

  • Assist on other matters as needed


Your profile


  • Master of Law (Swiss and/or abroad)

  • Bar Exam (Swiss and/or foreign equivalent) a business / finance degree is a nice to have

  • 8-10 years of work experience of post-qualified legal experience in private practice at a reputable law firm (or as in-house legal counsel in a reputable international company) in the areas of M&A, Corporate Law, and Competition Law

  • Experience in the medical device, healthcare, or life sciences sector is a plus

  • Knowledge of international M&A / Corporate Law, contract law, anti-trust and competition law, basic understanding of IP/IT and marketing law, familiarity with (Swiss) employment law

  • Excellent legal contract drafting skills

  • Familiarity with procurement and supply chain agreements is beneficial

  • Fluent in German and English, both written and spoken, knowledge of any other languages are beneficial

  • Proficient in MS-Office Suite



Our offer


We can offer you a new challenge, with interesting tasks and much more – including an open corporate culture, flat hierarchies, support for further training and development, opportunities to take on responsibility, an excellent range of foods, sports and cultural facilities, attractive employment conditions, and flexible working time models in various roles.


Daryl Alther, Manager Talent Acquisition, is looking forward to receiving your complete application via our online job application platform.


For this vacancy only direct applications will be considered. 

Sonova AG
Laubisrütistrasse 28
CH-8712 Stäfa
+41 58 928 01 01

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer.

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.