Senior Legal Counsel Litigation

Verb├Ąnde & Gro├čereignisse
Zurich , Schweiz
Vollzeit
4 / 03
To support our Legal & Compliance Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a Swiss qualified lawyer with initiative and experience as a Senior Legal Counsel Litigation (Swiss Bar qualification required).

Full description

To support our Legal & Compliance Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a Swiss qualified lawyer with initiative and experience as a Senior Legal Counsel Litigation (Swiss Bar qualification required).

Your duties

  • Managing and handling legal proceedings in Switzerland and other jurisdictions internationally
  • Advising and supporting the Director of Corporate Legal in relation to all civil and criminal legal proceedings
  • Providing legal advice and information, internally and externally
  • Managing external counsel
  • Overseeing budgetary control
  • Attending court, drafting court documents, correspondence and other related administrative tasks

Our requirements

  • Swiss qualified lawyer (university degree in law and admission to the Swiss Bar)
  • At least 5 years’ post-qualification experience working in private practice dealing with contentious matters (both civil claims and criminal investigations)
  • Familiarity with Swiss court procedures
  • Experience drafting legal documents
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with proven ability to communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authorities etc.), regarding FIFA’s involvement in legal proceedings
  • Very good written and spoken English and German, working knowledge of French. Spanish is an asset
  • Excellent organisation and deadline management skills
  • Ability to work independently and accurately
  • Conciliation / mediation skills
  • Identification with FIFA’s service-oriented and solution-oriented attitude

This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to become a key part of a dedicated team, managing complex and high value cases. You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

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