Legal Counsel, US Cloud Multinational (public sector sales) – Zurich 5yrs+ job with EMEA Legal Recruitment | 1544977 – The Lawyer

Our client is a world-leading cloud technology business that is rapidly expanding its presence in Switzerland. They have created their first Swiss-based legal role where they require a highly experienced commercial lawyer with a key focus on supporting public sector sales and procurement compliance in Switzerland and across EMEA.

This company will expose you to the forefront of the cloud computing industry and specifically in providing IT infrastructure services where you will be responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology contracts and subcontracts with public and private sector customers. This amazing quality of work will include licensing, teaming, reseller and framework agreements/responses to requests for proposals and tenders. For the right candidate, this role will quickly develop into a team management position where you will work alongside the (non-legal) Sales, Public Policy, and Security Assurance teams, providing day-to-day advice for senior executives and other business members on government contracting issues, resolving queries that arise in existing relationships.

The successful candidate must either be admitted to practice law in Switzerland (Swiss Qualified) or be a Non-Swiss qualified lawyer with 5yrs+ experience gained in the region. You must have solid legal training from an international law firm with a full understanding of Swiss and EU public procurement directives, rules and procedures. Ideally, you will have strong working relationships with Swiss government contracting officials and understand the procurement and compliance processes from both a legal and commercial viewpoint. Familiarity with cloud computing, IT infrastructure and telecommunications would be advantageous however, we will consider Commercial Lawyers from different industries on the basis he/she has thorough Swiss and EU public procurement experience. You must have a thorough knowledge of supporting commercial teams on public sector sales and procurement compliance in Switzerland and across EMEA.  Must be bilingual in English and (Swiss) German and show the natural ability to work autonomously under little supervision and be pragmatic with your approach when faced with challenging and ambiguous situations.

This opportunity is based in Zurich, Switzerland with some international travel required.

For more details, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal via liam@emea.legal or visit: https://emea.legal/job/itcounselzurich 

**CHPort is acting as a 3rd party representative for EMEA Legal’s recruitment activity in Switzerland**

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