Legal Counsel based in Zurich (100%, M/F)

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) SA (BIL Suisse) is a fully owned subsidiary of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA (BIL), the oldest private bank in the Grand Duchy. BIL Suisse is a boutique bank with offices in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano, the three main Swiss financial centers. The setup of the organization promotes swift, agile decision-making and short reporting lines, enabling BIL Suisse to offer innovative wealth solutions for internationally active entrepreneurs and families. Do you consider moving to a boutique Swiss Bank that is part of a wider International Group? Are you ready to go the extra mile for supporting an ambitious team?


This is a challenging and interesting role within the Legal Department with a very broad scope of legal and regulatory tasks focusing on the full range of wealth management, our boutique corporate and institutional business, intermediaries and corporate matters. You will support all departments of the bank in their day-to-day activities including the drafting and reviewing of agreements, transactional documents, legal opinions, complaints, communications etc.


The Legal Department is composed of a highly motivated and dynamic team that is committed to support BIL Suisse’s ambitious growth plans.


  • General legal and regulatory advice regarding the day-to-day activities of wealth management, the corporate and institutional business and the intermediaries business
  • Legal support for complex and sophisticated transactions for large clients, including drafting and reviewing of the (credit and security) documentation and taking into consideration and making provision for all related regulatory (cross-border) aspects
  • Appointment and management of external counsel and mandates
  • Interaction with senior management
  • Handling of requests from authorities and third parties
  • Support for the Corporate Secretary function
  • Cross-functional collaboration with the bank’s colleagues from other teams and/or locations
  • Support of (inter-)national legal and business projects
  • Drafting new and amending existing contracts in line with legislative changes
  • Support the business with regard to inheritance matters

Must-have requirements

  • Law degree from a Swiss University is a must
  • Swiss bar admission would be an asset
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience at a corporate law firm or a financial service provider (preferably private banking)
  • Profound knowledge of Swiss banking and contract law
  • Team player who is also capable of working independently
  • Convincing communicator, solution-driven, dynamic and flexible
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English is a must, additional languages would be an asset

We offer

You have the drive, ambition and skills and we want to give you the opportunity. BIL Switzerland is full of people just like you who share the same values and work ethic. Our diverse workforce offers endless opportunities to expand your skills and gain valuable experience that will help you advance your career. Furthermore you will work in a dynamic and modern environment at the heart of Swiss banking. Interested? Let’s talk about how we can help one another succeed and submit your complete application including your diplomas and Swiss work certificates.

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