Senior Legal Counsel – Commodity Trade Finance (100%)

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Senior Legal Counsel – Commodity Trade Finance (100%)

Your responsibilities:

• Ensure comprehensive legal support of all transactions for our Commodity Trade Finance business

• Advises, supervises and instructs all corporate bodies in respect of legal matters regarding Commodity Trade Finance 

• Ensure that current market and Sberbank Group standards and good banking practice, in terms of legal matters are implemented and complied with

• Maintains and updates all relevant regulations, directives and processes in relation to Commodity Trade Finance legal matters as well as being responsible these legal matters of the Bank 


Your profile:

• At least 5 years work experience as legal counsel in Commodity Trade Finance (strong preference from banking environment or otherwise a major commodity trader) 

• Good knowledge/experience of legal aspects in Commodity Trade Finance with a special focus on the Swiss, European and Russian / former Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries markets (mandatory)

• Solid experience in international finance transactions (especially hands on experience on all material credit related business aspects) under Swiss and English law including profound knowledge of common hedging concepts (collaterals, pledges, suretyships, guarantees etc.)

• Strong competence to advise, supervise and instruct in respect to complex legal issues as well as proactive-management of legal risk in Commodity Trade Finance

• Strong advisory qualities with the ability to manage, lead and develop relationship with the business line and relationship managers as well as supervisory functions in control areas

• Excellent inter-personal skills, multi-cultural awareness as well as independence and resilience

• Flexibility, adaptability in a fast paced and dynamic business environment

• Swiss/EU passport or valid Swiss work permit (mandatory) 

• Fluent in English, German and Russian language is a plus


Your team:

• Dynamic team of 3 people covering all aspects of legal support of the Bank

• Good team spirit and close collaboration within the team

• Collaborating closely with all teams and top management of the Bank 

• Next to the day to day work, the team is involved in various projects for the benefit of the Bank


What We Offer:

• A bank that offers to employees market competitive remuneration and additional benefits

• A bank that values its employees and takes care of them

• A place where employees can develop personally and professionally

• An exciting place to work where you can be part of a growth and success story where individual contributions matter



If you fulfill the above requirements and are looking for a challenging role in a multicultural and rapidly growing bank, please send your full application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, reference letters and certificates) by e-mail to our HR Department.