IBM Counsel F/M in ZÜRICH, Switzerland

Job Description

Which company provides its carefully selected lawyers a high degree of independence while offering the constant exchange/interaction )and open doors with an experienced team?

Which company offers the rare opportunity to combine complex transaction work with work-life balance and local and temporal flexibility?

Which company is characterized by flat hierarchies and a working culture that only counts the result and not the billable hours spent to solve the problem?

IBM is a global leader within the IT industry with a broad range of products shaping new trends in the B2B space environment. IBM has a long tradition and is for more than 90 years present in Switzerland

Job Description

We are looking for a General Lawyer to fill a position in the legal department of IBM Switzerland Ltd in Zurich/Geneva. As a General Lawyer for IBM you will be self-motivated and able to support IBM's contract engagements in the commercial and public sectors. You must be skilled and qualified to practice commercial and contracts law in this jurisdiction.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating, drafting and advising upon a variety of commercial arrangements, to include master services agreements; framework agreements, agreements for the supply and support of hardware and software, XaaS agreements, as well as having or being able to build expertise in key subject areas such as cyber security, data privacy, intellectual property. Also supporting key legal projects as required from time to time. Strong experience negotiating contracts with outside counsel representing vendors and/or enterprise users is relevant and desired.

Your tasks will be supporting internal clients, negotiating with customers and preparing senior management decisions, Comprehensive legal support of transactions and projects with significantly high volume, Professional, fast-paced and accurate legal advice with an eye for the essentials in an international environment - right from the start.

As successful applicants you will be:

  • Extremely bright and engaging with openness for new matters, great team spirit, fun at work and humor you will fit to our team

Key Requirements:

  • You must be skilled and qualified to practice commercial and contracts law in this jurisdiction

  • Above average state examinations/degrees, certified in Law, with sound professional experience (not necessarily acquired in IT law), ideally from working for an international law firm

  • Sure manner, assertiveness and the ability to convey complex issues in a catchy manner are prerequisite

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both, German and English, preferably also in French

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • You must be skilled and qualified to practice commercial and contracts law in this jurisdiction

  • Above average state examinations/degrees, certified in Law, with sound professional experience (not necessarily acquired in IT law), ideally from working for an international law firm

  • Sure manner, assertiveness and the ability to convey complex issues in a catchy manner are prerequisite

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both, German and English, preferably also in French.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • You must be skilled and qualified to practice commercial and contracts law in this jurisdiction

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.