Legal Counsel Corporate Law (80-100%*)

Legal Counsel Corporate Law (80-100%*)

Job Description

105,000! unique individuals from over 126 nationalities work at Novartis, all aligned to a single inspirational purpose: to Reimagine Medicine for millions of patients around the world!

As Legal Counsel Corporate Law and member of the Corporate Functions Legal team, you will serve as a legal business partner at Novartis’ global headquarters, with a special focus on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance.

Your Responsibilities:
• Lead or support transactions, projects and processes in relation to corporate law aspects
• Monitor and advise on ESG regulations, guidelines and best practices of peer companies, institutional investors and relevant proxy advisors and rating agencies (with focus on Corporate Governance)
• Act as the lead for the Corporate Governance section in the annual report of Novartis AG
• Act as legal business partner for Novartis’ Corporate Functions and Novartis’ Swiss foundations: Draft and negotiate contracts and provide legal advice, guidance and training on external laws and regulations and Novartis policies; identify and help mitigate legal and other risks

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• Swiss qualified lawyer and bar admission; preferably with LL.M.
• Proficiency in English and German (additional languages, in particular French, a plus)
• 3+ years of post bar legal experience, ideally in a listed Swiss Corporation and/or top tier law firm
• Extensive legal experience in the area of corporate law and corporate governance
• Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and international teams and with senior leaders

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.

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