Senior Legal Counsel

Switzerland, Basel

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 25 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

LSI is looking for an Experienced Commercial Attorney supporting our newly created LSI legal team located in Basel.

You will provide legal support on a broad range of legal matters across all of LSI’s businesses, procurement and corporate functions, including commercial contracting, general corporate and transactional matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide legal support on a broad range of legal matters across all of LSI’s businesses, procurement and corporate functions, including commercial contracting, general corporate and transactional matters.

  • Negotiate commercial contracts, including customer and supplier agreements.

  • Manage corporate governance matters, including overseeing corporate housekeeping work performed by a paralegal.

  • Support corporate projects (incl. M&A).  

  • Support quality and operations matters and strategic marketing projects as needed.

  • Handle commercial disputes and support litigation as needed.

  • Demonstrate strategic value and competence in applying legal skills to daily in-house corporate, business, compliance, litigation, and other matters.

  • Supervise outside counsel and related budgets, as needed.

  • Identify areas of company risk and make proposals for and lead implementation of mitigation strategies.

  • Position would have significant responsibility for a diverse range of commercial, legal and compliance matters.

  • Willingness to travel, as needed.

Key requirements:

  • Master of Law (MLaw/Lic. iur.) from a Swiss University and admission to the Swiss bar required. Postgraduate qualification (e.g. LL. M.) preferred.

  • Sustainable post-graduate experience in-house or in a Swiss or international law firm with experience in the chemical industry, life sciences and/or manufacturing industry.

  • Strong background in employment law, incl. international/cross-border employment law experience.

  • Experience and well-founded knowledge of the Swiss Data Protection Act as well the European GDPR.

  • Experience delivering impactful solutions to complex business problems in a dynamic and changing environment. 

  • Very good communication skills in German and English.
     

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Reference: R28931