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Location: Hergiswil, Nidwald, Switzerland 
Job ID: 56296 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Legal Counsel Commercial / Labor Law (m/f/d) 80 - 100 %


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

In this role, you provide legal support to our core business in all aspects of their operations. Further, you provide comprehensive legal support on labor law topics for Group companies in Switzerland and internationally. The main tasks of this role include:


Commercial Law

  • Providing legal support to Schindler’s elevators and escalators business in all aspects of their business operations, in particular regarding preparation and negotiation of large customer agreements, tender submissions, advice on regulatory aspects and corporate social responsibility issues
  • Assisting in structuring and preparing internal policies and regulations for Schindler’s core business

  • Creation and revision of templates and checklists

  • Training of key stakeholders on legal and regulatory questions relevant for Schindler’s core business


Labor Law

  • Comprehensive legal support to Schindler Group companies in Switzerland, Europe and partly worldwide in all areas of labor law, including collective labor law issues, restructuring projects, international assignments, social security, cross-border working, as well as contract reviews, drafting of regulations, processes, settlement of disputes, coordination of legal cases with external lawyers and internal departments

  • Creation and revision of templates, checklists, and internal policies and regulations in labor law and data protection law for Schindler Group companies in Switzerland and in dedicated areas worldwide 

  • Design and provide regular trainings in labor law on different knowledge levels


We Elevate... Your Best Self

You have an entrepreneurial approach to the customer-oriented implementation of legal solutions and a high willingness to perform and assume responsibility. You are a dedicated and highly reliable team player, with excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills. You have strong problem solving skills paired with an analytical, proactive and solution oriented mindset. You are also willing to learn quickly and with pleasure if you do not yet have experience in individual areas.


  • Master of Law (or equivalent)

  • Swiss Bar Exam

  • 3 years or more of work experience in a large business law firm or in a multinational company with focus on commercial, contract and labor law

  • Ability to work independently, with foresight, in a structured and extremely conscientious manner

  • Work experience regarding Swiss and European product safety / product liability regulation is of advantage

  • Fluent in German and very good command of English - any other European languages of advantage



We Elevate... You


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application. For questions please don't hesitate to contact Christian Gerber, (+41) 414453122




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