Legal Counsel IT Digital Advisory

Place of work
Karadžičova 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Legal Counsel will report to the Legal Counsel leading the IT Digital Advisory team, and will be required to work closely with other Legal & Compliance functions providing legal services to the business and IT. The IT Digital Advisory team is a newly created team composed of the lead counsel, a Legal Counsel and this position. The position is suitable for a mid level associate. The candidate should be comfortable working in a decentralised organisational structure covering multiple jurisdictions, which will require significant organisational, collaboration and influencing skills to achieve success.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to provide and coordinate legal support related to technology, including cloud computing, smart analytics, implementation and deployment of new technological solutions, licensing of software and other tools, as well as related IT outsourcing arrangements.

Key responsibilities include:
• Be a trusted partner to the business and Information Technology by providing timely, high quality legal advice and clearly articulating legal risks and opportunities, in particular related to the use of new technology;
• Drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of Information Technology agreements and legal documents, including Cloud solutions, smart analytics, software licenses and maintenance agreements, collaboration and innovation agreements, outsourcing, managed services agreements;
• Coordinating internal approval processes across Legal & Compliance and related functions;
• Regulatory compliance, in particular related to outsourcing;
• Conducting training and raising awareness of legal and compliance risks; and
• Managing and controlling the use of outside counsel.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Qualifications and Experience:
• Qualified Lawyer (preferably admitted to the Bar Association as Attorney-at-law);
• Minimum 5 years PQE in a law firm or as an in-house counsel;
• Very good understanding of IT/technology;
• Previous experience in both civil and common law jurisdictions;
• Demonstrated competence and experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of Information Technology agreements;
• Proven ability to set-up and implement policies and processes to help business mitigate legal risks;
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and coordinate complex assignments and IT projects across multidisciplinary teams and multiple jurisdictions;
• Previous experience in re/insurance or financial industry is a plus.

Knowledge requirements:

• Contract law, eCommerce and IT, Cloud technology, Outsourcing, Data Protection, Commercial law, Competition law;
• General corporate and regulatory matters.

Skill requirements:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to manage the needs and expectations of clients
• Analytical, pragmatic, solution-oriented
• Self starter, ability to work independently
• Project management
• Fluent in English; German or another language a plus

• Accountable, take responsibility and ownership
• Hands on and can-do approach
• Team spirit, transparency, collaboration


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
811 09 Bratislava


Contact person: Zuzana Janostiakova

ID: 3121778   Dátum zverejnenia: 20.11.2017