Legal Counsel

EF Education First is looking for a Legal Counsel based in Zurich

EF Education First is a global leading international education group focusing on language, academics, educational travel, and cultural experience. EF’s mission is to open the world through education and has for more than 50 years helped millions of people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. EF is privately held, has three divisions divided into fourteen business units and is associated with several not-for-profit organizations, including the well renowned Hult International Business School. EF has over 530 schools and offices in over 50 countries and employs over 45,000 staff, faculty and teachers.

The EF Group is an entrepreneurial non-hierarchical business with tremendous growth prospects and is characterized by its dynamic, well-educated and international employees. In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world EF’s mission is more relevant than ever.

The EF Group is looking for an ambitious business lawyer who wants an exciting job in a very international environment. The position is based in Zurich and reports to the General Counsel of the EF Group.

In this role you will be involved in a broad range of areas and provide legal advice as well as proactive support to the business in a variety of legal matters all over the world. For this purpose, you need to have a strong drive, high integrity, excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships at all levels. You must demonstrate a strong ability to solve practical problems in addition to complex legal issues and adopt a pragmatic approach and common sense to align the legal requirements with the needs of the business. Our environment is strongly driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and you need to enjoy challenges and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

You should be a bright, highly adaptable and commercially minded lawyer with a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience preferably gained at a leading law firm. You should have an excellent command of English, both written and spoken, as the role requires the ability to negotiate contracts and provide concise legal advice in business English. A Swiss law degree is a requirement. Furthermore, specialization in Swiss employment law and companies law would be considered a merit.

EF is experiencing a strong growth in all business areas and you would work within a very interesting, entrepreneurial and ambitious business environment. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to join a truly global organization with good prospects for both personal and professional development.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application in English, along with a CV, a copy of your law degree and all other relevant certificates as soon as possible. Interviews may be conducted continuously.


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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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