Corporate Lawyer

  • UEFA
  • Nyon, Switzerland
  • 12 Oct, 2021
Full time Business & Commercial Law

Job Description


The Corporate Lawyer provides UEFA and UEFA’s subsidiaries with legal advice on a variety of corporate legal matters: corporate transactions, data protection, contracts, HR and employment, visas and immigration, etc. The incumbent also provides legal support for all event-related corporate legal matters: reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, assisting with the bidding, etc.


Key Responsibilities

- Drafting, negotiating and reviewing UEFA corporate contracts with service providers, UEFA member associations and other sports organisations;

- Providing legal support with regard to data protection regulations and their implementation;

- Providing legal support for the Human Resources Unit on compliance with employment law, social security legislation and work permit requirements;

- Providing legal support on visas and immigration matters; - Ensuring that UEFA’s regulations, agreements and other documents comply with Swiss law;

- Providing UEFA and UEFA’s subsidiaries with legal support, research and opinions on various corporate and contractual matters;

- Providing legal support and reviewing documentation on various financial operations (loans, debt restructuring, ad hoc structures);

- Preparing records and legal documents for senior management;

- Handling statutory matters and corporate registrations;

- Providing legal support on corporate matters relating to the organisation of UEFA competitions and events;

- Providing event managers, UEFA member associations and European football clubs with legal support on Swiss corporate law and legal governance issues.


Profile of successful candidate

Experience required:

- At least 3 years working as a corporate or commercial lawyer within an international organisation or law firm

- At least 3 years working in corporate or compliance matters

- Past experience in the sport industry would be an asset


- Bachelor's degree in law (Swiss Bar exam would be an asset)


- English / Proficient

- French / Proficient

- Any other languages would be an asset

Additional requirements:

- MS Office / Advanced

- Excellent drafting and oral advocacy skills

- In-depth knowledge of Swiss law