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ABB

The ABB legal team is led by general counsel and company secretary, Diane de Saint Victor who has been at the company for over 12 years and holds full responsibility for all the legal affairs affecting the pioneering, multinational technology leader. The legal team is fully involved in supporting the company in completing a number …

Acer Computer

The Acer Computer legal team is made up of seven lawyers in total who support the company in its aims of retaining its leading reputation as a multinational hardware and electronics corporation. The legal team comes from five different cultural backgrounds covering eight languages and the most important markets in EMEA. ‘One of the keys …

Adecco Group

Adecco Group is a leading human resources provider of temporary staffing, permanent placement and talent development, and a Fortune Global 500 company. The legal team has supported the company in talks to acquire EdTech company General Assembly for $413m in April 2018. The legal team includes an M&A division that is responsible for M&A, finance, …

Amgen

The Amgen legal team is a highly experienced department, with the average lawyer in the team possessing between 10 and twenty years of professional experience. The team, known as the International Legal Group (ILG), is fully equipped to support the world’s largest biotechnology company. The ILG consists of over 30 lawyers and almost 10 non-lawyer …

Audemars Piguet

Group chief legal officer, Nicolas Burgener, leads the legal function at luxury watch-making manufacturer Audemars Piguet. The team is made up of eight lawyers and one data protection officer whose daily activities include dealing with M&A, joint-ventures, corporate law, competition law, intellectual property, sponsoring, distribution, labour law, legal compliance and privacy matters. The majority of …

Baloise Group

The legal team is led by general counsel Andreas Burki who, as well as managing the legal affairs of the business, presides over the tax division of the group. The legal team has recently impressed peers when working on the insurance company’s acquisition of AI start-up Brainalyzed, a specialist in machine learning and artificial intelligence, …

Baxter International

Baxter international is a Fortune 500 company with a strong legal team that provides exceptional coverage for the medical devices company throughout the region from its Swiss base. The company focuses on specialist medical devices for the treatment in critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. Its in-house team is made of specialists in …

BCV Group (Banque Cantonale Vaudoise)

BCV Group (Banque Cantonale Vaudoise) is one of Switzerland’s biggest banks and a pillar of the Vaud economy, having more advisors than any other bank in the canton, with a comprehensive range of products and services for every banking need. Serving as general counsel, Philippe L’Eplattenier heads the legal department of BCV, and has over …

Bombardier Transportation

Headquartered in Berlin, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries. As a major subsidiary of the leading global technology group for innovative mobility solutions, Bombardier Transportation Switzerland benefits from political stability, excellent transport infrastructure within Switzerland and abroad, in addition to its proximity to excellent universities …

Cargill

Cargill has been active in Switzerland since 1956 and employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Geneva. Switzerland is a critical location for Cargill with the global trading for grains and oilseeds managed out of Geneva. It also serves as Cargill’s global headquarters for freight trading and shipping operations. Cargill in Switzerland donates …

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli

The legal function of Lindt & Sprüngli, one of the largest chocolate producers in the world, is centralised with all lawyers reporting directly to the group general counsel. Made up of nine team members including the group general counsel, six lawyers, one paralegal (Susanne Schindler) and two assistants (Rita Gretener and Wendy Harris), the team …

Citrix Systems

The legal department of Citrix Systems is led by Oliver Kirchner, who serves as general counsel for EMEA. The team currently has six lawyers spread across Schaffhausen, London and Paris and one paralegal in Schaffhausen. In addition to heading the EMEA legal department, Kirchner also takes care of government relations and represents the company in …

Clariant International

Clariant International’s legal team is characterised by its legal professionals who have demonstrated history of working in the chemicals industry. The team has been integral to Clariant’s move towards higher value specialities, as well as the recent sale of part of the company’s stake in in the Netherlands-based Stahl Group. The team is set to …

Colgate-Palmolive

Serving people in over 200 countries and territories, Colgate-Palmolive is a multinational consumer product company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, healthcare, and personal care products. Trusted by the business and senior management, the legal team of Colgate-Palmolive is responsible for a range of legal, regulatory and product-related issues and contracts globally, …

Coop

Coop is one of Switzerland’s largest retail and wholesale companies. Employing around 90,000 people, it operates 2,458 sales outlets and stores. The Coop Group can be broken down into two main areas of business, namely, retail and wholesale/production. In the retail sector, Coop operates exclusively in Switzerland, whereas in the wholesale and production business area, …

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