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Bratislava, BL, SK


Employment Legal Counsel 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the role
We are looking for an Employment Legal Counsel to provide employment law advice primarily on Slovak employment matters with some EMEA matters as well.

Key responsibilities include:
• Provide timely, high quality legal advice on employee matters and clearly articulating legal risks and opportunities;
• Advise HR, and other partners on all kind of employment law matters;
• Support HR in their compliance with local law, regulations and internal requirements, including the establishment and maintenance of efficient legal processes and relationships with local bodies and associations;
• Prepare presentations and legal analysis on employment / labour law topics;
• Drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of HR related agreements and legal documents.

About the team
As Employment Legal Counsel you will report to the Head Employment Advisory EMEA in Switzerland, and will be required to work closely with other Employment Legal Counsels in other countries as well as Legal & Compliance colleagues in Slovakia and abroad. You should be comfortable working in a decentralised organisational structure covering multiple jurisdictions, which will require significant organisational, teamwork and influencing skills to achieve success.
Would this position be interesting for you? Just check for what we are looking for.

About You
Your qualifications and experiences:
• You have a professional qualification to practice law / you are a qualified attorney in Slovakia;
• You worked for a minimum of 5 years in a law firm or as an in-house counsel;
• You have a very strong background in employment / labour law in Slovakia; some practice outside Slovakia would be a plus;
• You are competent and highly knowledgeable in drafting, reviewing and negotiating all kind of HR related documents;
• You are excellent in translating employment law requirements into business and implementing policies and processes to help business to mitigate meaningful legal risks;
• You are able to run multiple projects or cases in parallel, have strong project and process management skills and be able to prioritize and organize;

Your general skills and values:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to handle the needs and expectations of clients and other internal or external partners;
• Agile, flexible, open-minded, hands on and can-do approach even in complex situations with tight deadlines, conflicting pressures and ambiguous or changing circumstances;
• Analytical, pragmatic, solution-oriented;
• Self-starter, ability to work independently but are also a very reliable teammate; team spirit, collaboration;
• Accountable, take responsibility and ownership
• Fluent in Slovak and English; additional languages are a plus.

Is that you? Then we are looking very much forward to receiving your application and hopefully soon welcoming you to the team.


Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.

We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


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