Career opportunities

The key to our firm’s success lies in our people. We are proud to have built an incredibly international, multilingual, culturally diverse and highly stimulating environment. We are strong advocates of diversity and gender equality and actively look to support our employees in helping them to achieve the right work-life balance. We are staunch believers in ongoing training and as such significantly invest and support our lawyers in the development of their practice at the firm.

As a constantly growing firm, we are always interested in hearing from talented and motivated candidates who feel they would thrive at our firm. We welcome applications from qualified lawyers, trainees (Swiss law and international law), professional support and administrative staff. #acareeratlalive #lifeatlalive

Life at lalive

Current opportunities

Join our growing, talented team

PartnerassistentIn / Paralegal Arbitration / (60-100%)

Für unser Büro in Zürich suchen wir per Juli 2020 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n erfahrene/n, motivierte/n und engagierte/n PartnerassistentIn / Paralegal Arbitration / (60-100%).

Sie interessieren sich für spannende Fälle, lieben die Abwechslung und arbeiten gerne in einem talentierten und dynamischen Team? Sie bewahren auch in hektischen Situationen die Ruhe und den Überblick? Sie schätzen den Umgang mit Klienten, Gerichten und Behörden? Sie arbeiten gerne kollaborativ und sehen sich als wichtigen Teil des Teams? Dann sind Sie hier an der richtigen Adresse.

Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören:
• Selbstständige Erledigung aller administrativen Arbeiten für einen Partner und sein Anwaltsteam
• Führen der Klientendossiers mit entsprechender Ablage und Rechnungsstellung
• Klientenbetreuung und Umgang mit Gerichten und Behörden
• Verfassen von Korrespondenz und Rechtsschriften
• Dokumenten- und Beilagenmanagement, inkl. Erstellen von Präsentationen und Übersichten
• Planung von Terminen, Reisen und Sitzungen

Es erwartet Sie ein internationales und kollegiales Umfeld in modernen Büroräumlichkeiten.

Was Sie mitbringen:
• Kaufmännische oder gleichwertige Ausbildung
• Berufserfahrung als AnwaltsassistentIn u.a. im Bereich Arbitration
• Stilsichere Deutsch- und ausgezeichnete Englischkenntnisse
• Exzellente IT-Kenntnisse der Office Anwendungen
• Zuverlässigkeit, exakte und gewissenhafte Arbeitsweise, Belastbarkeit
• Organisationstalent

Fühlen Sie sich angesprochen? Dann senden Sie bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen mit Foto an Frau Rita Marti, Deputy HR Manager, per E-Mail (recruitment@lalive.law).

Es werden nur Direktbewerbungen berücksichtigt.

 

Marketing Assistant 100% - Geneva or London

We are looking for bright and motivated candidates, with a passion for marketing, excellent drafting skills, attention to detail, and a real desire to be part of a dynamic international environment. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Business Development and working as part of a team, the Marketing Assistant will provide support and assistance in the marketing, business development and communication activities of a law firm comprised of over 100 lawyers. The role will be based in Geneva or London.

Responsibilities include:

• Assisting in the preparation of bids and answers to RFPs, including playing a significant role in drafting, reviewing and editing such documents in English;
• Assisting in the submission process for legal directories and awards, including drafting submissions, coordinating interviews and monitoring and reporting on progress;
• Assisting in creating content and drafting news for internal and external dissemination, including on the firm’s website and social media channels;
• Collecting information for as well as drafting and editing other marketing materials, particularly in InDesign (flyers, brochures, adverts, client presentations);
• Conducting research to support business development activities;
• Creating and managing databases;
• Providing administrative and other assistance to the team as required.

Your profile:

• University educated, preferably with a recognised qualification in marketing or law;
• 1 to 3 years of experience in marketing and communication, with ideally at least 1 year having been spent in a private law firm; knowledge and experience of disputes resolution practices would be an asset;
• Excellent written and oral English imperative (native speaker or equivalent level required); other language skills, especially French, German and/or Spanish, would be an asset;
• Excellent drafting skills imperative, with a strong proven experience in drafting bids, RFPs, submissions and other business development documents;
• Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, InDesign, Photoshop and Wordpress;
• Proven ability to work in a team as well as autonomously, with strong communication skills;
• Rigorous organisational skills and a keen eye for detail;
• Talented, proactive, and motivated to learn and develop.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic international team, please send your application documents (CV and cover letter, specifying which office you wish to be considered for) to Nicole Lambert, HR Officer (recruitment@lalive.law). Only direct applications considered.

 

MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - GENEVA

We are looking for a marketing and business development manager, to be based in Geneva. The role will entail some responsibility for the firm’s marketing and business development department and a direct reporting line to the firm’s management.

Key responsibilities include:

• Assisting lawyers in bids preparation and answers to RFPs
• Monitoring and updating the firm’s corporate materials (including the website and brochures)
• Managing the full submission process with legal directories and awards, including drafting submissions, coordinating interviews, monitoring progress and success planning and coordinating the firm’s sponsorship and advertising engagements in key fora
• Creating content for and drafting news for internal and external dissemination, including on the firm’s website and social media channels
• Supporting and advising lawyers in their business development, in line with the firm’s overall business development and marketing strategy
• Supporting specific practice sub-groups partners in targeting clients and organising corporate visits
• Developing and implementing marketing campaigns across offices
• Managing and coordinating relationships with the firm’s external PR consultants
• Managing budgets for business development, marketing and communications activities
• Supporting the development of internal initiatives, including pro bono and diversity

Your profile:

• Law degree
• Native English speaker with reasonable level of French and/or German
• At least 3 years’ management experience in a similar role in a law firm. Experience in marketing dispute resolution would be highly valued
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Creative, results driven individual, who thrives in a fast-paced international environment
• Ability to build strong working relationships with partners, lawyers and staff
• Team player, with good leadership and project management skills, including ability to work well under pressure
• Competent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, experience in Adobe, InDesign
• Excellent presence and hands on attitude
• Autonomous, rigorous and outstanding attention to detail

If you are interested in joining us, please send your application documents (CV and cover letter) to Laura Juillet, HR Manager (recruitment@lalive.law). Only direct applications will be considered.

 

Rechtsanwältin/Rechtsanwalt im Bereich LITIGATION - ZÜRICH

Zur Erweiterung und Verstärkung unseres Teams in Zürich suchen wir eine(n) erfahrene(n) Rechtsanwältin/Rechtsanwalt im Bereich Litigation/(Zivil-)Verfahrensrecht sowie Wirtschaftsstrafrecht.

Für diese Stelle im dynamischen Umfeld unserer weltweit tätigen Kanzlei erwarten wir von Ihnen überdurchschnittliche Qualifikationen, ein breites Fachwissen sowie mehrere Jahre Arbeitserfahrung als Rechtsanwältin/Rechtsanwalt im Bereich Litigation. Zusatzqualifikationen wie ein LL.M. oder Doktorat sind willkommen. Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sind unerlässlich, Französischkenntnisse und weitere Fremdsprachen ein Vorteil.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine anspruchsvolle und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit in einem internationalen Umfeld. Sie geniessen grosse Selbständigkeit mit direktem Klientenkontakt in einer Kanzlei mit flacher Hierarchie.

Wir freuen uns, Sie kennen zu lernen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbungen per E-Mail an Frau Laura Juillet – HR Manager: recruitment@lalive.law.

 

ASSOCIATE – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION GROUP
GENEVA, ZURICH OR LONDON

We are currently looking for a highly committed mid-level to senior associate to join our arbitration team, based in any of our three offices.

This role requires technical excellence, a proven capacity to manage cases, rigour, motivation and a strong ability to work independently in a multi-jurisdictional environment.

What we look for:

• At least 4-5 years’ post-qualified experience in international arbitration;
• Excellent academic credentials, ideally having qualified within a common law jurisdiction;
• Strong research, analytical and drafting skills;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Structured, precise and organised;
• Native or near-native English speaker; other language skills, especially Arabic, would be an asset;
• Local work permit required.

What we offer:

• A stimulating international environment with a team of experienced arbitration lawyers;
• Highly interesting work on cross-border mandates, including high profile and high-value commercial and investment arbitration cases in a variety of industries;
• Ample development support, including generous individual training and development budget;
• Genuine opportunity to become involved in professional associations and build a profile;
• Competitive salary.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic international team, please send your application documents (CV and cover letter) to Laura Juillet, HR Manager (recruitment@lalive.law). Only direct applications considered.

 

SENIOR ASSOCIATE – LITIGATION/WHITE COLLAR CRIME – ZURICH

LALIVE ist eine führende, international tätige und unabhängige Anwaltskanzlei in den Bereichen Streitbeilegung und Compliance (Arbitration, Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Compliance, Private Clients). Von unseren Standorten in Zürich, Genf und London aus beraten wir Unternehmen und Privatpersonen in komplexen, vorwiegend internationalen Sachverhalten.

Zur Erweiterung unseres Litigations- und White Collar Crime-Teams in Zürich suchen wir für die Beratung und Verfahrensführung vor staatlichen Gerichten und Behörden eine(n) erfahrene(n) Rechtsanwältin/Rechtsanwalt.

Wir erwarten von Ihnen überdurchschnittliche Qualifikationen, Teamfähigkeit sowie mehrere Jahre Jahre Arbeitserfahrung als Rechtsanwältin/Rechtsanwalt im Bereich Litigation und/oder White Collar Crime. Zusatzqualifikationen wie ein LL.M. oder Doktorat sind willkommen, aber keine Voraussetzung. Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sind unerlässlich.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine anspruchsvolle und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit in einem modernen, kollegialen und internationalen Umfeld mit flacher Hierarchie. Aufstiegschancen sind in unserer stetig organisch wachsenden Kanzlei eine Selbstverständlichkeit. Sie geniessen von Beginn an grosses Vertrauen, Selbstständigkeit und direkten Klientenkontakt.

Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung per E-Mail an Frau Laura Juillet – HR Manager: recruitment@lalive.law.

 

Swiss-qualified International Arbitration Associate - Geneva or Zurich

We are currently looking for a highly committed Swiss-qualified associate to join our arbitration team, based in our Geneva or our Zurich office.

This role requires technical excellence, rigour, motivation and a strong ability to work independently in a multi-jurisdictional environment.

What we look for:
• Trained and qualified in Switzerland;
• Excellent academic credentials;
• At least two years of prior experience in international arbitration;
• Strong research, analytical and drafting skills;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Structured, precise and organised;
• Strong written and oral English imperative; Russian or Arabic language skills would be an asset;
• Swiss work permit required.

What we offer:
• A stimulating international environment with a team of experienced arbitration lawyers;
• Highly interesting work on cross-border mandates, including high profile and high-value commercial and investment arbitration cases in a variety of industries;
• Ample development support, including generous individual training and development budget;
• Genuine opportunity to become involved in professional associations and build a profile;
• Competitive salary.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic international team, please send your application documents (CV and cover letter) to Laura Juillet, HR Manager (recruitment@lalive.law). Only direct applications considered.

 

Swiss legal trainees

We offer 18-month traineeships in Geneva and 12-month traineeships in Zurich in preparation of the Swiss bar exam. Our trainees work in the litigation practice group, with different teams of lawyers, allowing them to gain professional experience in an international law firm focusing on dispute resolution.

We welcome candidates who have graduated from university with excellent grades, wishing to gain practical experience in a challenging, high powered environment. Command of the respective Swiss national language is a must, as is a very good working knowledge of English.

Recruitment for positions in our Geneva and Zurich offices are on a rolling basis and we are currently welcoming all applications.

If you are interested in applying to LALIVE’s traineeship program, please email your cover letter, CV, university certificates and grades through our website or by email to recruitment@lalive.law. Please specify when you will be completing the Ecole d’avocature (for Geneva) or your master studies (for Zurich).

 

International trainees

We offer 6-month internships in our International Arbitration Practice Group in Geneva.

We welcome applications from candidates demonstrating a keen interest in international arbitration, whether through academic studies or practical experience, as well as excellence.

Our positions are filled on a rolling basis, with the next available position starting in February 2021. Unfortunately we are only able to consider applications from candidates with a Swiss or EU passport, or from countries which have a bilateral agreement with Switzerland with respect to work permits - more information in the following link : www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/arbeit/berufspraktikum.html

If you are interested in applying to LALIVE’s international traineeship program, please submit your cover letter and CV as well as copies of any diplomas and other qualifications through our website or by email to recruitment@lalive.law specifying in your application when you would be available to start an internship.

 

Please note that no trainee positions are currently available in our London office