The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Zurich is CHF 101,831 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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Salary CHF 161 - CHF 163,406
Bonus CHF 0.00 - CHF 44,042
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CHF 176 - CHF 173,108
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Currency: CHF
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.

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Legal Counsel Tasks

  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

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Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%

Experience Affects Legal Counsel Salaries

▲39%

▲16%

National Average
CHF 110,000

▼15%

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 76%