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Old 26.06.2020, 09:09
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Re: Job prospects for foreign qualified lawyers

A few thoughts, as I work closely with lawyers in my job in banking and not all of them speak German. I am not a lawyer though.

In the meantime, try and get a job with a Swiss bank in London, build a network and apply for a transfer.

Switzerland does lots of cross-border banking. The banks need to adhere to the regulations, so MiFID is just as relevant here as it is in the EU. Each cross-border market will have a market manager, who typically has a legal background, who is responsible for ensuring all cross-border regulations are adhered to. None of the market managers for the UK that I have known over the years speak German, but they were not necessarily British. There are also business risk roles, which I imagine would prize a legal background.

Speaking German will make you more attractive of course.