Junior Legal Counsel

Duferco SA
Switzerland (CH)
29 Jul 2021
25 Sep 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

The DITH Group is a global leader in the trading and distribution of steel and raw materials used in the making of steel. The Group’s operational headquarters are in Lugano, Switzerland but we are a truly international business with approximately 50 offices in almost 30 countries.


To service this global business, we have a small but senior legal team based in Lugano. The award-winning team is very cohesive and extremely experienced, and we are now looking to add to it by the recruitment of a first Junior Legal Counsel.

The role will involve exposure to a wide variety of work handled by this busy legal team including drafting and advising on trading contracts, handling disputes and proceedings, preparing and negotiating standard corporate agreements, advising on bi-lateral and structured finance arrangements and a high level of involvement in the Group’s M&A and JV projects.



We are looking for a lawyer with up to two-year’s relevant experience in-house or in a respected law firm. The successful candidate will be qualified in a common law or mixed common/civil law jurisdiction with very good academic qualifications. English mother tongue is required and proficiency in one other European language, preferably Italian, would be a strong plus.

A real interest in commodity trading and desire to learn is a must as is a very high level of communication skills. We are looking for someone to fit into a team environment but also to be a self starter with a very strong work ethic and an ability to thrive in the high-paced and at times high pressure business environment of a trading company. We expect the highest level of integrity, ethics and business judgement to match the compliance-based culture of our organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to develop a career as part of a team which is fully integrated into the business and operates at the heart of the Group’s major projects with constant contact with the traders and business generators. The reporting lines will be primarily to the two senior counsels but there will be frequent exposure to the General Counsel and other senior management. This in one of the most attractive locations in Europe. Salary and conditions will be competitive and in line with the chosen candidate’s experience and ability.

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