Legal Advisor

Electro Medical Systems S.A.

Electro Medical Systems S.A.


Key information

  • Publication date:

    25 April 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Permanent position
  • Place of work:


EMS is the leading manufacturer of precision medical devices for dental prophylaxis, orthopaedics and urology. With over 950 qualified and specialised employees, we work on further improving our products and services every day - at our corporate headquarters in Nyon and around the world: Because, our goal is absolute perfection.

With this philosophy, we are continuing a more than 200-year-old tradition of the Swiss Vallée de Joux. This is where EMS was founded - as well as numerous other brands, which are known around the world for their precision down to the smallest detail.


As a Legal Advisor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring legal compliance, risk management, and strategic decision-making within our organization. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, provide legal guidance, and contribute to the success of our medical devices business.


Regulatory Compliance:

  • Interpret and apply relevant Swiss and international regulations related to medical devices.
  • Advise on quality assurance agreements.
  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations affecting the industry and assess their impact on the company's operations, providing guidance to relevant stakeholders.

Contract Negotiation and Drafting:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a broad variety of contracts, including contracts with suppliers, distributors, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure legal protection and favorable terms for the company.

Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Defense:

  • Protect and defend the company's IP rights on its portfolio, including patents, designs, and trademarks.
  • Collaborate with external counsels on IP matters.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Identify legal risks associated with product development, marketing, distribution, and new business initiatives.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risks and ensure compliance.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and training programs to ensure adherence to laws, regulations and industry best practices.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution:

  • Handle legal disputes, including product liability claims and contractual disputes.
  • Work closely with external legal partners and represent the company's interests.

Corporate Governance:

  • Assist in corporate governance matters, including board meetings, shareholder agreements, and compliance with company policies.


  • Legal Degree or equivalent qualification. Admission to Swiss or EU Bar is a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a legal advisor, preferably in the medical devices industry.
  • Strong knowledge of Swiss and EU medical devices regulations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Fluent in English, good command of French preferred, German is a plus
  • Curious, passionate about driving change, and a natural continuous learner
  • Dynamic, proactive, and self-motivated


  • Joining a Swiss medical company, offering the opportunity to contribute to its expansion and make a meaningful impact in the healthcare industry.
  • An exciting opportunity in a pleasant and international work environment
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement
  • Self-responsible and flexible working environment
  • An "I Feel Good"Â - corporate culture


  • Contract Type : Permanent
  • Location : Nyon, VD
  • Activity rate : 100%


  • Electro Medical Systems S.A.