Legal & Compliance Disrupted

A blend of strategic resourcing options

Legal & Compliance Workforce

A flexible Extension of your team

As a company

When it counts. 

Immediately choose a temporary talent selected from a pool of legal & compliance experts (280+ professionals). Simply ask for the required skill set and attitude to get the work done.

A temporary specialist can instantly staff high-level projects, resourcing gaps (e.g. parental leave or awaiting new hire) and workflow spikes (regulatory event, litigation, corporate restructuring or due diligence). In contrast to a secondee of a traditional law firm, a temporary specialist offers in-house orientation and produces bespoke deliverables. This further offers the advantage to be generally allocated to the variable cost rather than on the (fixed) FTE budget.

 

Indicative cost per day for a temporary specialist:

Paralegal | Reviewer
450 - 600
Junior
600 - 850
Mid
800 - 1'150
Senior
1'100 - 1'650

Note: all prices in CHF excl. VAT

As a Talent

Maintain autonomy. 

We provide you with challenging opportunities on your terms as an employee or independent contractor. Choose assignments or permanent positions which best suit your career path and personal development. Explore new areas and continue to accumulate valuable work experience while expanding your professional network.

Be passionate about your field of expertise and get in touch with us.

MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES

Consulting expertise for your project

As a company

Maintain control. 

Shift from a traditional employment model to liquid workforce and focus on the completion of deliverables.

We provide a single point of contact, enabling you to access the expertise you need from our network of legal & compliance specialists. It’s all highly pragmatic and cost-efficient (20-40% cost saving compared to big law) and tailored precisely to your requirements.

Our subject matter experts have a proven track record, which means they come into your business ready to pick up projects, work and team management. Our expertise is accessible by the hour, day or per predefined task.

As a Talent

Become part of a project.

We set the standard for delivering transformative legal & compliance solutions. You will work on industry-changing initiatives within our partner model and become part of our managed legal services offering. Flex Suisse leverages the employee satisfaction, creativity, innovation and greater productivity, that derive from a well-managed, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

Professional & Executive Search

Our talent is finding yours

As a company

Hire the best in the field. 

We will source candidates from our extensive network and with our professional experience, offering the right mix of a technology-enabled social media approach alongside traditional referrals and sourcing.

Our talent evaluation process ensures you only see exceptional candidates who are an ideal match for your organization. Accordingly, we offer an AI and psychometric and behavioral assessment, which recently became the topic of a Harvard case study.

As a Talent

Advance your career. 

We explore your individual needs and personal goals. Our experience and extensive network will provide you with strong support for your career success. Submit your candidate dossier to our team, and we will contact you immediately if a vacancy matches your profile.

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MANAGEMENT

Richard Ossen

Richard Ossen

MANAGING PARTNER

Richard co-founded Flex Suisse after a decade of experience working on talent solutions for legal and compliance departments of international companies (Fortune 500). With a strong belief in transparency and value-driven work, he wants to continue developing the workforce of the future.

Before Richard became an entrepreneur, he worked for PwC’s Flexible Legal Resources to innovate PwC’s legal and compliance service offering in the Swiss market. He joined PwC from Axiom, the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal, contracts and compliance solutions for international clients, where he headed the legal and compliance sourcing.

Richard holds a diploma in law (focus on corporate law) from the University of Cologne, a master’s degree (international project management) from ESCP Paris and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in cross-cultural business practice from the University of Fribourg.

Richard is fluent in German, English and French.

Reto Picenoni

MANAGING PARTNER

Reto is a Swiss bar qualified lawyer who co-founded Flex Suisse with his experience as in-house legal counsel and as attorney-at-law. Applying his knowledge from both worlds he wants to make an impact in terms of quality, efficiency and transparent collaboration between companies and talents.

Prior to Flex Suisse he held the position as Head of Solution Structuring for Credit Suisse where he continuously developed his network within the Swiss financial services sector. This managerial role allowed him to mentor legal and tax specialists while still applying his own legal knowledge on complex cases. Reto was also working at the Office of the General Counsel at KPMG.

Reto further holds a Master of Law from the University of Fribourg, an LL.M. from the University of Frankfurt am Main as well as a diploma in International Trust Management (STEP).

He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

Reto Picenoni
Kurt Sager

Kurt Sager

PARTNER

Kurt has many years of experience in the banking sector, in large universal banks as well as in private and retail banks as compliance officer, business analyst and project manager.

As a lawyer, he is not only familiar with the regulatory provisions, but also with the structural organization and the processes within banks.

Being with one of the Big Four, Kurt audited banks in AML and checked applications for new bank approvals.

As a member of various working groups (VSB, GwG, new criminal tax law) within the Swiss Bankers Association, he also actively shaped new compliance regulations.

Kurt is admitted to the bar by the Canton of Lucerne, has an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Compliance (DAS) from the University of Lucerne.

Kurt speaks fluent German and English.

Stephan Besold

PARTNER

Stephan is an experienced legal and compliance expert focusing on IT Law, Data Protection, Outsourcing, and Information Security. He spent over 15 years of his international (GER, USA, UK, and CH) career as an in-house counsel and Data Protection Officer at leading Software and IT Distribution companies and then specialized in the Financial Industry. 

Stephan develops strategies for data governance, data protection, and information security and supports clients in successfully implementing these strategies worldwide. 

In addition to his law degrees in Germany (LL.B. and LL.M.) and Switzerland (executive MBL-HSG St. Gallen), he is a certified expert in compliance (FIBAA), data protection (CIPP/E), and information security (CISM). 

He is a guest lecturer on data protection at the Europa-Institut of the University of Zurich for the CAS Financial Market Law.

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Mission

Over the past decade, large corporates have experienced an increase of volatile work environments, regulatory demands and fast-shifting political landscapes. To proactively approach these topics, companies are looking for innovative solutions with agile legal & compliance specialists. At the same time, today’s highly qualified talents are seeking more flexibility, variety and purpose at work. This liquid workforce serves modern society’s needs. The combination of our subject matter experts and technology is helping you to prevent and respond to a variety, of challenges our clients are facing nowadays. 

With several years of professional experience in the talent and legal world, we will take the next step with you. Our mission is to become a trusted partner of legal & compliance leaders by providing advanced technology-enabled solutions that empower innovation and efficiency, while living and breathing full transparency.

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Flex Suisse AG
Dufourstrasse 105
8008 Zürich
Switzerland

Flex Suisse AG
Werdenbergerweg 11
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein

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