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International IP Counsel to EF in Lucerne, Switzerland


EF Education First is the world’s largest privately held international education company. We focus on language, academics, and cultural experiences and our mission is simple: opening the world through education.

EF has fourteen business units and is associated with several non-for-profit organizations. We are present in more than 100 countries and employ over 46,000 staff, faculty and teachers.  

The EF Group is an entrepreneurial non-hierarchical business with tremendous growth prospects and is characterized by its dynamic, well-educated and international employees.  

We are looking for an ambitious Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel for a high-end, international position based in Lucerne, Switzerland.


You will be responsible for EF´s worldwide intellectual property portfolio containing thousands of trademarks, domain names, patents and copyrights as well as unregistered rights. When advising the different products within EF on the wide verity of IP issues, you will use your own deep knowledge as well as work closely with external counsels specialised in different fields of IP law and jurisdictions.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to join a truly global organization with good prospects for both personal and professional development. 

Profile and Qualifications

We are looking for a highly adaptable, commercially minded lawyer with a strong drive, high integrity, excellent communication skills and an ambition to evolve with the role as the business continue to grow. Our environment is strongly driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and you thrive on challenges in a fast-paced work place.

You have a law degree with strong academic record and approximately 7 years of relevant experience from working with IP issues either in-house or as an advisor. Fluent in spoken and written Swedish is a requirement as well as excellent skills in spoken and written legal English.

Application and Enquiries

We are working with Sharp Recruitment on this project. Please feel free to contact Peter Ekström on +46 70 813 51 85 or, for questions regarding EF and/or the position.

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All applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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