Legal Counsel (2-4 PQE), VC Backed Heathcare Startup

Posted 06 September 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • New created headcount
  • Fast growing company
  • Highly visible role

Our client, a VC backed healthcare related startup is looking to fill a newly created legal counsel role.

Reporting into the senior leadership team, you will be advising on a broad range of legal, compliance and regulatory matters including but not limited to commercial contracts, general corporate commercial advisory, dispute/litigation management, compliance (anti-bribery/FCPA), regulatory engagements. Prior in-house legal experience in a regulated environment (pharmaceutical, medical devices, chemicals; etc) will be well regarded.  

You are LLB qualified and called to a commonwealth Bar (min 2 PQE). Candidates with experience in Corporate Practice in law firms would be well regarded (straight from practice welcomed to apply).

Being able to work in a high growth and startup environment will be essential.


Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Support the team in other general corporate commercial matters
  • Advise stakeholders on possible legal risk and provide mitigation strategies
  • Ensure compliance to company’s policies and regulatory requirements
  • Assist on corporate secretarial matters to ensure all regulatory requirements are satisfied
  • Assist in the drafting of policies, guidelines, legal templates, and other documents to ensure best practices
  • Advise on compliance related matters (anti-bribery, FCPA; etc)

Key Requirements

  • LLB/LLM qualified
  • Min 2 PQE
  • In-house and law firm experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can operate independently and in a fast-paced environment

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