Legal Counsel (5 to 10 PQE) - Life Sciences Company

Posted 18 December 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

About the Company:
Join a dynamic and high-growth life sciences company at the forefront of innovation and transformation. Our organization is dedicated to driving advancements in the industry, committed to delivering impactful solutions that positively influence the healthcare landscape.

Role Overview:
We are seeking a talented and experienced Legal Counsel with 5 to 10 years of Post Qualification Experience (PQE) to join our team. Reporting directly to the management team, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing legal counsel and guidance on a spectrum of legal matters, with a primary focus on commercial contracts and regulatory affairs within the life sciences sector.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a variety of commercial agreements with regional partners, including but not limited to licensing agreements, distribution agreements, strategic partnerships, and vendor contracts.
  • Offer expert advice and support on regulatory issues pertinent to the life sciences industry, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Identify legal risks and proactively implement strategies to mitigate these risks, providing solutions that align with business objectives while maintaining legal and ethical standards.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, sales, marketing, and compliance, to provide legal guidance and support on various projects and initiatives.
  • Handle and oversee legal disputes, collaborating with external counsel when necessary, to achieve timely and favourable resolutions.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Law (LL.B or equivalent). Called to the Bar.
  • 5 to 10 years of PQE in a reputable law firm or in-house legal department, preferably within the life sciences, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry.
  • Proven experience in negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory frameworks within the life sciences sector.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment while managing multiple priorities effectively.