Associate General Counsel, In House - Corporate Commercial Lawyer -  10+ pqe - London 

Recruiter
Wellcome
Location
London
Posted
29 Oct 2018
Closes
23 Nov 2018
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level

WELLCOME – Associate General Counsel
In House - Corporate Commercial Lawyer -  10+ pqe - London 

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. It is a global charitable foundation both politically and financially independent and supports scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

A wonderful opportunity has arisen at Wellcome for an Associate General Counsel to act in a leadership role within the Wellcome legal team, including acting as lead Legal Business Partner to Wellcome’s Innovations team, which is focussed on supporting translational research to turn early-stage ideas into deliverable health products.

 Responsibilities:

  • Act as one of Wellcome’s senior internal advisers for its charitable areas, including in relation to commercial funding and programme-related investments;
  • Be responsible for high quality, strategic and innovative legal support to meet the Innovation team’s needs; 
  • To support commercial evaluation of  transactions, review and negotiate legal documents and assist with project management and governance; 
  • Collaborate with the internal teams including tax, finance, operations and risk;
  • Co-ordinate with external advisers including government and regulatory groups.

Requirements:

  • Excellent academic history with training at a top law firm, UK qualified solicitor or barrister;
  • At least 10 years corporate commercial pqe including some in-house experience ideally;
  • Understanding of research and early stage development in the life sciences sector;
  • Extensive experience of drafting and negotiating a broad range of corporate and commercial agreements and applying legal expertise to a range of business and legal problems; and
  • Experience of managing a team.

For more information please contact our exclusively retained consultant Karen Glass at Marsden Group at Karen.glass@marsdengroup.com or call 0203 078 6990. Any third party or direct applications made to Wellcome will be forwarded to Karen for consideration.

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