Senior Counsel, Global Pharmaceutical Company, 5+

Graff Search
London (West), London (Greater)
21 Dec 2018
18 Jan 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time

About Us

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company which truly takes the lives and conditions of the people it is seeking to treat extremely seriously. The company dedicates significant research and development into both rare and chronic diseases which effect people on a daily basis, bring relief and healing to patients around the globe.

In addition to improving the lives of its patients in the core areas where it has expertise, the company is committed to innovation and continually seeks to push the boundaries, pouring significant investment into new areas, developing both new drugs and medical devices.

The Opportunity

To allow the company to do what is needs to do, it needs excellent legal support. With a new focus on its European business from its headquarters in West London, a new role now exists for a Senior Counsel. In this role, you will take responsibility for a wide range of commercial agreements as well advising on compliance and regulatory matters, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance. Licensing, sales agreements and distribution agreements and tenders on both a European and global basis will all form part of your remit. In addition, you will play a key role in support the UK business on company law matters, including managing board meetings and providing support to corporate decisions and actions (an excellent opportunity to gain key experience usually required for General Counsel positions.

About You 

A strong corporate/commercial contracts background in the pharmaceutical sector is key. You may already be an in-house lawyer in a pharmaceutical or life sciences business looking to take a step up, or you might be a corporate/commercial lawyer in private practice who acts for life sciences companies. A global mindset and the ability to develop relationships across a global business is key. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability and the ability to work in a varied in-house role. Strong communication skills are also essential. This is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills and a General Counsel skill-set with a long-standing pharmaceutical company in a new era for the business in a number two position in the UK legal team.

Please Apply Now or further information, please contact Maneesha Howard at Graff Search on 020 8305 2837/


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