Junior Legal Counsel

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JOB PURPOSE:

To support and provide advice on a range of legal issues affecting a fast growing, medium sized, entrepreneurial pharmaceutical business, with the main focus on commercial agreements.

The Junior Legal Counsel will report directly into the Head of Commercial Legal and will also work directly with the General Counsel. The role will involve providing first line support to internal teams from across the Atnahs group of companies with regular exposure to senior stakeholders within the business.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Negotiating, drafting and supporting on a broad range of commercial contracts, including the following
    • Distribution, logistics and licensing agreements
    • General service agreements
    • Regulatory agreements
    • Supply Chain agreements
    • Amendments to existing legal contacts
  • Drafting and advising internal stakeholders on the content of confidentiality agreements and granting powers of attorney to external agents
  • Supporting on high value multi-national M&A transactions
  • Supporting with the management of an extensive global trademark portfolio
  • Providing legal advice and guidance to the wider business on ad hoc legal issues and business projects, on a supervised basis
  • Assist with the maintenance of a centralised legal contracts database
  • Provide support to other team members, as required
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Requires theoretical and practical knowledge across the legal function
  • Supports in provision of risk-based legal advice to the business
  • Supports on the resolution of issues impacting the direction of the business
  • Performs legal review and analysis to ensure contracts are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Adds strategic value and collaborates with others to meet the business goals and objectives
  • Reviews and monitors relevant case law, legal updates and trade sanction regulations

 

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