Head of Legal CEE

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. Malta
Posting date: 24 Jun 2019

An exciting vacancy has arisen at a leading pharmaceutical company as a Head of Legal CEE. The organization is a privately-owned pharmaceutical establishment that develops, manufactures, and sells generic, brand, over-the-counter brands, and biosimilar products around the world. With operations in over 35 countries, this is a thrilling opportunity to work with a company that shows true passion for making high quality medicines more accessible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage all legal matters in the Region; Support the day-to-day legal requirements of the Regional CEO, Regional Finance Director and Regional HR Directors, and local/country managers
  • Manage external counsel in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • On a consistent basis, keep the General Counsel apprised of all significant matters and developments and consult as appropriate
  • Understand and implement the company's relevant internal governance and reporting requirements
  • Participate as a member of the Regional Management and Leadership teams
  • When appropriate, refer matters to, and work in collaboration with other members of the Law Department
  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on commercial agreements, including master service agreements, supply agreements, subcontractor agreements, joint venture/teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements, as well as advise on risk-related issues in connection with contracts
  • Advise on employment/labor law issues
  • Advise in relation to commercial disputes and manage any litigation within the region
  • Advise ERM's consultants and managers on compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding environmental protection, privacy, freedom of information, corporate law, competition and restrictive trade practices, ethics and business conduct
  • Administer the corporate registers and records for the group companies in the region and ensure compliance with applicable companies/corporation laws
  • From time to time, assist the General Counsel with corporate transactions, new company or office/branch startups, small acquisitions or divestitures, and shareholder/equity offerings
  • Provide practical training to relevant employees on legal and risk management topics
  • Travel Requirements: Frequent (up to 33% of time).

Skills and Requirements:

  • Preferably Master's degree in Law
  • At least 5 years legal experience ideally in a leading organization, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting;
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel;
  • Proven track record of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.