Associate Legal Counsel


Department: Legal and Compliance
Reports to: General Counsel


To support and provide advice on all legal issues for a fast growing, medium sized, entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company, with the main focus on commercial agreements and management of the businesses’ IP portfolio.

The Associate Legal Counsel will report directly into the General Counsel, offering regular exposure to senior stakeholders within the business.


  • Providing high quality legal advice and support to all business areas of the Group
  • Negotiating, drafting and supporting on a broad range of matters that include the following:
  • Multi-national high value M&A transactions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Supply chain contracts
  • Licensing and distribution agreements
  • Managing and maintaining an extensive global IP portfolio which includes patents and trademarks
  • Supporting the business with planning, coordination, and the preparation for board meetings
  • Identifying legal and commercial risks within the business and offering high standard legal advice and guidance
  • Informing the external Counsel at all times whilst managing the business finances
  • Provide support to General Counsel, as required
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Requires extensive theoretical and practical knowledge across the legal function
  • Significantly influences strategy for the legal function and supporting the business
  • Resolves issues that impact 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


  • To deliver agreed objectives within an agreed timeframe
  • To maintain professional standards at all times
  • To be punctual, maintain dress standards, be polite and courteous to internal and external customers at all times
  • To act in an efficient and professional manner at all times
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality, as appropriate to the circumstances
  • Be approachable, helpful and flexible in attitude at all times