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Senior Legal Counsel, UK & Ireland

Maidenhead, United Kingdom Req ID 2206240 Category Legal Division AbbVie

Senior Legal Counsel, UK & Ireland

  • Based in the Maidenhead office with a 3-day office /2-day flex hybrid working model.
  • Reporting to the Legal Director, UK & Ireland
  • Highly competitive salary, LTI’s, Car Allowance, Great working environment, bonus and comprehensive benefits package.


The role:

Working closely with the Legal Director, duties will include the analysis and provision of legal advice focused on business-oriented solutions on a wide range of matters.  Such matters include legal market access issues, the negotiation and preparation of an extensive range of agreements including supply, manufacturing, distribution/co-promotion agreements, marketing and sales agreements, competition law advice, procurement law, pharmaceutical law and compliance, data protection, clinical trials regulation and general risk management.  


Highlighted responsibilities:

  • Identify complex legal issues related to assigned matter; propose alternative solutions.
  • Resolve routine and moderately complex legal matters in practice area with minimal supervision.
  • Resolve complex legal issues (particularly in cross-functional or cross border projects) with supervision.
  • Be expected to gain a solid knowledge of AbbVie’s businesses and knowledge of the broader business impact of decisions made (for example, be a member of a brand team); be expected to keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas and represent AbbVie externally to suppliers.
  • Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise.
  • Develop tools and processes to effectively manage legal work and requests for legal work.
  • Train the business on key legal developments and areas and develop practical checklists and working tools for the business to facilitate their work.
  • With the Legal Director, the extent that complex problems or specific technical expertise is required, select and direct the work of outside counsel, including define project objectives and budget.

Qualifications & experience:

  • Previous experience of the pharmaceutical industry is required. In house experience is not essential in the case of the right candidate.
  • Understanding and experience in the following areas is desirable:
    • Commercial & contract law (with national and cross-border contracts)
    • Public Procurement & Tenders
    • National and EU competition law
    • Pharmaceutical Advertising law
    • Compliance – ABPI Code regulation 
    • Pharmaceutical Regulatory law
    • General understanding/experience in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright)
    • Litigation practice and procedure
    • Product Liability law
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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