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Legal Manager - Switzerland  

Novimmune (company)

Posted on : 20 March 2017

Project Description

Legal Manager
  • Our company  is a Swiss drug discovery and development company, focused on the creation of antibody-based drugs for the targeted treatment of inflammatory diseases, immune-related disorders, and cancer. 
  • The pipeline is a balance of preclinical and clinical compounds, specific for clinically validated and novel targets. 
  • Four of these compounds are currently in early clinical development with the anti-IFNg monoclonal antibody program, most advanced, at Phase 2/3, for the orphan drug indication Hemaphagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).
  • Reporting to the Corporate Secretary, Director, Administration & Legal Affairs, the successful candidate will help manage legal matters related to the Company s business, providing legal advice and support in numerous and varied activities.

Major responsibilities:

  • Negotiate, draft & review all agreements signed by the company, including: Confidential Disclosure Agreements/Consulting agreements/Material Transfer Agreements / Clinical Trial Agreements/QA Agreements/supplier agreements, etc. 
  • Assist the Legal Director in negotiations re. corporate agreements, product license agreements, etc. and liaise with external lawyers. 
  • Provide support in contract review activities 
  • Participate in the management of the Company s patent portfolio and liaise with the Company s external IP lawyer 
  • Handle any other legal or administration matter as requested by the Legal Director 

  • Assist in preparing relevant documentation and liaise with lawyers and notary to organize capital increases either in a Board meeting or a Shareholders  meetings  Coordinate content to be delivered to the Board and to the shareholders 
  • Participate in maintaining the share registers and monitor changes 
  • Maintain stock option agreements and process exercise of stock options 

Skills and Competencies:
  • A law degree from a European or US university 
  • A minimum of two years  experience in the legal department of an international corporation, ideally within a pharmaceutical company 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of contracts management 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, with multiple languages preferred, including French 
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Self-motivated and at ease in a complex and challenging environment 
  • Demonstrate proficiency at working alone and within a team 
  • Swiss resident or EU national 

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