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Senior Counsel - France  

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Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

General Business Support
  • Participating in strategic decisions impacting the business/local affiliate
  • Drafting/reviewing commercial agreements
  • Advising on acceptability of promotional materials and activities and conducting risk assessment
  • Advising and training on competition law
  • Litigation support (civil/administrative/criminal)
  • Regulatory Affairs & Value and Access
  • Interpretation and advising on the law relating to medicinal products and devices
  • Advising on tender, pricing, reimbursement and market access related issues
  • Assisting on legal related interactions with the French pharmaceutical agency (ANSM)
  • Supporting external GXP inspections and internal audits
  • R&D/Medical Department Support

  • Advising on appropriate interactions with health care professionals and healthcare organisations
  • Advising the local grants and donations and sponsorship committees
  • Training on anti corruption/FCPA
  • Supporting local healthcare compliance investigations
  • Supporting Data Protection Officer on data privacy issues
  • Corporate Administration
  • Advice and assistance on various corporate administration matters
  • Administrative and supervisory matters
  • Manage external counsel and associated budgets
  • Manage lawyer in French affiliate

Required Attributes:
  • Fluent written and spoken French and English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong commercial orientation, leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Skillful negotiator/influencer and ability to constructively challenge and act as sparring partner.
  • Able to prioritise effectively, delegate and drive clear and timely outcomes
  • Proactive, “self-starter”, able to issue spot and analyse complex legal problems and present alternative/creative solutions to management.
  • Good judgment and maturity, able to assess and advise on legal risk and act as a partner to the business in order to enable it to achieve its commercial and strategic objectives.
  • Strategic thinker, able to utilize knowledge and experience to understand impact of emerging trends and implications for the company.
  • Self-aware person who can successfully manage client expectations and can work well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams.

Educational and Professional Requirements:  
  • Excellent academic credentials and law degree from recognized university.  
  • Qualification to practice law in France and admitted to the French Bar.

Experience Required:  
  • Minimum of 10 years’ post-qualification experience gained from a combination of practice at a major law firm advising on life sciences industry issues and working as an in-house counsel for a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.
  • Knowledge of ANSM and HAS (Transparency Committee) rules and procedures impacting the life sciences industry.