legal secretary

General Electric
Chalfont St Giles
09 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
There is no other life sciences company quite like GE Healthcare Life Sciences. A $5 billion business with more than 11,000 individuals in over 100 countries, we are at work enabling a new era in medicine. For more than 60 years, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has globally supported the development and use of new therapies, helping accelerate the journey from biological understanding to clinical therapy. GE Healthcare Life Sciences works with cutting edge technology enabling and advancing the discovery, diagnosis and medical treatments of the present and the future. We are accelerating biology to cell therapy in ways no other company can.

Legal Counsel is responsible for the day-to-day activity of structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ key strategic and corporate account customers. The Legal Counsel is also responsible for maintaining product and corporate policies and procedures, and ensuring consistent application of these throughout the business, through robust partnering with the business.

The Legal Counsel will also be required to provide legal advice and counsel to the GEHC Life Sciences business on a variety of other legal matters and transactions, including distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, R&D collaborations, sourcing agreements, marketing/communications materials, product documentation, corporate transactions (e.g. M&A), compliance with healthcare antifraud & abuse laws, the UK Bribery Act and corporate governance matters. The Legal Counsel reports directly to a Senior Counsel within the Life Sciences Transactional Legal team. The role will be based in Greater London (Amersham).

Qualified solicitor (or equivalent) with active bar membership
Business law experience in law firm or corporate legal department, including but not limited to drafting, negotiating and closing complex business transactions (i.e. purchase, sale and distribution agreements)
Previous experience drafting and negotiating complex business transactions, including licensing deals
Previous experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in an extremely fast-paced environment

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