Your role : As Senior Counsel you are member of the legal team supporting the Global Business Development & Alliance Management (GBD).
GBD includes Global Licensing & Business Development, Commercial & Regional Business Development as well as Alliance Management of the Healthcare Sector.
You will be member of a team of specialized experts supporting projects of significant strategic relevance and impact in the Healthcare Legal department.
You will, in particular, draft and negotiate term sheets and agreements for your clients, such as license, co-promotion, distribution and collaboration agreements;
provide interpretation of and advice on existing business development contracts; conduct legal negotiations when contracts are renegotiated or amended or when disputes arise;
conduct legal due diligence on transactions; provide legal and strategic business advice to your clients; proactively identify, prevent and manage legal risks;
manage outside counsel, support Merck’s compliance initiatives; and represent the Legal Department on inter-departmental special project teams sponsored by senior leadership.
Who you are :
You have a law degree with extensive professional experience (minimum of 8 years)
You have worked at a large law firm or a multinational corporation; experience in pharmaceutical / healthcare sector is preferred, with particular expertise in IP / licensing transactions
You possess strong negotiations skills and experience in transaction management
You are a team player but take ownership of your projects and are able to work independently
You are highly committed to your projects and feel comfortable working simultaneously on multiple priorities
You are fluent in English, German is a plus