Legal Counsel EPM
About The Position
Medison stands as a distinctive global pharmaceutical company, driven by an unwavering purpose: to deliver groundbreaking therapies to patients suffering from rare and severe diseases across international markets. We believe that all patients, wherever they are in the world, have the right to get access to the best available novel treatments, and we are here to make this happen. As we continue our global expansion, we seek individuals who share our passion and principles, are eager to build and make a difference.
We are patient-centric, innovative, agile, and always ahead.
The Legal Counsel role is of critical importance in assisting Medison Group to strengthen and expand its commercial and operational infrastructure in the European Partners Markets (“EPM”) region, seeking to accelerate access to therapies for rare and life threating diseases.
The Legal Counsel brings a broad-based knowledge of laws and regulations governing the biopharmaceutical companies, particularly in the area of rare diseases and highly innovative therapies, and gained in either biopharmaceutical company(ies) or in a leading life science law firm.
The role reports to Legal Director EPM and will be based in one of the EPM offices, with options available in Warsaw (Poland), Zagreb (Croatia), Ljubljana (Slovenia) or Prague (Czech Republic).
The Legal Counsel:
- Serves as strategic business partner to designated Medison affiliates in the EPM region;
- Provides high quality advice and timely guidance in all areas of the affiliates business including corporate, supply chain, market access, commercial, medical affairs, antitrust matters, general compliance and data privacy issues
- Advises on various product launches and in-market execution on all fronts, partnering with local affiliates and cross functionally, ensuring alignment with local, regional and partners` strategies and goals
- Advises on all aspects related to interaction and engagements with healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations and patient organizations;
- Drafts, reviews, negotiates and supports implementation of a wide range of agreements in all areas of operations in EPM
- Advises on various other general business-related matters and works cross functionally to secure strategic and timely legal advice, enabling Medison to develop and optimize its business in a fully compliant and efficient manner
- Partners with Compliance team to ensure that Medison`s Compliance programs reflect the applicable laws and regulations, as well as industry, and to support education activities associated with Medison`s compliance program in the EPM region
- Plays a key role identifying and executing legal priorities, actively leading or contributing to cross regional legal projects (e.g. create working methodology and procedures, elevate knowledge of applicable laws and regulations within the organization, optimize governance).
Required Education and Experience:
- Law degree from a recognized university and qualification to practice law in one of the preferred locations published for this role
- Full professional fluency in English, any additional EPM language is a plus
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the life science industry acquired either at a law firm or in-house at a pharmaceutical / biotech company
- Strong knowledge of healthcare compliance and the applicable legal and regulatory framework within the EU
- Experience across multiple jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe is preferred.
- Strong sense of ownership and accountability;
- Enthusiastic and equally pragmatic in identifying priorities and balancing the needs of a fast-growing organization
- Solid interpersonal skills and highly collaborative, with the ability to interact constructively with different stakeholders and to communicate complex legal issues and concepts in a pragmatic manner
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with a well-structured working style and working independently without administrative support;
- High integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct