Legal Counsel

Romania · Full-time

About The Position

Medison is a global pharma company on a mission to help patients around the world get faster access to lifesaving, innovative, breakthrough therapies. We operate in 4 continents and over 24 countries and are growing fast. If you want to be part of our mission and help save patients by getting them the latest treatments, join us!

The Legal Counsel role is of critical importance in assisting Medison Group to strengthen and expand its commercial and operational infrastructure in the CEE 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. 

Other CEE locations may be considered

Responsibilities

  •  Serves as strategic business partner to Medison affiliates in the CEE region with commercial operations in 20 countries
  • 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 CEE
  • 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 CEE 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).

Requirements

  • 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 CEE 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/CEE
  • Experience across multiple CEE jurisdictions 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