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Legal Counsel, China

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0011448 Date posted 08/14/2019 Location: Shanghai, China

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Job Description


This is Legal Counsel role supports the Hemophilia and Rare Diseases business unit as well as the Plasma Derived Therapies business unit.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently with minimal oversight. The successful candidate must be well organized, multi-task oriented and be able to work under pressure and meet stated deadlines. The successful candidate must have the self-awareness and confidence to interact with internal clients and be comfortable in providing legal advice to stakeholders, including senior management. This position will focus exclusively on the two aforementioned business units by supporting and working with commercial stakeholders on associated legal matters, including review of all types of collaboration agreements with business partners, vendors, NGOs and government institutions.

Accountabilities / KPIs: 

  • Provide legal advice for daily operations of the specified BUs.
  • Draft, review and translate contracts and other legal documentation to ensure all relevant legislation is complied with. Identify and minimize potential contractual risks.
  • Develop or edit bilingual templates of contracts or other legal documents for daily business operations.
  • Provide legal support on business development projects as necessary.
  • Monitor legal developments and development of regulatory policies related to the BUs.
  • Coordinate effectively with other team members to identify specific needs and maintain consistency of legal standards to meet local business requirements with limited risk.
  • Review and improve legal-related procedures and/or policies periodically to ensure that procedures and/or policies are in line with the development of business operations, the guidelines of global policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assess and provide timely reporting to line manager on any matters which may pose risk or negatively impact the reputation of the Company or our products.

Required Skills:

  • University graduate or higher level of education, with a law degree background.
  • 5-7 years of working experience in-house, preferably in pharmaceutical industry or with respected law firm focused on life sciences or pharmaceutical industry clients.
  • Fluent oral and written English. Japanese language capability is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Must be skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong willingness to learn and passion to take on broad scope of legal matters.
  • Organized.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Has capability to work in a team environment.


Shanghai, China

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