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Senior Legal Counsel – Pharmaceutical in London at Elevate

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Elevate is recruiting for a Senior Legal Counsel with at least 7 years PQE to work for a leading Pharmaceutical organisation in London on a 3-6 month contract. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a market leader in an innovative and supportive environment.

Key duties:

  • Reviewing, drafting and amending commercial contracts and negotiating acceptable alternatives.
  • Responsible for distribution agreements, supplier contracts and reviewing promotional material.
  • Reviewing advertising materials and activities.
  • Managing regulatory issues.
  • Involved with small Corporate transactions.
  • Managing and advising on ad hoc legal queries from across the business.
  • Working closely with Sales and Marketing, finance and compliance.
  • Updating or drafting templates, negotiation playbooks, and other contract infrastructure tools.
  • Managing client projects to improve contracting efficiency, cost effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • A minimum of 7 years PQE providing transactional support for business clients, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Ability to negotiate and draft contracts with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Can act independently, and use good judgment, but also not afraid to ask questions.
  • Excellent written skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.


  • Qualified Solicitor in England & Wales or Commonwealth.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.