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Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel, Corporate

Ort Cambridge, England, Vereinigtes Königreich Anzeigen-ID R-105258 Veröffentlichungsdatum 04/13/2021

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

A core function of the business, we are valued partners who are trusted to do the right thing. We believe it’s not just about getting the best solution, it’s also about doing it the right way – ethics, compliance and transparency are front and centre of everything we do.

You’re an intellectually curious lawyer with significant knowledge of commercial and corporate law. Are you ready to take on a senior, global legal remit with a world-leading biopharmaceutical company, working in a collaborative environment?  At AstraZeneca, we’re looking for a Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel, Corporate at our Global HQ in Cambridge, UK.

We’re a legal function that values flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to stretch and accept new challenges.  We focus on professional and personal development and place a premium on providing lawyers with broad exposure and the opportunity to counsel diverse stakeholders on legal risks.

As a member of the Corporate Legal group, you’ll be part of a team of transaction lawyers, focused on delivering the most important projects for our Business Development and Global Operations groups. Your work will include supporting critical M&A, licensing, JV, collaboration, supply chain, IT and commercial deals for AstraZeneca.  We’re looking for a talented, ambitious lawyer to help AstraZeneca become a world leader in oncology, respiratory & inflammation and cardiovascular, renal & metabolic diseases. Your specialist expertise will be key to achieving this ambition.

Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll provide legal advice across AstraZeneca’s global organization, working closely with senior leaders. Using your knowledge of commercial and corporate law you will provide drafting, negotiation and business counsel support to key transactions, driving projects to completion and helping to mitigate critical legal and business risks. Your work may involve overseas travel. The role will see you personally handling complex legal matters, interpreting and drafting contracts, and taking a global perspective. You’ll foster a culture of knowledge-sharing and collaborative working with your counterparts across the Legal function.

Essential requirements

  • Professional legal qualification

  • Substantial experience with corporate and commercial legal matters, including M&A and licensing transactions

  • Strong leadership capabilities

  • Solution and action orientated approach

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to manage complexity and cultivate innovation

  • Demonstrable accountability and integrity

  • Ability to act independently and drive projects to completion

Desirable requirements

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical or healthcare sector

  • Previous experience working in-house

  • Understanding of manufacturing and supply chains

  • Experience of working in a global legal environment

Internal candidates: we will consider both career level E and F.

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

Opening date - 13th April 2021

Closing date – 9th May 2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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