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Legal Counsel

Ref: 920617

  • €65,000 - €70,000
  • 15 Jan 2019
  • Dublin (South)
  • Perm

Our client, a leading Contract Research Organisation is seeking to recruit a highly motivated legal counsel to join its Legal Department.

The Role

The successful applicant will be part of a global legal team supporting the company’s global operations – both internally as a business partner, and externally with blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotech clients. The role will report to a Legal Director within the company and will suit a candidate interested in engaging on a broad portfolio of legal issues. The successful candidate will act as a trusted advisor for the company’s Functional Services business line, which provides large scale strategic resourcing solutions to our pharmaceutical clients. The successful candidate will take a lead role in the negotiation of large scale client contracts as well as providing legal support on other operational matters for this business. The role will also support the legal team on corporate projects and transactions, as well assisting in advising the company with regard to its property portfolio worldwide.

Role responsibilities include:

• Review, draft and negotiate a range of commercial contracts on the company’s behalf such as confidentiality agreements, service agreements and consultancy agreements. • Advise management and internal operations teams on all aspects of the company’s global strategic resourcing business. • Support the management of contract disputes and investigations which may arise from time to time. • Collaborate with the company’s Real Estate and Facilities Team to advise on global property matters. • Maintain and revise standard contract template library and process documents for contract negotiation. • Create and apply fall-back for the negotiation of contracts. • Advise non-legal staff on contract language and negotiations, as well as requests outside of established negotiation parameters.

Experience & Knowledge Requirements:

• Solicitor with 1 – 3 years’ PQE in either Employment Commercial contract or corporate transaction negotiation and drafting experience working in-house or for a top tier law firm preferred. • Experience in advising on employment and property law considerations will be an advantage but not essential. • Excellent attention to detail. • Large law firm or corporate plc or pharmaceutical/CRO/biotech industry experience is a plus. • Ability to manage a high volume of work and prioritise effectively. • Ambition to progress to management role within the company’s legal team over time. • Solutions focussed with strong work ethic. • Team player and relationship builder with excellent interpersonal, communication, diplomacy, organizational and time management skills. • Willingness to up skill in areas outside core competencies. For more information on this Legal Counsel job or other legal jobs, then please contact Michael Minogue (01) 6621000 or by email at