Legal Job opening : Legal Counsel at AstraZeneca

About Company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines.

Handling legal issues as directed by Head-Legal such as :

  • Drafting, Review, Negotiation and Finalization of business and commercial agreements/contracts/documents
  • Managing and providing legal advice on IP litigations filed by or against the Company
  • Managing and providing legal advice in connection with non-IP litigation/disputes (product liability, HR, Trade Association, parallel trade, counterfeiting, commercial matters) initiated by or against AZ; and (ii) any significant internal investigations and all external investigations, including “dawn-raids” (e.g. Competition, Regulatory, Privacy or Tax Authorities) as well as assisting the business in developing / implementing appropriate SOPs to effectively manage such investigations.
  • Working with external counsel on specific assigned cases for which jobholder has full responsibility, stringent management of external counsel’s fees on such matters.
  • Continuous Training to internal Stakeholders on relevant legal and compliance matters


  • In-depth familiarity with legislations and regulations applicable to a pharmaceutical company especially in areas of Corporate, Commercial, competition and Intellectual Property law
  • Assist in the ongoing litigation involving the company and pro-actively manage external counsel in this connection
  • Independently draft, vet or review agreements particularly in areas of Commercial and Operations
  • Adequate knowledge to ensure a system of effective document management for the legal department.
  • Liaise with external counsel as needed for legal matters pertaining to the company, demonstrating good matter management and careful cost control
  • Proactively analyse case law developments and changes in legal regulations and highlight their impact on the Company
  • Play an active role in day to day activities of the legal function, including development and implementation of local legal systems, processes and trainings.
  • Assist the Head – Legal in other legal matters and such other assignments and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

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