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Senior Counsel, Legal-business Development & Corporate
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Senior Counsel, Legal-Business Development & Corporate Duties: Deliver high quality legal services to enable GCD, WWBD, VBD and Corporate functions to deliver their objectives. Manage own transactions (with appropriate supervision) and provide support on transactions led by other lawyers as required. Advise on, draft, and negotiate licensing, collaborations, commercial and corporate agreements and other business transactions. Support related due diligence for transactions. Provide legal support for ongoing alliance management matters. Be the principal point of contact to certain client groups including the Oncology R&D Experimental Medicine Unit. Anticipate and proactively support the prevention and management of legal risks facing the company arising under third-party transactions and alliances including actively advising client groups on transactional risks, such as intellectual property ownership, GSK compliance and other policy matters. Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders by providing well informed, and practical legal advice. Selecting, evaluating, and managing effective, timely and cost-efficient outside legal counsel services as needed. Provide training to clients and Legal colleagues. Support knowledge sharing and business process improvement activities and provide assistance to less experienced attorneys and paralegals, and contribute to their development. Engage with other GSK functions and stakeholders (centrally and locally) to ensure appropriate communication and consideration of relevant issues.

Qualifications: Qualified attorney in US; licensed to practice in at least one jurisdiction. Relevant in-house experience (4+ years) in a multinational pharmaceutical or healthcare business. Relevant experience (4+ years) with a business transactions or life sciences team of an international law firm. Experience of drafting and advising on complex R&D licensing and other business development transactions in the life sciences / healthcare sector. Experience of advising on, drafting and negotiating corporate or commercial business development transactions, such as acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, co-promotion and/or co-marketing agreements. Experience of complex commercial contracts and/or corporate transactions. Ability to engage proactively, influence and interact effectively with Legal colleagues, commercial clients, and senior management, demonstrating the GSK Values and Expectations and business-partner capabilities. Ability to work effectively within a matrix structure, collaborating with and supporting GSK Legal colleagues and across different business groups and international markets. A self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team and to manage numerous matters and competing priorities effectively. Willingness to undertake domestic and international travel as required. Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated through interactions with team, clients third-parties. Strong leadership/management skills. Strong legal skills combined with high integrity and sound commercial acumen. Strong understanding of contract law and intellectual property principles. Sound knowledge of competition laws and intellectual property concepts affecting business development, commercial and corporate transactions. Fluent in English with excellent communication skills.

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