Associate Director, Legal Affairs, EMEA - Permanent 100% (m/f)

18.02. | Employee | 100%

For one of our client, we are looking for an Associate Director, Legal Affairs EMEA with minimum 10 years of relevant experience.

Associate Director, Legal Affairs, EMEA - Permanent 100% (m/f)

Life Sciences industry.


  • Support senior EMEA management team on a wide-range of legal and business matters related to Sales & Marketing, Commercial Operations, HR, Medical Affairs, Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Pharmacovigilance, Quality, Market Access, Finance, R&D and Clinical Operations.
  • Draft and negotiate life-sciences industry contracts. Oversee safety, health environment, and quality assurance side of the business and coordinate work systems to ensure that company services meet the highest quality standards.
  • Support corporate governance/secretarial matters entities in geographic areas assigned.
  • Management of external legal counsel, including dispute/litigation support, in cooperation with external legal counsel while controlling external legal costs.
  • Support geographical expansion activities , to support revenue growth objectives and patient access to company's products.
  • Assist Head of Legal with development and implementation of digital tools, including software.
  • Collaboration with EMEA Compliance in developing healthcare compliance templates and processes to support corporate best practices objectives.
  • Provide legal advice on general compliance matters to ensure alignment of the company's operational activities and a common understanding of legal requirements and practices.
  • Manage corporate administration for EMEA subsidiaries in close coordination with selected law firms and third party service provider.


  • Law degree from recognized university in Europe. Qualification to practice law in at least one European jurisdiction.
  • Additional studies in second European country (a plus).
  • At least 10 years of law practice in a law firm and/or in-house in an internationally focused law firm/company
  • Experience in independently and successfully managing the legal aspects of complex international projects
  • Strong experience in the Life Sciences industry (minimum 3 years)
  • Excellent command of the English language, including strong drafting skills
  • Fluency in second language, for example, German, French, Italian or Spanish
  • Readiness to travel on an EMEA basis to support business teams
  • Hands-on and solution-oriented, as well as pragmatic and discreet
  • Business-approach
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Good personal and communications skills and judgment
  • Flexibility, organizational skills
  • Team player

Job Offer

To discuss.