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Legal Counsel

Milan, Italy Permanent Date posted 10/07/2024
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Legal Counsel

  • Location: Milan

About the job

The Legal Counsel guarantees the company, and any other legal entities of the Group, adequate support in the areas of competence, in order to evaluate, mitigate and/or eliminate the risks of a legal nature connected to the specific activities of the area; he/she guarantees legal compliance both with reference to the products and with reference to the company's activities, to be a strategic partner for the Business Units and Functions, adopting a proactive, problem solving, and thoughtful risk taking approach. The Legal Counsel is part of the Legal Department reporting directly to the Head of Legal.

We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

Main responsibilities:

  • contracts, by way of example: distribution, licenses, distribution, co-promotion, confidentiality agreements, outsourcing and services contracts, consultancy, collaborations/partnerships;
  • advices on: commercial initiatives and projects (including AI projects), contracts and corporate law, intellectual property, tender law, pharmaceutical law and regulation (promotion, reimbursement, prices, sponsorships, clinical studies), risk assessment from a criminal, administrative, civil point of view providing direct support and advice to the Departments and functions concerned, possibly with the involvement of outside counsels;
  • management of litigations – including the management of relationships with outside counsels – in relation to the Company’s products, and having a civil, criminal, or administrative nature, such as, by way of example, administrative lawsuits regarding pharmaceutical budgets, pricing and/or reimbursement, tenders, etc.
  • All the above in compliance with the applicable corporate procedures and policies, and also providing coordination support between the various functions involved.
  • Legal Compliance activities both in relation to products and commercial initiatives and with respect to potential risks pursuant to the Legislative Decree 231/01 and data protection law, antitrust, taking into account - by way of example - the laws and Courts’ decisions evolution and developments, the organizational changes of the Company, the need for employees’ training, attending working groups and teams at both Global and Local levels.

About you

  • Experience: Extensive or anyway significant legal activity in a leading law firm, with experience in the pharmaceutical area. In-house lawyer experience, especially within pharmaceutical companies, will be considered a plus. Proven experience in dealing with complex transactions and with a challenging, international environment.
  • Soft and technical skills: Deep knowledge of Italian healthcare compliance laws, regulations and ethical rules; Skills in contract drafting and negotiation;
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues; Excellent writing and oral communication skills; Business partner mindset approach; Capacity to work in team, cross functionally, under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Education: Degree in Law and Italian Bar Examination is a must.
  • Languages: Italian Mother tongue; English and legal English fluent.

Why choose us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.
  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.
  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.
  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and gender-neutral parental leave.

Pursue Progress. Discover Extraordinary.

Progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. You can be one of those people. Chasing change, embracing new ideas and exploring all the opportunities we have to offer. Let’s pursue progress. And let’s discover extraordinary together.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!

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