Legal Counsel Oncology (m/f) - Vilvoorde

Region: Brussels, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Public , Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data protection & privacy, European Law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: KE/17/05-LexGO

For Novartis Pharma we are looking for a Legal Counsel for the Oncology Department based at Vilvoorde (Brussels) for Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Novartis is a world leading healthcare company based in Switzerland providing solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. Novartis is active in more than 140 countries. More than 1,500 people work for Novartis in Belgium. Novartis has one of the biggest development pipelines due to his high level of investment in R&D.

The Legal Counsel Oncology is a full member of the Country Oncology Leadership Team (OLT) and supports the Head Legal Belgium on complex legal and business issues. He or she provides legal support in the areas of antitrust law, competition law, commercial law and pharma law through pro-active, in-depth, business focused advice.

The Legal Counsel is substantiating recommendations allowing the Oncology Unit to appreciate its contractual and statutory obligations, managing disputes and litigation, and assisting in management decision processes with robust risk assessments.

Your responsibilities in a brief summary are :

  • To manage the local responsibility for legal issues including market access issues relating to key product(s) & therapeutic area(s) in the Oncology Unit and direct engagement with key clients;

  • To advise the Oncology Unit on it’s contractual & statutory obligations;

  • To play an active role in the negotiating of complex contracts;

  • To support legal positioning on public announcements and promotional material relating to specific products or alliances;

  • To anticipate and mitigate legal and reputational risk to the country business;

  • To limit legal entity litigation risk exposure, including risk derived from clinical issues, by working closely with the Head Legal as well as with executives across Business Units, Country, Regional and Global units;

  • To support management decision processes with robust risk assessments;

  • To provide regular legal trainings;

  • To pro-active and timely deliver legal advice to secure business continuity and innovation for Oncology.

  • You obtained a Master in Law from a Belgian university or equivalent;

  • You have a working experience of at least 5 years as a legal counsel or lawyer ideally gained within an healthcare or pharmaceutical environment, or alternatively, within the life science department of a top-tier law firm ;

  • You are fluent in Dutch, French and English, both oral and written;

  • You have strong verbal & written communication skills, together with a high ability to influence and negotiate;

  • You can analyze complex legal issues easily and you have strong communication and advocacy skills;

  • You are a problem solver who will provide appropriate advise to the business;

  • You are able to set your priorities right and are able to manage a wide-ranging work load;

  • You have a proven ability to deal positively when working within tight pressures & demanding clients and you can handle a high volume of activity involving multiple, often complex projects simultaneously;

  • You ddemonstrate skills regarding professional & culturally sensitive working and you are committed to high ethical standards;

  • You are results driven, persuasive and accurate and excellent in multi-tasking. 

 Our client offers you a challenging, international and interdisciplinary work environment.

Corporate citizenship and investment in people are priorities. Our client offers a range of possibilities for personal development and career opportunities within the group to motivated, qualified people. Our client offers you a competitive salary and benefit package.

You will report to the Country Head Legal & Compliance and also have a dotted line to the General Manager Oncology.

Your work location is Vilvoorde and Novartis supports a flexible work-life integration.


For further details about this opportunity please get in touch with Kristin Ex on 03 800 42 18 or via with reference KE/17/05-LexGO.

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