Legal Counsel Pharma (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/17/06-LexGO

For Novartis Pharma we are looking for a Legal Counsel for their Legal 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 Pharma supports the different divisions of the company, with a strong focus on Novartis Pharma. The Legal Counsel participates in structuring and strengthening the Belgian legal department and supports the Head Legal Belgium. He or she provides legal support in the areas of antitrust law, competition law, procurement law, commercial and pharma law through pro-active, in-depth, business focused advice.

The Legal Counsel will assist the pharma franchises in appreciating the contractual and statutory obligations, and managing disputes and litigation.

Your responsibilities in a brief summary are :

  • To follow-up all relevant legal information and regulatory developments in the pharmaceutical sector and identify the potential impact of it on the business;

  • To provide first line legal support in a variety of legal matters to the different franchises. The main focus being business law, competition law and commercial law, including the drafting and reviewing of contracts;

  • To deal with IP issues and public law, with a particular emphasis on issues of registration, pricing, reimbursement and promotion of pharmaceutical products and medical devices;

  • To be responsible for the corporate housekeeping of the different Belgian legal entities of the Novartis Group;

  • To ensure compliance with data privacy regulations;

  • To follow up on disputes and litigation files;

  • To provide regular legal trainings

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

  • You have a working experience of at least 3 years as business law firm lawyer or as an in-house legal counsel. Experience in the health care industry or pharmaceutical environment is definitely considered to be a plus;

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

  • You have strong verbal & written communication skills;

  • You are business and client oriented;

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

  • You are able to set your priorities right and you also are dynamic and able to multi-task;

  • You are proactive, positive and you have a pragmatic approach;

  • You are eager to learn and to grow professionally;

  • You are committed to high ethical standards;

  • You are able to work autonomously and to take responsibilities while enjoying working together towards a common goal;

  • You are able to collaborate with outside legal counsels and a valuable team member for your team;

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 be part of a dynamic and pleasant team.

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/17/06-LexGO.

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