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Commercial Legal Counsel


Pharmanovia is a fast-growing pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across 140+ markets. Our team of over 200 employees are based globally across our offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Dubai, India, Australia, Singapore and Italy.

Since we first opened our doors in 2013, we have focused single-mindedly on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers and healthcare providers across the globe. We specialise in many different areas including cardiovascular, women’s health and endocrinology, neurology &pain, gastroenterology and oncology, and many others.  Further details of our products can be found on our website.


We are looking for a talented commercial lawyer to join our growing legal team to support and advise on a wide range of legal issues affecting the business. As a lawyer at Pharmanovia you will be required to liaise with stakeholders located in the UK and in our offices around the world to draft, negotiate and advise on multi-million-pound agreements with partners across the globe.

A typical day as a lawyer of Pharmanovia may involve, for example, meeting with the regulatory team to provide support on a commercial agreement required for regulatory purposes, advising on trademarks, negotiating a supply agreement with one of our many suppliers around the world, meeting with internal stakeholders to discuss a potential distribution agreement and preparing the draft agreement, reviewing powers of attorney and non-disclosure agreements, reviewing and negotiating service contracts and terms and conditions for third party services, such as IT software agreements. There are also opportunities to provide support on M&A transactions and to work on various business wide projects.

You will report directly into the Head of Commercial Legal and will also work directly with the General Counsel and other members of the team.


  • Work closely with all teams in order to achieve objectives.
  • Negotiate, draft and support on a broad range of commercial contracts through to completion, including but not limited to:
    • commercial agreements governing our relationships with distributors and suppliers in connection with the license, manufacture and distribution of our products around the world;
    • service agreements and third-party terms and conditions in connection with various services which the business wish to use;
    • bespoke contracts and documentation required in order to comply with regulatory requirements;
    • non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements to protect our information.
  • Providing legal advice, guidance and support to the wider business in relation to general enquiries, ad hoc legal issues and various business projects.
  • Provide support to other team members and obtaining advice from other teams in the business in their area of expertise.


  • A qualified solicitor in England and Wales, with preferably at least 3 years prior legal experience, of which must have been at a top tier law firm or in-house.
  • Some experience in the pharmaceutical industry would be beneficial, but we would consider a candidate with strong general commercial experience and other commercial experience within other technical industries who is keen to lean a new industry.
  • A strong negotiator with excellent drafting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong commercial business acumen.
  • A driven and forward-thinking individual that can work well in a team and is confident to provide advice to key stakeholders in the business and add strategic value to the business.
  • A self-motivated individual who enjoys working in a high energy and fast paced business and is willing to adapt to changes.
  • An organised person who is able to prioritize and manage their own workloads with minimal supervision.
  • Some travel may be required.


  • The ability to work from home in accordance with our flexible working policy (although we find that many of our colleague enjoy working from our new offices located in Essex when permitted).
  • We offer a generous bonus scheme.
  • Health care benefits.
  • All of our employees receive a subscription to Perk Box which includes various discounts and benefits.
  • The business hosts a staff party in the summer and Christmas each year and host quarterly town hall events for all staff to attend.
  • There are opportunities to be involved with various charity events hosted by the company.

As a company, we really encourage learning and shared knowledge and there are opportunities to attend internal training with other teams and to host training events for other teams. We also encourage our staff to attend various external seminars and learning opportunities

Apply now and become part of our team

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