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Senior Commercial Attorney

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

5-8 yrs required

Location

Skokie, IL

Date Last Verified

Sep 12,2017

Posted on

Aug 30,2017
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
International Law >> International Law
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Commercial Attorney The candidate will work alongside the group’s General Counsel, providing advice, knowledge and support in all legal matters relating to the group’s worldwide business. As an early stage licensing and engineering business, this role will concentrate on the group’s commercial licensing transactions and internal operations, but will also involve mutual support of the group’s extensive investor transactions and corporate governance. Commercial licensing transactions will require concise commercial-orientated advise on joint development contracts, engineering services agreement and process technology licenses, as well as advice on the group’s extensive government grants. Duties will extend beyond local and domestic transactions and a proven ability to work with international counterparties will be essential. Work will range from drafting from cloth through precedent development to engaging with significant industrial counterparties. Prepare, review and negotiate commercial contracts, with an emphasis on collaboration agreements, engineering services agreements and process technology licensing contracts. Provide expert and commercial advice on all legal risks and issues and engaging with significant industrial counterparties. Support business teams in all aspects of business development. Develop new legal agreements covering the group’s new technologies and market opportunities. Advise on government grant funding applications in numerous jurisdictions. Advise business groups on strategy and execution of all aspects of the group’s operations, from human resources to procurement. Develop repeatable and sustainable systems as business challenges are resolved. The role will also be involved in various legal and corporate projects to drive business growth and group development. Mutual support of the legal departments wider functions, including in the design, advising and execution of significant investor transactions. A qualified and practicing lawyer with approximately 5 – 8 years of experience, excellent academics and experience and strong background in commercial legal practice required. Strong commercial acumen and communication skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced innovative environment required. Demonstrable experience working with international counterparties and in the international business environment required. Strong experience working with engineering services agreements, and process technology licenses required. An excellent commercial understanding of intellectual property issues with joint development contracts and process technology is essential. Proven track record in documenting government grants required. Excellent knowledge of commercial contracts required. Experience in both private practice and in-house positions is preferable.

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