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Assistant General Counsel Business Development

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Date Last Verified

May 16,2019

Valid Through

Aug 29,2019

Posted on

Dec 20,2018

Years of Experience

10-15 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences General
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Assistant General Counsel, Business Development
The candidate serves as the primary attorney responsible for firm’s strategic business development initiatives, including discovery, development and/or commercial-stage collaborations, in-bound and out-bound license agreements, M&A, joint venture, supply, manufacturing, distribution, quality, and safety agreements and ongoing alliances. Counsels on transaction structures and business terms; leads legal due diligence efforts; drafts and negotiates preliminary transaction documents, including term sheets, letters of intent, bid letters, etc.; and drafts, negotiates and closes definitive agreements. Works closely with BeiGene’s Business Development, IP, Finance, Tax, R&D, Regulatory, Drug Safety and Quality, Manufacturing, Commercial, and other key internal stakeholders. Possesses and maintains a strong working knowledge of licensing and collaboration structures, provisions, and “what’s market” for drug discovery, development, commercialization and manufacturing transactions (both large and small molecules). Possesses the ability to lead transactions without the assistance of outside counsel, and when working with outside counsel, oversees outside counsel to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency. Provides ongoing legal support to BeiGene’s Business Development and Alliance Management teams responsible for multiple collaborations. Must have Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, and at least one state bar. Should have 10-15+ years of relevant experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department of a biopharmaceutical or life sciences company, with experience in both preferred.

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Hiring Coordinator
55 Cambridge Parkway
Suite 700W
Cambridge, MA 02142

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