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Legal Counsel (Life Sciences)


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Legal Counsel (Life Sciences)

If you’re entrepreneurial, business-minded and always craving the next challenge, we would love to have you join us on our mission to shape the future of law.

Our lawyers benefit from a self-directed practice, flexibility, top tier peers and access to the world's largest and most innovative clients - all with a full suite of benefits including holidays, healthcare and professional development resources.

Currently, we're on the hunt for exceptional Life Sciences Legal Counsel to join our ranks with:

  • Exceptional academic and law firm credentials (in-house experience preferred)
  • Ability to communicate fluently in German and English
  • Swiss Bar qualification is preferred
  • Ability to work onsite with our Swiss clients in Basel, Geneva or Zurich
  • Ability to develop innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives
  • 7+ years of strong commercial experience gained at a law firm or in-house a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device company in either a legal or compliance role

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating pharma-related commercial contracts (e.g. supply, manufacturing, distribution, license, clinical trial agreements) and/or other R&D or Commercial agreements
  • Providing legal advice for a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters

Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.

With over 1,200 (and growing) Axiomites based around the world, we seek to live up to the New York Times’ prediction that:  “A more sweeping transformation may be on the horizon. And it may look a lot like Axiom”. 

Our company is ranked #1 in business of law, innovation in corporate strategy and innovation in law firm efficiency by the Financial Times, and our CEO Mark Harris is recognised by Forbes as a “name you need to know” and by the National Law Journal as a “top ten agent for change”.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @Axiom_Law.