Senior Legal Counsel- Technology

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Hybrid Work- 3 days/week from our Mississauga office
AstraZeneca is shaping the future of healthcare by expanding our global presence and harnessing innovation to make an even greater impact on society and the planet. Our state-of-the-art hub in Mississauga, Canada, is situated in a region renowned for its healthcare focus and proximity to top-tier talent and research facilities, with our new centre being set to become a cornerstone of AstraZeneca's 2030 Bold Ambition. Join us in this exciting new chapter as we build sustainable, digitally enabled workplaces designed to inspire and empower our teams to deliver life-changing medicines to the world.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in technology and digital work and will support the global remit of the Corporate Legal group across a range of transactions. Whilst the focus is technology based deals, the role will require working in other areas supported by Corporate Legal, including supply chain and business development projects.
Typical Accountabilities:
  • Advising on technology, digital and IT deals across the AZ business, including SaaS, Technology Licenses, Evaluation Agreements, Global MSAs.
  • Above work may include enterprise wide global deals through to smaller ‘proof of concept’ engagements, involving AI/ML and emerging technologies.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and delivering pragmatic risk based advice to assigned transactions, helping develop supporting policies and governance across technology and digital areas.
  • Targeted training to drive capability uplift across AZ.
  • Providing strategic advice to senior stakeholders, including SET / SET-1, CIO and CISO.
  • Legal support to cyber incidents, including advising on good document practice.
  • Using legal technology to drive efficiencies across Corporate Legal, including contract automation.
  • As a member of Corporate Legal, advising on assigned corporate transactions, which may include supply chain deals and business development matters - including licensing arrangements (in and out), collaboration agreements, acquisitions and divestments.
  • Collaborating with the Global Legal group, including the intellectual property group, ensuring a consistent approach to contracting and mitigating legal risks to ensure a seamless service to stakeholders.
  • Supporting the delivery of appropriate level of service from external counsel, including aggressively managing costs on matters for which external counsel is retained.
Essential Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (must retain status)
  • 5+ years of legal practice experience as a licensed lawyer, particularly in technology, digital and IT related matters
  • Experience and comfort advising on US contracts
  • Experience working in a global legal environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to explain complex legal issues in an easy to understand manner
  • Business oriented and pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Skill in analyzing and solving issues related to a wide variety of substantive legal areas
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry experience highly desirable
  • Experience working in-house in a multinational company
  • Data privacy experience
  • Experience supporting software as a medical device (SaMD) deals
  • Experience supporting a Global Procurement organisation
  • Experience working with English law contracts and common law jurisdictions
Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office is purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.
Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:
  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 10 years
  • Top 100 Employers Award
  • Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture
  • Learn more about working with us in Canada
  • View our YouTube channel
Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
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