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Senior Legal Advisor

Exciting legal opportunity in an international biotechnology company


Genmab is looking for a dedicated and experienced Senior Legal Advisor to join their team in Denmark and be part of the existing Global Legal Department.

The main responsibilities will be providing advice and reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements for the Global Finance Department, the Danish and Global HR Departments and the Danish Facilities Department as well as advising on and ensuring compliance with the corporate and securities regulations in collaboration with Genmab’s Corporate Secretary.

As Senior Legal Advisor, you will work project-based and closely together with devoted colleagues in the organization and with external collaboration partners, with the overall goal to develop new and innovative medicines to patients.

With direct report to Vice President, Head of Legal.

Your main tasks are:

  • Responsible for providing legal advice on corporate and securities matters, including advice related to Genmab’s equity program, review, and advice on any amendment to the equity program
  • Provide legal support related to the service agreements for executive management and providing support related to necessary registrations in Denmark, e.g., with the Danish Business Authority, Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), banks
  • Assist and support the Global HR department with the management of Genmab’s equity programs
  • Assist the Global Finance Department with reviewing, drafting negotiating agreements, such as bank, broker and investment agreements and provide various ad-hoc legal support regarding sale of third-party share holdings, share buyback, internal and external audit, insurance, and SOX compliance procedures
  • Work closely with DK HR operations team with reviewing, drafting, and negotiating employee related agreements, incl. employment agreements; generate and review agreement templates and the employee handbook, as well as providing legal advice on and training related to HR matters such as vacation, leaves, pension, Covid-19
  • Provide guidance for the DK Facilities team regarding legal matters related to the DK facilities, e.g., lease agreement, refurbishment agreements, access controls, and participate in site operations meetings
  • Support the Global Facilities team on ad-hoc matters

Your qualifications are minimum 8-9 years of relevant work experience. Experience from the life science industry or a law firm servicing life science clients is an advantage, but not a demand. Most importantly are your skills within corporate law, securities law, and finance law. Moreover, you have experience working with corporate, securities, and employment matters, together with experience with reviewing and negotiating relevant agreements and working with stakeholders representing corporate functions.

You have a Master of Law (Cand.jur.) from an accredited law school.

You can work independently as well as in teams with a proactive and open mindset, and you have a high level of integrity. You are flexible and thrive in an ever-changing and dynamic work environment. You enjoy working in cross-functional teams and in an international environment. Moreover, you have a commercial mindset and are solution-oriented. You have an ability to analyze legal situations, understand the facts and the client’s business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources. Finally, you possess strong verbal/written communication and negotiating skills, and you are result and goal-oriented and committed to contributing to the overall success of Genmab.

Genmab is on an exciting journey and there will be room for both professional and personal development.

Domicile: Genmab’s office in Copenhagen.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact CEO Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 21 75 19 25 or Senior Research Consultant Elisabeth Haun, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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