Legal Counsel, Commercial Operations

October 9 2018
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house - Industry - Contract administrator, Commercial - Corporate - Mergers/Acquisitions
Montreal, QC

Leader in the manufacturing generic drugs, Pharmascience Inc. is a full-service privately owned pharmaceutical company with strong roots in Canada. With over 1,500 employees, Pharmascience Inc. is proudly headquartered in Montreal and has a growing global reach with product distribution in over 60 countries.

Pharmascience is seeking a corporate/commercial lawyer with a background in all facets of corporate/commercial law and strong business acumen.
In this role, you will handle a broad spectrum of legal issues related to the company's day-to-day business operations and
play a key role in supporting the various internal functional departments with their business initiatives with the goal of identifying and quantifying risks for the business, and where appropriate, helping mitigate such risks.

As a Legal Counsel, Commercial operations, your primary duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Working collaboratively and creatively with internal clients by effectively rendering clear, practical and timely legal advice on complex issues/concepts
  • Advising on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization
  • Working with managers from different functional areas to draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of agreements, including clinical trial agreements; master service agreements; consulting agreements; manufacturing agreements; licensing and research collaboration agreements; and other strategic agreements for drug development, manufacture and supply, and commercialization
  • Ensuring compliance with contractual agreements, company policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • Assisting and advising the different business units from a legal standpoint with the structuring of various business initiatives
  • Identifying legal issues, providing legal options and analysis of possible legal solutions, and giving recommendations for addressing critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met
  • Working in close collaboration with the other members of the legal department
  • Interacting from time to time with external counsel, advisors, external vendors, and business partners
  • Keeping informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization, and assisting with the development of policies and training as needed
  • Assisting in the development, drafting and implementation of standardized contracts, procedures and policies
  • All other related tasks


  • 8 to 10 years of experience practicing corporate/commercial law in a law firm or in-house; a combination of experience practicing at a top tier firm and in-house considered an asset.

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