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  • Head of Legal and Compliance - France and Belgium

  • Location: France, Île-de-France, Paris
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Ref: SG/803960
  • Managed by: Stephanie Greaves
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Our client is a leading international pharmaceutical company, which is committed to improving the health and quality of life of people everywhere. Over the last 50 years, it has become a leader in pain management, developing new drugs and patented formulations to relieve chronic pain for patients and to help them improve their lives.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to occupy a sole legal counsel role for the company's French offices, based in Paris. Reporting to the European general counsel and acting as an adviser to the executive management team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal and compliance support to all functions of the company. This will include contracts, general legal advice, promotional review, litigation, data protection, compliance advice, training, as well as the management of external counsel.


You will be a qualified French lawyer, fluent in English, with around 5 years'+ PQE. Some prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred, or from another highly regulated industry, gained in-house (exceptional candidates with a private practice background will be considered). Experience in the fields of labour law and intellectual property would be an asset to the role. The successful candidate will be autonomous and pragmatic, whilst demonstrating efficient communication skills as well as the capacity to entertain good relationships with colleagues at all levels.


For further information, please contact Stephanie GREAVES at Sarah GREEN (, quoting reference SG/803960


Founded in 1988, Laurence Simons is a specialist international legal recruitment consultancy. With offices across 4 continents, Laurence Simons truly is an international recruiter. We cover the whole spectrum of permanent and temporary legal positions in both the Private Practice and In-House markets from Newly Qualified through to Partner and General Counsel level.

Role managed by: Stephanie Greaves
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