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Legal Counsel CEE / Russia/ Export Markets

902 Elanco Tiergesundheit AG (Spka Akcyjna) Oddzia W Polsce
Warszawa, Woj. Mazowieckie 00-001
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Responsible for legal affairs of a new entity and functions in CEE and Russia and distribution agreements for export markets. This role is both strategic and operational.


  • Responsible for providing strategic and operational legal counsel regarding a broad range of legal affairs, including commercial, litigation, competition law, anticorruption, regulatory, environmental and other legal matters.
  • Develop training plan and provide legal training to staff.
  • Serve on CEE and Russia lead teams.
  • Monitor and supervise external counsels and legal spend.
  • Oversee IP legal support by collaborating with IP legal team.
  • Oversee BD legal support by collaborating with BD legal team.
  • Oversee Regulatory & Litigation legal support by collaborating with Regulatory & Litigation legal team.
  • Other tasks as designated by supervisor.
  • Draft new and terminate, extend, amend etc. existing distribution agreements with distributors in export markets.
  • Handle ancillary agreements in relation to preceding bullet point.
  • Other tasks as designated by supervisor.


  • Demonstrated skills in providing strategic advice and leadership, including the ability to persuade and influence decisionmaking
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented attitude
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written). Russian would be a plus
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-minded, clear thinker, quick learner, team player and ability to work independently under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Strong team player skills and attitude
  • Sound business acumen and commercial awareness and practically-oriented, ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, ability to provide solution-oriented legal advices
  • Leadership and effectiveness in working with senior management to find innovative solutions to existing and emerging challenges
  • Proven experience in taking a stand, constructive confrontation and challenging leadership as appropriate
  • Clear capability to collaborate crossfunctionally and within legal function, in the context of both supervisory and nonsupervisory relationships
  • Experience leveraging external counsel to provide businesscritical, pragmatic legal support in costefficient manner
  • Experience with collaborative and outsourced business relationships, including joint ventures
  • Computer literacy, familiar with all Microsoft applications
  • Legal studies
  • Experience as private practice or inhouse legal counsel in the pharma, animal health industry, food industry, or other consumer oriented or regulated industry
  • High level of English and Polish fluency. Russian is a plus.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Posted: 2020-04-27 Expires: 2020-05-26
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Legal Counsel CEE / Russia/ Export Markets

902 Elanco Tiergesundheit AG (Spka Akcyjna) Oddzia W Polsce
Warszawa, Woj. Mazowieckie 00-001

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