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Lithuania - Vilnius

Associate Contracts Counsel

Job Description:

  • Perform the critical tasks of drafting, reviewing, negotiating, helping close, and maintaining signed commercial and intellectual property agreements supporting the Genetic Sciences Division (GSD) of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with large industry-leading pharmaceutical, agricultural, biopharmaceutical, research and manufacturing companies, research institutes and also start-ups that enable the business units within GSD to sell products and perform services.
  • Exploit opportunities based on technology owned by our Company or third parties;
  • Purchase raw materials and services, and resolve commercial or other legal disputes.
  • Support the Division Counsel and work with others Legal Department to provide guidance to business executives as well as global team members on a range of substantive legal areas.
  • Serve as central point of contact for the business units of GSD, support and provide legal expertise.
  • Draft, negotiate, and, if appropriate, seek approval for the execution of a range of commercial contracts, including third parties OEM and supply contracts, technology in-licenses, out-licenses, technical collaborations, joint development agreements, quality agreements, term sheets and other commercial agreements of varying complexity.
  • Seek and provide appropriate guidance and involvement of/to other relevant functions, such as regulatory, intellectual property, licensing, business development, purchasing, accounting, sales, product management and marketing, and facilitate the approval of the appropriate management.
  • Draft contract amendments and negotiate directly with external customers, interfacing with internal counsel as required.
  • Perform analysis on legal rights, obligations, and strategies.
  • Participate in due diligence and other activities relating to M&A and integration activities.
  • Develop new and update existing contractual documents and constantly work with the business on improving processes to ensure efficient support.
  • Train internal clients on risk management and how to effectively engage with the Legal team.


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant legal experience, including contract preparation, negotiation and related activities resulting in a strong, experienced working knowledge of contract law and risk allocation.
  • Ability to understand and frame legal and related business issues.
  • Perform duties proactively and independently with minimal instruction given on new projects or assignments.
  • Ability to work through and resolve problems of highly diverse scope and moderate to high complexity.
  • Multiple tasks must often be performed contemporaneously, involving commitments of moderate levels of funds or other resources, and requiring understanding of issues surrounding personnel, finance, contracts, corporate structure, and technology.
  • J.D. degree and admission to state bar is required.
  • A degree or significant experience working in life sciences is preferred, as is a basic working knowledge of patent law.
  • Commercial experience and working knowledge of standard business processes is essential.
  • Excellent writing, negotiation and communication skills.

The company offers:

  • The innovative environment of the rapidly growing international company.
  • High performing, driven and supportive working culture and outstanding development possibilities to increase your potential.

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