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Paralegal/Junior Legal Counsel

  • GE Healthcare
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 2/15/2018 12:55:22 PM
  • 3060920
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Law & Policy
Location(s): Sweden; Uppsala


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Paralegal/Junior Legal Counsel is to support the global legal department in the day-to-day activity of structuring and drafting commercial and R&D contracts, corporate governance, maintaining product and corporate policies and procedures, and ensuring consistent application of these throughout the business. Perform research tasks related to the interpretation and application of laws and regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Paralegal/Junior Legal Counsel will interact with GE personnel globally at different functions as well as with global Legal team, internal business staff, and external law firms


The Paralegal/Junior Legal Counsel will assist in providing legal advice to the GEHC Life Sciences business on a variety of legal matters and transactions, including R&D collaborations, commercial, distribution, licensing arrangements and sourcing agreements, marketing/communications materials, product documentation, corporate governance (including internal transactions between group companies), compliance with healthcare antifraud & abuse laws. The Junior Legal Counsel/Paralegal reports directly to a Senior Legal Counsel within the Life Sciences Legal team. The role will be based in Uppsala Sweden.

    Key responsibilities/
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements and transactions, including customer sales contracts, and distribution, R&D collaboration and licensing agreements
  • Handle corporate governance matters for Swedish legal entities including intra group transactions, loans dividends, attending board meetings, supporting AGMs and filings with Swedish Company Register etc.
  • Support issues requiring legal or compliance attention, strategic transactional legal advice and key initiatives within the Product and Services teams globally
  • Conduct research and advise on regulatory, privacy, competition law and advertising/promotional matters
  • Supporting legal team on dispute resolution and litigation where appropriate
  • Supporting legal team in corporate transactions (e.g. M&A)
  • Participate in the development of templates and other legal tools including maintaining internal legal support centrals


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • We seek a junior lawyer with a Swedish law degree or an equivalent law degree from another jurisdiction within the EU with an interest in commercial contracts and corporate law. Alternatively, a Paralegal with documented education and relevant professional experience. As a paralegal it is an advantage if you have experience in commercial agreements and/or contract management as well as corporate governance in any form. Very well written English and excellent interpersonal skills is a requirement. Swedish skills in oral and written form is desired.
  • The person we are looking for should be structured and committed to delivering on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment, adjusting to changing priorities and follow through on all assignments.
  • In order to succeed and enjoy the role, good communication and collaboration skills, and an interest in working globally with many different professions and having a general sense of service and professionalism is important.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Good project management skills working on multiple projects and balancing priorities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
  • Adaptable/Flexible: Being open to change and work in ambiguous situations
  • High integrity in communication, actions, and when dealing with others


Locations: Sweden; Uppsala

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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