Sep 28, 2022

Job Description

28,000 associates of more than 100 nationalities deliver high quality and affordable medicine on time, every time, safely and efficiently.

We are offering a 6-month legal trainee position to support the Novartis Operations Legal department on a wide range of legal matters and projects in areas such as contract law, commercial law, M&A and licensing transactions, restructuring, antitrust law, pharmaceutical/healthcare laws and regulations, intellectual property and disputes/litigation. This legal trainee position offers excellent opportunities to gain first-class, hands-on in-house legal experience within the stimulating, multinational environment of a leading pharmaceutical company.

Duration: 6 months
Start: March 2023

Your responsibilities will include:
• Support M&A projects, business development & licensing transactions (product divestments, acquisitions, in-licensing and out-licensing), portfolio and manufacturing site divestments, including conducting due diligence, managing data rooms and Q&A processes, and legal implementation of deals
• Support a diverse range of commercial matters relating to the development, procurement, manufacturing, quality assurance and supply chain and distribution of pharmaceutical products
• Support diverse range of legal department projects, e.g. contract templates, legal trainings, global legal research projects, digitalization, outsourcing, etc.
• Assist with the drafting, negotiation and review of a variety of transactional, commercial and technical agreements
• Draft legal memoranda on a wide variety of legal issues and disputes
• Provide legal advice to internal clients
• Draft document and key position summaries
• Interact with Novartis global, regional and country legal network
• You will be supervised and guided by a range of lawyers on different levels of the company, ensuring a great learning experience


Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Swiss Law degree (Master of Law or equivalent, has to be on Swiss Law), master's degree needs to be completed before start date
• Business-level English skills (written and spoken), additional language is a plus
• High motivation and ability to work independently

• Prior legal professional experience in a law firm, court or legal in-house department (internships etc.) would be helpful. We are also open to applicants without prior experience who have a strong interest and are motivated to learn on the job
• Other professional experience in the corporate environment is a plus

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter mentioning your 6-month availability starting in March 2023.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

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