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IP Legal Counsel

IP Legal Counsel

Job description

About Your New Employer:

A leading developer and manufacturer of ophthalmic implants and pharmaceuticals who specialize in the design and manufacture of intraocular lenses (IOLs) and related products, such as OVDs and pharmaceuticals used in cataract and refractive surgery.

About Your New Job:

To provide a wide range of legal, compliance, company secretarial support and advice to our client as required and necessary. Special focus will include the oversight and maintenance of our clients strategic intellectual property (IP) assets and the management, maintenance and exploitation of the same. To take on all the duties and responsibilities reasonably to be expected of Group Legal Counsel as a member of a small team in a PE-backed, diverse commercial and international business.

What You Will Do:

  • To work with the General Counsel, the clients Legal Team and across the business to advise on all legal issues of material importance arising in the business

  • Management, maintenance and exploitation of the our clients IP assets.

  • Participation in strategy level meetings, including the provision of providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice to C-Suite, senior management and other members of staff on a variety of legal topics that relate to the business sector and their products or services.

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of commercial agreements including distribution, supply, agency, collaboration agreements and IP licensing / assignment

  • Supporting the management and mitigation of legal risks across the client by reviewing, refining, designing and implementing company policies and procedures.

  • M&A support with integral involvement in corporate development strategy, taking on responsibility for legal workstreams

  • Communicating with and managing external legal counsel and auditors.

  • Oversight and management of legal training needs and requirements of the Rayner Group.

Who You Are:

  • Experience in training and communicating legal requirements and procedures

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks to non-legal colleagues

  • Ability to provide prompt, authoritative and clear advice with practical solutions

  • Excellent negotiating and drafting skills

  • The ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the business

  • Confident and self-assured, possessing sound judgement and demonstrating self-reliance

  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work autonomously and on own initiative

  • Experience in interpreting legislation and complex legal rules into practical application

What You Need:

  • Qualified solicitor entitled to practise in Ireland

  • Excellent academic track record

  • Experience of working as in-house counsel (desirable)

  • Experience of working in healthcare sector (desirable)

  • Experience of IP portfolio management for multi-national business (essential)

  • Experience of working in or with a range of legal providers to secure appropriate,

    cost-effective advice (essential)

  • 1 - 5 years’ PQE, either gained in-house or from a reputable law firm*

    *It is envisaged that candidates between 3 - 5 years’ PQE will have the relevant

    skills and knowledge for this position, however this is a guide only and applicants

    who fall outside this range but have the required experience will be considered.

Whats Next

Apply now by clicking the “Apply Now" button or call me, Rebecca O'Neill on 01-4744618 or e-mail me on

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