Abbott Legal Councel in Moscow, Russia

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Role:

The Counsel will provide strategic legal support to business divisions, assess legal risks and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Duties will include analysis and provision of legal advice focused on business-oriented solutions on a wide range of matters, including general commercial, manufacturing, research & developments, investment, litigation and employment work. Role will assist in developing Legal services support systems for the businesses and in educating business teams on legal-related issues.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains effective work relationships with key local and regulatory authorities in Russia

  • Identifies legal issues relating to business transactions or operations; proposes pragmatic solutions

  • Expected to acquire promptly after joining a solid knowledge of Abbott businesses and knowledge of the broader business impact

  • Advises Legal management of legal and reputational risks that would have an impact on our Russia and/or global operations

  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas; communicates such changes to colleagues; provide appropriate update training to clients

  • Represents Abbott externally to customers, suppliers, competitors or government agencies

  • Selects and directs the work of external counsel, defines project objectives, manages costs and manages project in line with business expectations

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Advises Area Counsel and appropriate legal departments of significant project developments /matters in a timely manner

  • Trains, develops and motivates the local legal team to ensure professionalism, competencies and performance

  • Advises Affiliate General Managers, Directors and Managers

  • Operates within appropriate budget(s). Develops budgets for assigned legal matters where necessary

Education:

  • At least a law degree in Russia. An LLM or a JD degree is preferable

Background Experience/Training Required:

  • 5 years of post-qualification experience

Essential:

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with attention to details

  • Strong drafting, negotiation and client communication skills

  • Energetic, highly efficient and business savvy

  • Effective project management skills

  • Good judgment and commitment to delivering results

Understanding and experience in following areas desirable:

  • Both law firm and in-house legal experience

  • Experience in healthcare industry

  • Instructing and management of external counsel

  • Cross-border commercial work

  • Russia anti-trust law

  • Distribution markets support

  • General corporate law

  • Trade compliance/ anti-bribery legislation

  • Dispute resolution

  • General understanding/experience in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks)

JOB FAMILY:

Operations & Business Support

DIVISION:

GENC General Counsel

LOCATION:

Russia > Moscow : Metropolis Building 1

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Not Applicable

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