Legal Counsel (m/f/x)

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Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position 

Legal Counsel (m/f/x)

Purpose of the function:

The function reports to the Head of Legal Europe and provides legal advice to different functions and hierarchy levels of Daiichi Sankyo Europe (DSE). 

As a member of a team of highly motivated legal professionals, the ideal candidate is able to familiarize quickly with different areas of law and is willing to act as a reliable partner for business in a dynamic and growing company that provides opportunities for creative leeway and personal growth. 

As an employee of a company that is focused on improving life for patients, the job holder of the Legal Counsel position should be willing to reach beyond the own legal sphere and show interest also in scientific and product related topics.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing of contracts from different business areas
  • Providing legal advice to different business areas of the company    
  • Accompanying Daiichi Sankyo’s growth process from a legal perspective    
  • Ensuring legal support for bringing pipeline products to the market
  • Developing and conducting of legal trainings (incl. eLearnings) for employees
  • Supporting the digitalization process in the Legal department    

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • EU qualified lawyer with at least basic knowledge of German law
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in an international company or law firm, ideally in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Fluent in English and German, other European languages would be an advantage 
  • Willingness to learn and develop, also beyond legal sphere
  • Strong communication skills
  • High affinity to LegalTech
  • Team player with a hands-on mentality and a customer centric mindset




What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.