Senior Legal Counsel* Business Development And Licensing

Mainz, Germany

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Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

As a part of our team of more than 2.500 pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age. Within less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine following the highest scientific and ethical standards – writing medical history.

We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people\'s lives.

Senior Legal Counsel* Business Development and Licensing

As Senior Legal Counsel*, you will provide legal advice to the BioNTech group with a focus on strategic and business development transactions. Your main responsibilities are:
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide scope of global business agreements including high value, complex collaboration agreements, commercialization agreements, government agreements, joint development agreements, license agreements as well as legal correspondence across multiple affiliates
  • Provide strategic advice to upper management on commercial transactional matters as well as legal and business risk assessments
  • Assist with development, implementation and improvement of systems to support the contracting process such as coordinating high level group discussion to streamline process and ensure strategic stakeholders are engaged
  • Assist in due diligence exercises and other transaction support relevant matters
  • Manage and instruct outside legal counsel on complex contract drafting and negotiation

What you have to offer.

  • Graduate and a qualified lawyer and with several years of working experience gained in a law firm or a pharmaceutical company
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant business laws (company, competition and IP law) as well as experience in strategic and business development transactions, incl. drafting, reviewing and negotiating of contracts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills together with a high ability to influence and negotiate added will a fluency in English, the ability to read and speak German is beneficial
  • Supportive interpersonal team player, talented at collaborating cross-functionally
  • Result-oriented way of working as well as the ability to analyze complex legal issues and problem-solving skills

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, Margarita Hoffmann will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon).

  • BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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