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General Counsel

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15 Dec 2020
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Working at the forefront of diagnostic imaging, my client has an extraordinary opportunity for a high calibre commercial lawyer to join this start up, building an integral legal function for the group which has interests both in Europe and US.

Although still at a relatively fledgling phase of their development, the groups presence and innovation has seen them revolutionized their market, resulting in turnover exceeding $200m in just five years. Moreover, the versatility of their offering and pipeline means they expect growth to increase five-fold over the next 3-5 years. They are a remarkable success story and led by an exceptional group of people who have put in place key processes which are highly robust and effective, covering everything from their IP to tax.

This role reports directly into the CEO with access to the wider Board and the ideal candidate will have previous experience of working for a similar start up, preferably having worked in a science-based sector such as life sciences, biotech or pharma etc.

You'll support a wide array of departments across the group covering Commercial Operations, Research & Development and functional departments (Medical, Quality, Regulatory, Finance, and HR) on all legal, corporate and business conduct (compliance) matters, with an analytical approach, strong attention to detail, excellent drafting, negotiation and communication skills

We would envisage this suiting someone with a minimum 5 years PQE and you will be expected to be able to work from their HQ in the Oxford region 2-3 days a week (post Covid), with a monthly stayover trip to Italy.

Those candidates with experience with EU/UK healthcare regulatory laws, competition law, anti-bribery/anti-corruption legislation, data privacy law and commercial contracts law are preferred. Knowledge of EU/UK regulatory framework governing medicines and the pharmaceutical industry (including knowledge of the ABPI/EFPIA Code provisions) would be especially welcome.

This is a genuinely exciting sector to work in and offers the successful candidate an enviable opportunity to contribute to this truly pioneering group at the forefront of cancer treatment.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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