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Legal Counsel - Regulatory Litigation

Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: Harlow, GB, CM20 2FB

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

You may not have heard of us – we often think of ourselves as the biggest secret in healthcare – but our medicines are taken by millions of patients around the world every single day. From leading innovative branded medicines that treat diseases and conditions like multiple sclerosis, asthma and cancer, to a portfolio of generic medicines that is one of the widest in our industry, treating conditions as diverse as epilepsy and eczema – we touch the lives of over 200 million patients around the world every day.

We’re proud of that, and the fact that we’ve got big household brand names like Sudocrem® and Infacol® in our consumer healthcare range too.

And we’re not sitting still: we have our eyes firmly on the future. We are looking at new technologies, innovative devices, and a fresh approach to health and well-being services. We are partnering with technology, digital and e-health companies to help make treatment options that are fit for the future. If this is a future you want to be a part of, read on…

We are currently searching for someone to join our European IP & Regulatory Litigation team as Legal Counsel, based at our office in Harlow.


Around 250 people across multiple functions are based in Harlow, working collaboratively for Teva, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the UK.  We estimate that every second of every day over 200 tablets and capsules are taken by patients in the UK, so if you join us you’ll be working for the biggest supplier of medicines to the NHS.

With our office right by Harlow town station, we've got great transport links into London and beyond, and there's free parking on site - a definite bonus! Plus we’ve got great facilities here for our employees.

We are looking for something special; be it a unique blend of experience or a slightly different career  path; or a passion and personality that makes you stand out. We do not want a team of clones from the same path and the same mould. We are looking for individuals.

Key responsibilities:
  • Working with the patents, regulatory affairs and commercial teams to develop product launch strategies.
  • Investigating and assessing opportunities for regulatory and legal disputes to add value to the business.
  • Recommending and implementing strategies for the successful resolution of legal disputes.
  • Negotiating settlements.
  • Instructing and managing external law firms and counsel.
  • Managing several established dispute resolution processes and proactively considering measures to improve the efficient resolution and/or prevention of disputes.
  • Assisting with risk management/dispute prevention initiatives.
  • Training the business in various aspects of the European IP and Regulatory Litigation team’s work.
Qualifications, Experience & skills


Minimum Qualifications

  • UK or European qualified lawyer, preferably at least 5 years post-qualification experience, or other experience in industry.
  • B.Sc. (or higher degree in a relevant science) would be preferred but not essential.
  • Strong background in pharmaceutical regulatory law, submission strategy, advice, and administrative litigation. 
  • Experience dealing with EU regulatory authorities.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience in market access (pricing and reimbursement) strategy and advice is preferred but not essential.
  • Proven track record of managing a caseload and operating with the highest degree of integrity.
  • Experience in multi-party disputes.



  • Excellent working knowledge in pharmaceutical regulatory law.



  • Drafting skills.
  • Ability to provide clear commercial advice.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Fluency in another language would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
What we offer
  • 25 days annual leave excluding Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Gymflex
  • Dental insurance
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Teva Your store  - Online and in store discounts and cashback
Legal & IP
Sub Function
Intellectual Property/Patent Law
Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.