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Our mission - your health. STADA cares for people's health as a trusted partner worldwide. Originally founded by pharmacists, we have been helping people to stay and become healthy and fit for 125 years. The motivation and dedication of our more than 11.100 employees worldwide is our strength. Together as "One STADA" we achieve our ambitious goals and shape the successful future of STADA.

For our Legal department, which belongs to the holding company of the group, the STADA Arzneimittel AG, we are looking for a


Senior Legal Counsel (f/m/d) 




In this role, you will provide legal advice along the entire value chain of our products, from development through manufacturing to marketing. One of your main tasks will be drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements with a special focus on licensing (in- and out-licensing), manufacturing and co-development agreements. You will be part of an agile, entrepreneurial and committed team, in which you will collaborate closely and directly with the business functions globally and locally. Join us on our common growth journey!


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Providing pragmatic and timely legal advice to all companies within the STADA group (in particular to the German holding company STADA Arzneimittel AG) on all commercial legal matters including pharmaceutical and antitrust law related matters.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts in English and German, such as development, manufacturing, supply, distribution, clinical trial agreements, however, with in-depth knowledge of in- and out-licensing agreements, co-development and R&D collaboration agreements as well as respective heads of terms/letters of intent
  • Assisting to handle international M&A projects (share and asset acquisitions), including drafting (or assisting to draft) all sale and purchase documentation and participating in the legal due diligence
  • Handling legal disputes, investigations of authorities and managing external counsel
  • Developing STADA’s standard agreement templates
  • Providing trainings for internal clients on the above legal topics


Your qualifications:


  • University degree in law and second State Exam in Germany or qualified lawyer in the US or UK in each case with above-average grades
  • At least four (4) years of PQE, preferably gained with a specialized law firm or as an in-house lawyer in the life science industry
  • Experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts typical within the life science industry with specific experience as set out above
  • Fluent command of English and preferably German (however, not mandatory)
  • Ability to work in an agile and effective manner with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team


Alongside this interesting work, we offer a range of opportunities for professional and personal development as well as a working environment that enables a healthy work-life-balance. You will find comprehensive information at

Are you interested in joining a friendly and committed team?
Then convince us with your application! Please use our online application portal to apply.




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