Director* Legal Dispute Resolution


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Director* Legal Dispute Resolution 


The Director* Legal Dispute Resolution will be a key member of the global dispute resolution team (being a part of the BioNTech legal department) and will generally be expected to support BioNTech colleagues across the company worldwide, including collaboration, licensing and research as well as supply agreements (but not including IP or employment matters).  This attorney will provide strategic counsel and hands-on guidance for contentious matters in a fast-paced, execution-oriented environment (including management of outside counsel and drafting / reviewing various types of internal communication and external correspondence and filings). This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing department and have a meaningful impact within a highly innovative organization. 

Your main responsibilities will include: 


  • Direct and manage a diverse range of dispute resolution actions, including pre-litigation/pre-arbitration dispute resolution, active litigation / arbitration (including preliminary actions), discovery / document production and other litigation requests and procedures. 
  • Review of pleadings and other court documents. 
  • Handling of subpoenas and other information requests and inquiries. 
  • Perform legal/business risk assessments and provide strategic advice during negotiations (including jurisdiction and applicable law). 
  • Manage outside counsel on litigation / arbitration and related matters to efficiently manage all aspects of outside counsel relationship, including staffing, strategy and work product. 
  • Manage communication with internal stakeholders (in particular business development and alliances, research, clinical and technical operations and supply) and bringing together and analyzing relevant facts / documents. 
  • Assist in the management of public disclosures and publications, including SEC filings. 
  • Continuously improve standard form agreements and legal processes, develop and conduct trainings. 



What you have to offer: 


  • Fully qualified English lawyer 
  • Minimum 8 years PQE prior litigation / arbitration experience in an international law firm or in an in-house counsel role (ideally highly regulated industry, preferably life science or pharmaceutical experience). 
  • Supportive interpersonal team player skilled in working effectively with people across a wide range of disciplines in a complex and fast-moving corporate environment. 
  • Practical, clear, creative, solution-oriented and hands-on approach.  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to convey even highly complex legal advice to internal stakeholders (including senior management). 
  • Organized, responsible and detail oriented.  Capable of working independently and able to understand and incorporate legal guidance into work product. 
  • Team player with a strongly positive, can-do attitude.  High degree of personal ethics, integrity and accountability. 
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, exercise sound business judgment with critical thinking skills and thrive in fast-paced / high volume environment.


Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


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

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 7359 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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