Senior Corporate Counsel

Novo Nordisk A/S

Full-time job
Greater Copenhagen


Legal, Compliance and Audit


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Do you have knowledge of commercial transactions and want to be part of a high-performing team and support Novo Nordisk' Digital Health organisation? Then you might be our next Senior Corporate Counsel.

About the department

The Legal Business Development & Trademarks team is an ambitious, dynamic and international team comprised of 7 professionals, which provides legal support to Novo Nordisk’s global Business Development teams, Global Research and Digital Health, including M&A, IP licensing transactions and other global strategic collaborations. We are located in Novo Nordisk’s headquarters in Bagsværd, Denmark, as part of Global Legal & Patents. Novo Nordisk’s Global Legal organization has more than 250 global legal colleagues situated at +40 locations around the world.

The position

As our new Senior Corporate Counsel, you will provide strategic legal advice and support to the Digital Health team within the Commercial Business Development area. Your work will focus on drafting, negotiating various types of agreements such as strategic partner collaborations, digital health app development, device connectivity, cloud services and various IP matters. You will also focus on data privacy aspects and agreements and work closely with our data privacy experts related to Novo Nordisk’s digital health offerings.

You will engage with a diverse range of stakeholders within the business and across global legal.

As a legal expert for Digital Health, this role works closely with the business leadership, headquarter staff and legal colleagues from EU countries and the United States on various strategic projects. You will

be expected to develop solutions to new and challenging issues in a changing environment.

As part of the Global Legal organisation, you would also be involved with cross-functional global legal projects and will have opportunities, both in Denmark and abroad, for further professional development.

This position reports to the Vice President – Legal Business Development and Trademarks.


You have a Law degree and admission in your home jurisdiction as well as 5+ years of experience from a major law firm or in-house legal department. You have previously negotiated complex transactions and thus have strong negotiation and drafting skills. Experience with

digital health related agreements and assessing intellectual property issues

is a plus, together with knowledge of the life science industry and data privacy regulations.

We are looking for someone who has p

ersonal drive, “can-do” approach and results-oriented attitude, which enables you to establish strong professional relations internally and externally.

You have an in

ternational mind-set and enjoy being part of a global work environment

. You have the a

bility to work under pressure, manage numerous and changing priorities effectively and efficiently, meet deadlines and work independently as well as in a team environment


Solid attention to detail combined with the capacity to multi-task and meet tight deadlines are needed. Furthermore, we expect that you have excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels within the organisation.

Danish language skills are not required.

Working at Novo Nordisk

In Novo Nordisk it is your skills, commitment and ambitions that help us improve the lives of millions of people across the world. In return we offer you the opportunity to work with talented colleagues in an ambitious environment, and we promise to be dedicated to your professional and personal development in order to help you realise your ambitions.


For further information, please contact VP -

Legal Business Development and Trademarks

Greg Jones at +45 3079 8201.

Get to meet Greg by watching the video below this job posting.


18 November


Please note that all applications should be in English and interviews will be conducted in English.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Apply within 1 day (18 November 2019)
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Novo Nordisk A/S at a glance

Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

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