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Legal Counsel

Reference: 057683_2
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Legal Counsel


Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18


Are you looking for a dynamic and meaningful Legal Counsel role in the in-house Legal Department of an Irish headquartered Plc?


Do you enjoy partnering with cross functional teams both domestically and internationally?


ICON Plc has an excellent opportunity for a qualified legal professional which will involve handling a broad range of domestic and international legal issues across ICON’s business.


You will become part of an award-winning and highly motivated legal team based in ICON’s global headquarters in Dublin where you will be responsible for supporting ICON’s global business legal needs in the areas of contract, corporate, employment, IP/IT, data protection, litigation and regulatory/compliance.


If you’re an innovative, strategic, commercial and solutions-focused lawyer, then come and join ICON in its mission to help clients to accelerate the developments of drugs and devices that save lives and improve the quality of patients’ lives.


This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest in-house legal teams recently recognised by the Legal 500 as one of the best Legal Teams in 2018.


Daily Responsibilities will include:

  • You will review, draft and negotiate a wide range of general client and vendor commercial contracts such as; confidentiality agreements, services agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, agency agreements, distribution agreements, and software license agreements.
  • You will business partner with ICON’s late phase/commercialization, laboratory services and medical device and diagnostic research service lines to  provide advice on corporate, employment, IP/IT, data protection, litigation, compliance, insurance and any other legal matters that arise in the day to day operation of the business.
  • You will lead various legal projects to completion and liaise with internal teams in the business for input and support in such projects.
  • Partnering with external counsel (handling and minimizing costs to the extent possible).
  • You will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on ad-hoc projects as required.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • LLB, LLM or equivalent law degree preferred.
  • Qualified lawyer (e.g. solicitor, barrister or equivalent) with a minimum of 2-3 years PQE.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial contracts. Litigation experience is also a positive.
  • Ability to independently evaluate complex legal concepts/issues, assess risk and provide commercially-focused pragmatic solutions to the business.
  • A standout colleague with excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on their own initiative under tight timelines in a fast paced environment.
  • Positive attitude with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail.

Benefits of working at ICON


ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a phenomenal career.


We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart. Other than working with a team of switched on and ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.


We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

  • Travel (approximately 10%) domestic and/or international

ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.



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