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Senior Corporate Securities Counsel

Company: BeiGene, Ltd.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

BeiGene continues to grow at a rapid pace with challenging and exciting opportunities for experienced professionals. When considering candidates, we look for scientific and business professionals who are highly motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, share our passionate interest in fighting cancer. We are seeking an experienced U.S. securities lawyer to join our growing Legal and Compliance team to support our global, commercial-stage biotechnology company that is triple-listed on NASDAQ, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), and the Shanghai STAR Exchange. This lawyer will be a senior member of our existing team of securities and corporate lawyers and paralegals and will be instrumental in managing and supporting our securities, general corporate, transactional, and corporate governance matters. Very strong writing and editing skills required. Responsibilities: Draft and provide counsel in support of SEC, NASDAQ and/or HKEx and other securities filings, including current and periodic reports and announcements, proxy statements, and other regulatory filings and reports. Serve as a subject matter expert on compliance and disclosure items and advise on and draft new disclosures; coordinate and assist with financial disclosures; and review public announcements, including press releases, corporate, investor and scientific presentations, and communications with internal and external stakeholders. Provide legal support on various types of transactions, including equity investments, joint ventures, credit facilities, corporate financing, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, negotiation of terms, drafting of documentation, and regulatory filings. Support of the Company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other corporate governance efforts. Assist with Board and committee meetings, the Company's Insider Trading Policy, and other corporate policies. Provide counsel in support of the Company's equity plans and programs and grant agreements, including securities law compliance and disclosure. Assist with the development and upkeep of relevant securities, general corporate, and corporate governance agreements and forms. Oversee the coordination and maintenance of records for all due diligence requests and the Company's electronic datarooms. Engage and manage the work of outside counsel and advisors. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may have managerial responsibility of other corporate counsel and paralegals, as well as budgetary discretion. Computer Skills: Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, EDGAR, Workiva Other Qualifications: Chinese language skill is a plus. Excellent drafting, editing, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills. Strong leadership and management skills and experience. Evaluate legal exposure, manage risk, and interpret and apply laws, regulations, case law, statues, and policies to provide expert advice. Strong business acumen; ability to contribute strategically to the Company's business. Team player with ability to collaborate proactively with cross-functional teams and interact effectively with all levels within the Company. Strong working knowledge of U.S. securities laws and regulations and the ability to quickly learn, interpret and apply changes in such laws and regulations and policies. A demonstrated ability to collaborate, as well as to work independently, balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a high level of professionalism. Detail-oriented. Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using excellent discretion and judgment. Self-motivated, able to work independently and be reliable and responsive. Ability to be flexible and willing to accept new responsibilities as needed. Travel: Up to 10% Education/Experience Level: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school in the U.S. 7+ years of SEC reporting experience at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel. Experience with biotech or pharma companies strongly preferred. Competencies: Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically in accordance with BeiGene's Code of Conduct, policies and procedures. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction. Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others. Adaptability - Able to adapt to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Dependability - Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. BeiGene does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: BeiGene, Ltd., Cambridge , Senior Corporate Securities Counsel, Legal , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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