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General Electric Senior Legal Manager - Business Counsel in Moscow, Russia

Job Description Summary

The RCIS Senior Counsel provides legal support GE Healthcare business teams in Russia and CIS countries. The Senior Counsel will act as a strategic business partner to support the senior business leaders in the region. This will include advising on a wide range of legal and compliance matters, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with key customers, and leading a small team of lawyers in the region. The Senior Counsel will report to the General Counsel GE Healthcare EMEA.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing legal support for all GE Healthcare businesses in the region with a focus on Healthcare Systems

  • Leading and providing oversight and coaching to a small team of lawyers in the region

  • Drafting, analyzing, reviewing, negotiating and advising on commercial business agreements and transactions with key customers

  • Providing legal and compliance advice in public tenders, incl. challenges to tender awards

  • Counseling in indirect distribution matters working closely with the Indirect Channel/Dealer Compliance Organization as well as the sales teams in the region and supporting the engagement and termination of independent third parties

  • Advising the business on regulatory, privacy, anti-monopoly and advertising/promotional matters

  • Advising on compliance with international trade controls, incl. sanctions, in collaboration with the Global Center of Excellence for International Trade Controls

  • Providing regulatory and compliance advice related specifically to the healthcare sector - in conjunction with the Regulatory and Compliance specialists in GE Healthcare

  • Counseling on anti-corruption/anti-bribery regulations and codes on interactions with Healthcare Professionals; monitoring and driving compliance with transparency requirements

  • Complement the Compliance team’s work with legal and compliance trainings where appropriate, serve as escalation point and help with investigations and with making decisions with broader risk implications

  • Drafting and coordinating responses to external regulators and agencies in relation to legal and compliance matters

  • Developing and delivering training to the business teams

  • Driving Compliance Review Boards in collaboration with Compliance and business owner

  • Managing/ supporting the management of disputes and litigation

  • Managing outside counsel, when brought in to assist

  • Supporting the management of legal entities in the region

  • Applying combined business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention.

  • Staying up-to-date and educating the business on new legal and regulatory developments

  • Be motivator and energizer for a strong culture of integrity

  • Collaborating actively with other legal counsels and functions in a matrix organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Qualification as a lawyer in Russia. Active bar membership is a plus.

  • Minimum 8 years of business law experience at a large law firm or corporate legal department, including previous experience of drafting, negotiating and closing complex business transactions (i.e. purchase, sale and distribution agreements).

  • Knowledge of FCPA and other anti-bribery laws and regulations

  • Fluency in English

  • Experience as a team leader is a plus

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience of the Healthcare industry and previous exposure to medical industry regulations

  • Demonstrated experience providing legal advice in a highly regulated environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. .Note: To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No