Legal Advisor (R5411)


Genmab is focused on the creation and development of innovative and differentiated antibody products, with the aim of improving the lives of cancer patients.

The Role

Genmab is looking for a dedicated and experienced Legal Advisor to join our team in the Netherlands and will be part of our existing Global Legal Department in Copenhagen (DK), Utrecht (NL), Princeton (US) and Tokyo (Japan).

The Global Legal department consists of 20 team members and is divided into different global sub-teams and local roles. This newly established position is part of the Research & Innovation sub-team and will report to the Legal Director, Lead Research & Innovation located in Utrecht. The other members of the Research & Innovation sub-team are located in the US and NL.

The role will focus on the activities of the Dutch site (HR, Corporate, Real Estate and Facilities) but will also be providing legal support and advice to various global departments (HR and Procurement).

As Legal Advisor, you will work on a project basis and also work closely together with devoted colleagues in the organization and with internal and external collaboration partners, with the overall goal to develop new and innovative medicines to patients.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with NL HR operations’ team with reviewing, drafting and negotiating Dutch or International employee related agreements, incl. employment agreements; generate and review templates and the employee handbook, as well as providing legal advice on and training related to HR matters such as vacation, pension, etc.

  • Work with NL site management and HR on works council matters; providing strategic advice, reviewing documentation and providing to local and global business partners.

  • Responsible for providing legal advice on corporate matters, including advice related to Dutch legal entities and review and negotiate related agreements and documents.

  • Provide guidance for our NL Facilities team regarding legal matters related to our NL facilities, e.g. lease agreements, office and lab related agreements, etc.

  • Provide ad hoc support to the Global Procurement team and other legal matters of the Research and Innovation sub team


  • A Master of Law from an accredited university with a minimum of 3-4 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience from the life science industry or a law firm is a preference, but not a requirement

  • Working on corporate, facility, real estate, (international) employment and/or works council matters

More over you meet the following requirements:

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively on a cross functional teams

  • Experience working in an international environment with a commercial-mindset and solution-oriented with an ability to analyze legal situations, understand the facts and the client’s business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and negotiating skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams with a proactive and open mindset

  • Good sense of quality combined with personal drive and a positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Result and goal-oriented and committed to contributing to the overall success of Genmab

Genmab will offer the successful application a challenging position, where the right candidate will have the opportunity to work with highly specialised people across functions in an informal, multicultural environment, with an aim to make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.

At Genmab, we pride ourselves on our unique culture. We are committed to make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients. We hypothesize and experiment to seek innovative solutions, no matter the employee’s role; we speak up, empower each other, and embrace change and growth; we respect and celebrate our differences while working as one team. Teamwork and respect are central pillars of Genmab’s culture and we therefore ensure an inclusive, open, and supportive professional work environment across our international locations. Genmab employees work with determination, challenge the status quo and cultivate a growth mindset in everything we do.

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands; Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in this location is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.

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Company profile

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose to improve the lives of people with cancer. For more than 20 years, Genmab’s vision to transform cancer treatment has driven its passionate, innovative and collaborative teams to invent next-generation antibody technology platforms and leverage translational research and data sciences, fueling multiple differentiated cancer treatments that make an impact on people’s lives. To develop and deliver novel therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Genmab’s proprietary pipeline includes bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates.

Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit and follow us on

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Legal Advisor (R5411)

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