Legal Counsel (f/m/d)

Location: Roivant Sciences GmbH, Viaduktstrasse 8, 4051, Basel, Switzerland

Roivant is a tech-enabled biopharmaceutical company that aims to improve healthcare by rapidly delivering innovative medicines and technologies to patients. We do this by building “Vants” – nimble, entrepreneurial biotech and healthcare technology companies with a unique approach to sourcing talent, aligning incentives, and deploying technology.

Since its inception in 2014, Roivant has gone public, launched over 20 portfolio companies (Vants), overseen 6 successful public listings, established a $3B partnership with a global pharma company, built a pipeline of over 40 assets across various modalities and therapeutic areas, and delivered 9 successful Phase 3 readouts. Roivant is currently building new capabilities in drug discovery and expanding its existing development engine to become the world’s leading tech-enabled biopharma company.

For our Swiss office, based in Basel, we are looking for a Swiss Legal Counsel.

In this role you will work alongside other members of the Roivant legal team to support the various legal needs of Roivant and its subsidiaries.  


  • Reporting into US-based legal team while working closely with Swiss-based teams
  • Assisting with the contracting and other various legal needs of Roivant’s Swiss-based entities
  • Supporting other various legal needs of Roivant’s Swiss-based entities
  • Working closely with executives as well as commercial, regulatory and CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and controls) teams, and a number of other departments
  • Legal review of both US and Swiss law-based agreements
  • Navigating the legal needs of a company with a complex corporate structure

Key Qualifications:

  • At least 2+ years of law firm experience, and in-house experience a plus
  • Experience with some combination of general corporate law, transactional law, healthcare, life sciences, technology, and intellectual property
  • Experience with US and Swiss-based legal review
  • Excellent drafting capabilities
  • Strong negotiation skills for legal and financial/commercial issues
  • Ability to balance risk with business need
  • Familiarity with various types of both US and Swiss legal documents
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle large volume of agreements under tight timelines
  • Sound judgment
  • Ability to work cross-functionally within the organization (including with R&D, finance, accounting, and tax)
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Collegial personality

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • JD or LLM equivalent
  • Admitted to practice law in Switzerland

Location Requirement:

  • Basel, Switzerland

Roivant Sciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.