Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Barcelona, Spain | Paris, France | Remote EU


The SVP, Legal Affairs and General Counsel leads Alira Health’s global legal team, focused on four key areas: Corporate Governance, Contracts, Risk Management & Compliance, and General Corporate Matters. The SVP will be a business partner to the CXOs and practice area leaders, helping them solve business problems and create new opportunities while addressing issues of compliance and risk management. This is a newly created role in our fast-growing healthcare technology and advisory company; we are looking for a seasoned attorney with broad experience in general corporate matters and well-informed on data privacy and compliance.


Corporate Governance

  • Manage corporate governance issues related to Alira Health’s numerous global entities
  • Lead corporate governance initiatives, including close interactions with the Board of Directors, new director onboarding, director education, annual board self-evaluation, and committee charters
  • Assist in formation or closing of domestic and international entities as the company expands and matures
  • Assist in determining appropriate structure for new entities
  • Ensure compliance with governance regulations and requirements in all jurisdictions


  • Oversee legal team’s work on contracts, including, but not limited to, NDA’s, MSA’s, SaaS Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Partner Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements and Vendor Agreements
  • Manage, draft, and negotiate more complex contracts
  • Provide guidance on acceptable contract language; develop, maintain, revise and implement standard templates, forms, and processes for improvement and scalability purposes
  • Set policy and procedure on contract management

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Participate in the development and lead the company’s global corporate compliance program, including compliance and ethics policies, trainings, workplace investigations, whistleblower hotline, third party risk management, and supplier compliance
  • Address compliance and regulatory matters. Supports and collaborates with other departments (Finance, QA, HR) to direct compliance issues for investigation, assessment, and resolution
  • Oversee evaluation and purchase of insurance
  • Advise business teams on applicable laws and regulations, including GDPR and other major data privacy regulations
  • Manage data privacy, security, and other service and product-related issues from a legal perspective
  • Collaborate with QA team to ensure policy compliance with data privacy regulations in relevant jurisdictions, calling in outside counsel or assistance as required

General Corporate Matters

  • Oversee global legal team of four people and manage departmental budget
  • Advise executive management on legal implications of major decisions and transactions
  • Provide counseling and advice on a wide range of corporate issues
  • Manage relationships with outside counsel in various jurisdictions
  • Support the company’s M&A strategy, requiring quick adaptation to an international, fast-changing environment
  • Other responsibilities as required


  • French qualified lawyer with 10 years PQE preferred, will consider lawyers qualified in the US or UK.
  • Experience within a dynamic, complex global business environment
  • Broad knowledge of law (corporate law, commercial law, privacy law, labor law)
  • Significant experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating commercial agreements
  • Experience in global compliance programs and projects
  • Strong analytical ability together with reliably sound business judgment and a balanced approach to risk mitigation
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to clearly and explain complex issues to a non-legal audience
  • Flexibility – able to balance process and decision-making in a large organization with an entrepreneurial culture and lean operating environment.
  • Capable of articulating a vision or plan, gaining organizational commitment to action, and leading with indirect authority to achieve results
  • Demonstrated successful history of driving compliance or legal projects to completion across a global enterprise
  • Experience with companies operating in the healthcare and/or start-up industry
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Maintain a valid passport with some flexibility for global travel.
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