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ATAI Life Sciences AG

General Counsel (m/f/d)

· Berlin, BE
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

 General Counsel (m/f/d)

ATAI is a Berlin, New York and London based biotech company builder with the ultimate vision to cure mental health disorders. We focus on developing solutions for people that suffer from a real unmet medical need; starting with the 320 million people who suffer from depression. We are particularly interested to revive and leverage the existing research on treatments with prior evidence for efficacy and safety in humans, such as psilocybin and ketamine, to initiate a paradigm shift. We currently have two platform companies that are active in the mental health area: COMPASS Pathways and Perception Neuroscience. In addition, we are passionate to back recent advancement in data sciences to enable people to live healthier and happier lives. To deliver on our vision we follow a decentralized, technology- and data-driven platform approach that provides the required technology, human and financial resources to our autonomous teams that develop incubated or acquired treatments. This approach enables us to bring therapeutics to patients in a more innovative, efficient and effective way.


  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, early stage biotech company
  • Become part of creating a radical new and impactful paradigm shift in drug development and patient care
  • Work on improving the lives of millions of people with a real unmet need
  • An open, results-driven and meritocratic start-up culture


  • Provide legal advice to ATAI’s management team
  • Proactively implement risk mitigation processes with regards to internal and external factors
  • Set up internal governance policies
  • Ensure legal compliance, especially with regards to M&A and IPO activities
  • Support the deal structuring process in M&A transactions
  • Deal with and manage external parties (regulators, external counsel, etc.)
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, including master service, licensing, nondisclosure, employment and vendor agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Deal with complex, significant matters in legal and related areas that impact ATAI
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and derive appropriate actions


  • Advanced degree in Law; additional business degree or MBA is a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience (ideally) in biotech organizations with significant exposure to early stage financing work
  • Broad and comprehensive legal knowledge in a variety of areas (i.e. corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc.)
  • Experience in transactions in European jurisdictions and the US
  • Ability to develop legal strategic objectives
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • Extraordinary high attention to detail
  • Hands-on and execution focused attitude
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks
  • Willingness to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment and to adapt to new situations as they arise

Join us to improve the lives of millions suffering from a real unmet medical need - Apply here today!

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  • Location
    Berlin, BE
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  • Minimum Experience