Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance EMEA

Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance EMEA

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    Life Sciences, Compliance and Regulatory

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    Angela Floydd

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    about 3 years ago

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Our client is an emerging and innovative biotech company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients. Due to an expanding legal function and in line with the company’s global growth plans, Laurence Simons Search has been exclusively retained to appoint a talented attorney to the newly created position of Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance EMEA.


This leadership strategic position will be based at the recently-established European regional headquarters in Germany and will sit on key executive leadership teams. The attorney’s primary focus will be providing legal and compliance support to the company’s European operations as it builds out its European market entry across EMEA as well as leading the European compliance operations in conjunction with the Global Chief Compliance Officer.


The ideal candidate will be EU-qualified and have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience operating in the healthcare industry. They will also bring a compelling combination of skills acquired from a leading law firm and a top-tier life-sciences legal department. They will also have a track record establishing European operations and biotech / pharma product launches and have in-depth knowledge of global compliance laws and standards, the FCPA, industry trade association standards, global privacy requirements, competition law and laws related to fraud and abuse in the pharmaceutical industry.


Fluent English is mandatory and fluent German is a preference. 


This is a unique opportunity for a talented attorney and business and compliance professional to join a high-performing team and leverage their skills to grow a global company with incredible science.


To apply, please contact Angela Floydd at angela.floydd@laurencesimons.com or Samantha Knowles at samantha.knowles@laurencesimons.com, quoting reference 809338.