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Marlous Donders, Senior Researcher, LaurenceSimons

Marlous Donders

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Area of Expertise
Legal & Compliance recruitment for in-house positions throughout Europe.

Sector Specialism
Various industries, with significant experience in life sciences (pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology), IT, manufacturing and engineering, energy and fast moving consumer goods.

Geographical coverage and languages spoken
The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and the Nordics.
Fluent in Dutch and English.

Education & Professional Qualifications
LL.M. in Dutch Law from the University of Amsterdam in 2009.

Track Record
- Legal Advisor, Biotechnology company, Belgium
- Legal Director, Pharmaceutical company, France
- Head of Legal, Energy company, Germany
- Global Biopharma Compliance Officer, Pharmaceutical company, Germany
- Legal & Compliance Counsel, Pharmaceutical company, Austria
- Senior Counsel CE, FMCG, Poland
- Contract Manager, IT company, Germany
- Litigation Counsel, Technology & Industrial company, Belgium
- Global Privacy and Security Assistant GC, FMCG, Netherlands
- IP Counsel & Director, Pharmaceutical company, Netherlands

About me
After law school, I decided I wanted to keep a strong connection to the legal industry but did not want to work as a lawyer. I joined a Dutch legal recruitment firm and stayed for 3 years before moving to Laurence Simons, where my focus became international.

Guiding people towards the next step in their career and making a difference in the course of their professional life, is what makes this job exciting for me. To be able to advise candidates and clients and to stay on top of what happens in the legal market makes my job interesting and challenging and I could not imagine doing anything else.