Simona holds a Law degree and an LLM in International Business Law, as well as a Competition Law Diploma from King’s College University. She is also a certified UK solicitor registered with the UK Bar. Simona has over 11 years’ experience in business law consultancy services, including Pharmaceutical field, Competition Law and Public Procurement. She has held different roles of increasing responsibility within both private and in house practice, amongst others as Attorney-at-law in external practice, In-House Counsel (Pharma & Consumer Healthcare for Adriatics, Baltics and Balkans), Cluster Head of Legal & Compliance – Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Moldovia. Her experience includes anti-trust matters and investigations, M&A transactions, establishing compliance standards based on internal and external policies and regulations, roll-out of anti-bribery programs, dealing with public authorities and provide comprehensive transactional support and team coordination in connection with: exclusive distribution agreements, export banns, general terms of business and discount schemes, tenders, direct-to-hospital / pharmacy projects. Simona is based in Bucharest and currently is Head Legal & Compliance – Eastern Central Europe Cluster.