Anca Sabau

Anca Sabau

Switzerland, Zürich
Profession: In-House Counsel, Lawyer
Industry: Life Sciences, Pharma


I am a life sciences counsel with over 14 years of professional experience. I have a proven track record in managing legal support for various regions across Europe in different legal areas, including commercial, regulatory, antitrust, corporate and data privacy, as well as leading complex cross-border transactions, working on restructuring and integration processes. My particular areas of interest are innovative access to medicine, ethical and sustainable business, responsible leadership.


English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian


Life Sciences



Head of Legal CSEE at Takeda

6 years 9 mth • January 2013 - October 2019 • Zurich, Switzerland

At Takeda, I assumed various roles of increasing responsibility over the nearly 7 years period with the company. In my last role, I provided support and strategic advice to manage legal risks associated with product launch, market access, commercialization and advertising across 25 countries in Central and South East Europe (CSEE) region. Additionally, I led key divestment projects and was member of the EUCAN Legal leadership team.


IESE Business School and University of Navarra, Spain

Global Executive MBA - Business Administration and General Management

University of Zurich, Switzerland

LL.M. International Business Law (Specialization: Contract Law and Arbitration)

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