Speakers

Adam Szijarto

Adam Szijarto

Legal Director - Egis Pharmaceuticals

Adam Szijarto is the Legal Director of Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC and its subsidiaries operating in 18 countries. After graduating from ELTE (Budapest) law school in 2001, he started his carrier in a local Hungarian law firm. Since 2002 Adam has been in various in-house positions. At Budapest Airport PLC Adam worked as an in-house counsel, and later as head of a legal department. His primary focus at the airport was real estate and procurement. Adam has an LLM in International Business Law from CEU from 2007. Following CEU graduation and after a short period spent at two international law firms, Adam joined Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC as an in-house counsel in 2009 and was soon appointed as head of the legal department. Adam has since been involved in interesting pharma transactions. These included among others a licence agreement for an Egis product that lead to US patent litigation and finally a settlement allowing Egis’ partner to market its product in the US earlier than patent expiry. His team also contributed to Egis being able to market the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody in the CEE and CIS region. Adam currently overseas a team of 7 lawyers in Hungary and other two of 4 lawyers in Russia and Poland. He also leads the security function of Egis.