Ieva Balene

  • Senior Associate

  • Practicing attorney at law (admitted to the Lithuanian Bar in 2016)

  • Deep and thorough understanding and concentration in pharmaceutical business obtained at one of the biggest innovative pharmaceutical company

  • Vast experience in advising national and international pharmaceutical companies on a wide range of pharmaceutical regulatory, compliance, personal data protection, competition, dispute resolution and other issues within this industry sector

  • Advising for various food, beverage and tobacco manufacturers on regulatory, labelling, advertisement matters as well as assistance in notification, registration and other legal processes

  • Internship in one of the world’s premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law – Irish Centre for Human Rights at National University of Ireland

Work experience
  • 2015 May – to date

    Senior Associate, Ruta Pumputiene Law firm

  • 2013 March – 2015

    Assistant Attorney at Law, Law firm LAWIN (Valiunas Ellex)

  • 2013 March – 2014 June

    Secondment at one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson

  • 2012 – 2013

    Lawyer, public institution Lithuanian Business Support Agency

  • 2011

    Intern, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland

  • 2010

    Intern, Vilnius Regional Prosecutor’s Office

  • 2012

    Vilnius University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree

  • 2010

    Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

  • 2017

    Recommended Attorney in Life Sciences field by “GlobalLawExperts”.

    Recommended Attorney

Publications & other

Ieva Balene is a co-author of monograph “Lithuania” published as supplement 85 of the International Encyclopedia of Laws – Medical Law (Kluwer Law, 2015). In 2015 Ieva participated in Anti-corruption experience sharing programme in Rome, organized by European Union and made presentation on „Transparency in reimbursement of Pharmaceuticals. Lithuania‘s experience“. She is also a speaker in conferences, seminars and other events. Some are the following:

  • International conference “Pharmacy news 2013”, title of the presentation “Legal environment of collaboration of pharmaceutical specialist-employer-patient”

  • Conference “Medicine market in Lithuania 2014: challenges and possibilities”, title of the presentation “Transparency and ethics importance for pharmaceutical business”

  • Conference “Integrated institutional care of persons suffering from Alzheimer and other dementias: presumptions and perspectives”, title of the presentation “Legal protection and representation of patients, disabled and incapable persons. European Convention on Human Rights”

  • Seminar “Realize cannot forbid. Where to put comma? Borderline products in the pyramid of rights and obligations of business, consumers and the state”, title of the presentation “Food or medicine?”

  • Seminar “Pharmaceutical Law. Problems and Topicalities”, title of the presentation “Breaches and Liability for Pharmaceutical Advertising Requirements”

  • “The Life Sciences Law Review”, 4th Edition, Lithuania case study, 2016.

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