Mr. Francis Marsland is General Counsel and Head of Business Development for Vicarius Pharma, which commercializes novel specialty orphan/rare and hospital therapies in European markets on behalf of its partners. The Company’s bespoke market entry solutions enable its partners to successfully grow their businesses, while maintaining control of their destiny.Vicarius offers a market entry model which strikes the balance between the traditional choice of ‘Go Direct vs. Partner’. Mr. Marsland has extensive experience in legal, P&L management, Business Development, Human Resources and external relations. He is an expert in cross border corporate transactions, business development and corporate affairs. At Biogen, he served in various executive roles including, VP External Affairs, Europe & Canada; Interim Managing Director, Biogen, France; VP Human Resources, Europe and Canada; VP Chief International Counsel and Site Lead of the International HQ. He was also Sole Counsel, Recordati SA, Switzerland, LegalAdvisor, Johnson Matthey, PLC. and Solicitor at Freshfields, London. Mr. Marsland’s formal education includes, Advanced Human Resources Executive Program, Ross School, Michigan University; Pocket MBA for Lawyer, Boston University; Postgraduate Diploma in European Competition law, Kings College, London, UK, Law Society Finals, College of Law, London, UK; BA (honours) in Greats, Merton College, Oxford, UK.