Minerva IonitaLegal and Compliance Manager at Arctic (Romania)
I am working within Arctic S.A., a subsidiary of the Turkish Arcelik Group , for almost 7 years, managing the Legal and Compliance Department.
Besides daily legal advice, I represented Arctic before the European Commission and Romanian Authorities on environmental issues. Legal Department was also involved in the State Aid investment Project in partnership with the Romanian Government and European Investment Bank for the launch of the second factory of the Arcelik Group, in Romania.
In my view, the role of the in-house lawyer is more challenging than ever before as it requires working as a partner with the Management Team on all important and strategic business decisions. It has enlarged due to greater focus on compliance as the in-house lawyer is responsible, not only for knowing and informing on legislation, but also for transposing the legal provisions within the particular business activity.
Prior to Arctic S.A., I worked in private practice for 5 years - am a lawyer, member of Romanian Bar Association since 2007.