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A practicing lawyer since 1995, Yolanda is an expert in health and pharmaceuticals law. She has extensive experience in providing legal advice to hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, while advising Spanish and international clients on matters relating to health systems and health management. Her work focuses primarily on public and private purchase agreements for medicines and medical devices, and she has spent most of her career providing advice in this area. Yolanda also specializes in the management of public services and in advising public entities, for-non-profit institutions and private companies on corporate and contractual matters, in addition to administrative law and regulatory. She is secretary to the Boards of Trustees and Directors of various foundations and companies. Prior to joining Roca Junyent, she was the General Counsel of the Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya and the director of its Administrative Procurement Service and Group Purchasing Organization for medicines and medical devices (GPO: 420 Million Euros Budget/year).
Yolanda is lecturer in 3 official masters: Master’s Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Centres Management, Department of Medicine, Barcelona University; Master’s Degree in Legal Practice, Pompeu Fabra University; Master’s Degree in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Law, High Studies Center of the Pharmaceutical Industry (CESIF).
She’s member of the Barcelona Bar Association, the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia, and the Catalan Society for Healthcare Management.