Jacob WestinHead of Legal, Nordics & EUCAN Competition Law Specialist at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Jacob is Takeda’s Head of Legal, Nordics and Competition Law Specialist, Europe & Canada. In this dual role he is advising on all legal issues arising in Takeda’s business in the Nordics, as well as supporting the Europe/Canada region with specialist competition law advice. Jacob had a key role in the Shire team working on the competition filings for the Shire/Takeda combination in multiple jurisdictions.
Jacob joined Shire in 2016 as its Nordic-Baltic counsel after relocating back to Sweden from the UK where he had been with GSK as its London HQ-based Assistant General Counsel, primarily responsible for competition law matters. Prior to joining GSK in 2008, he held various senior in-house roles after moving to the UK in 2000.
A Swedish national, he started his career with the Swedish Competition Authority, serving for four years before joining Baker & McKenzie in Stockholm to practise competition law. Jacob earned his Swedish law degree at Uppsala University and an LL.M. in European Law at the University of Essex. He has taught competition law at Swedish universities and written several books and articles on the subject. Jacob is also a frequent speaker at various international competition law conferences.