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Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2019

Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:00 - 13:00

Venue: MCE Brussels


This annual conference will bring legal practitioners working with the pharmaceutical sector up-to-date on the latest relevant regulatory developments, legislative initiatives and case law.

  • Competition law
    Recent rulings from the CJEU and ongoing European Commission cases on pay for delay, off-label use and more


  • Patent law
    SPC manufacturing waiver, specific mechanism for parallel imports


  • Data exclusivity
    Revised EU definition of similar orphan designations, impact of recent General Court rulings
    on significant benefit


  • Emerging legal issues linked to new technologies and Digital Health
    3-D printing and artificial intelligence, medical data, data sharing and “personalised medicines”
  • EU pharmaceutical law round-up
    Recent developments on pricing and access to medicines, HTA post 2020, Brexit “preparedness”


Who should attend?

In-house counsel, lawyers in private practice, lawyers in national ministries and authorities dealing with regulation of the sector.


Simone Boselli, Public Affairs Director, EURORDIS, Brussels

Alfonso Calles-Sanchez, Legal and Policy Affairs Officer, Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting, DG GROW, European Commission, Brussels

Nicola Dagg, Partner, Allen & Overy, London 

Marleen van den Horst, Partner, BarentsKrans NV Advocaten, The Hague

Brian Kelly, Partner, Covington & Burling, London

John Lisman, Lisman Legal Life Sciences B.V., Heijen

Catherine Longeval, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels

Geneviève Michaux , Partner, Mayer Brown, Brussels

Alexander Natz, Secretary General, EUCOPE, Brussels

Kristine Peers, General Counsel, Legal Affairs, EFPIA, Brussels

Rositsa Pencheva, Case Handler, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Peter Picht, Chair of Business and Commercial Law, Centre for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, University of Zurich

Tapani Piha, Head of Unit, Cross-Border Healthcare and eHealth, DG Health & Food Safety, European Commission, Brussels

Aleksandar Rusanov, Legal Administrator, European Medicines Agency, London

Bart Van Vooren, Associate, Covington & Burling, Brussels


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All Dates

  • From Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:00 to Friday, 22 February 2019 13:00
    Thursday & Friday

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