01 Mar 2018 to 02 Mar 2018




Health & Consumers

Event Description

Brussels, 1 - 2 March 2018

• Update on EU legislation and case law
• Incentives on innovation
• Access to data and data disclosure



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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.


Key Topics

Competition law in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Mergers
  • Alleged excessive pricing

Patent law in the pharmaceutical sector and other intellectual property incentives on innovation

  • Recent CJEU rulings on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs)
  • First results of the European Commission’s public consultation on pharmaceutical incentives and the way forward

EU pharmaceutical law round-up 

  • Access to data and new digital initiatives on big data in public health
  • Recent activities of the European Commission and the EMA
  • Off-label use in Europe
  • Advanced therapy medicinal products

Who should attend?
In-house counsel and legal or patent advisers in pharmaceutical companies; lawyers in private practice dealing with pharmaceuticals and medical devices; lawyers in national ministries and authorities dealing with regulation of the sector.



Register until the 1 February and save 10%



Simone Boselli, Public Affairs Director, EURORDIS, Brussels

Nicola Dagg, Partner, Allen & Overy, London 

Juergen Dressel, Head, Global Patent Litigation Strategy, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel

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

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



Trilateral Research Ltd Ireland
Research Analyst/ Senior Research Analyst
European GNSS Agency
Trainee (ICT Department Helpdesk)
World Future Council Foundation
Research Intern (Scaling up Agroecology)
EASO - European Asylum Support Office
Head of Training Unit - EASO/2018/TA/010
European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC)
Industry Expert Advisor (part-time)
Instinctif Partners
Office Administrator
European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment
EU Communication Intern
Plastics Europe
Communications Intern