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Renowned for advice and representation of various originator pharmaceutical companies

Belgium is renowned for having one of the world’s densest concentrations of universities, R&D centres and innovative companies. Individually and in collaboration, they incessantly demonstrate new and ingenious ways to put life sciences to positive use for mankind’s benefit.

Our Life & Health team has longstanding experience in advising about the legal issues encountered during the subsequent stages of product development, and spans from R&D, through regulatory approval to the manufacturing, distribution and advertising of drugs and medical devices. This also includes support and where necessary legal action regarding tenders for medicinal products or medical devices.

The Life & Health team is further renowned for its advice and representation of various originator pharmaceutical companies in patent and SPC enforcement regarding blockbuster medicines against generic competition as well as reliance on such rights for pricing and reimbursement. The Life & Health team has also defended our clients in various proceedings concerning parallel imports.

Through active membership in a number of Belgian and European-wide life sciences industry associations, and participation in industry-leading conferences, the Life & Health team not only has an indispensable network but also keeps its ‘finger on the pulse’ regarding the latest scientific and regulatory developments. ‘Hot’ topics and legal updates are the subject of presentations and discussion by our Life & Health team specialists and external experts at our annual Pharma Law Seminar in Brussels.

‘Products’ of our experience include:

  • Advertising and promotion
  • Clinical trials
  • Competition
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data protection
  • EU and Belgian regulatory affairs
  • Intellectual property enforcement
  • Medical devices
  • Parallel imports
  • Para-pharmaceuticals
  • Pricing and reimbursement
  • Product liability
  • Tendering

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