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Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2019

● Competition and intellectual property law ● Medical data and innovative technologies ● Access to medicines in the context of Brexit


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”


  • Rainer Becker, Head of Unit, DG COMP, European Commission, Brussels
  • Peter Bogaert, Partner, Covington & Burling, Brussels
  • Martin Fitzgerald, Deputy Director General, GIRP (European Healthcare Distribution Association), Brussels
  • Edith Frénoy, Director, Market Access/HTA, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Brussels
  • Emmanuelle Huck, Programme/Policy Officer, DG CNECT, European Commission, Brussels
  • Catherine Longeval, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
  • Lokke Moerel, Professor, University of Tilburg, Senior Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, Berlin
  • Ingo Müller, Lawyer, Kohlpharma, Merzig
  • Alexander Natz, Secretary General, EUCOPE, Brussels
  • Jörg Plessl, Director, EU Affiliates, Regulatory Affairs, Norgine, Wettenberg
  • Christian Tillmanns, Partner, Meisterernst Rechstanwälte, Munich


21 February 2019 @ 09:15

22 February 2019 @ 01:00

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours

Timezone: 0


MCE Management Centre Europe

Rue de l\'Aqueduc 151



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-0

+49 (0) 651 - 93737-90



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