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Life Sciences & Healthcare Lawyers

We work for top 100 enterprise. For example farmaceutical companies ranked in the global top 20. Furthermore, nine out of ten of the global producers of medical instruments are part of our client base. To our lawyers – who often have an in-house history in your industry themselves – your industry has no secrets. The marketing of medicinal products. Public procurement. Pricing and reimbursement. The protection of patents. Or agreements for clinical trials. We know what you are talking about. That is why we assist our top clients with their strategic decisions, the structuring of their business transactions and in legal proceedings.

Our experts, many of whom have worked in-house in your sector, have developed a shared capability in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. With active memberships in major industry associations such as the ABPI, ABHI, BIVDA, PAGB, EUCOMED and EFPIA, we help shape the legal frameworks impacting the lifesciences sector. We regularly advise our clients on their day-to-day operational needs such as support with advertisement and promotion of medicine, public sector procurement, pricing and reimbursement, patent enforcement, commercial and clinical trial agreements as well as regulatory advice. Equally, when you need lifesciences specialist advice for strategic agreements, planning a corporate transaction or embarking on litigation (whether product liability or otherwise), we have a team that is well versed in the industry issues to help you.

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Willem Hoorneman
Man­aging Part­ner
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Willem Hoorneman has been managing partner of CMS in the Netherlands since 2016. He is a member of the IPC/TMC Practice Group, especially within Life Sciences. With energy and commitment Willem...
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Ellen Gielen
Netherlands, Utrecht
Ellen Gielen advises companies operating in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics or related industries, including manufacturers, wholesalers and importers. She advises clients on a wide v...
Gertie Lintjens
Of Counsel
Netherlands, Utrecht
Gertie Lintjens is a Life Sciences expert who has gained almost 20 years of experience working as in-house counsel, predominately in the Life Sciences industry. After being appointed a judge trainee...
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Tjeerd Hoekstra
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Tjeerd Hoekstra is an attorney in our Employment & Pensions Practice Group. He specialises in individual and collective labour law, with a focus on employee representation, reorganisations and the...
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Belgium, Brussels
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an attorney-at-law (advocaat) in the Competition & EU Practice Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam. Roderick has ...
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Simon Sanders
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Simon Sanders is an attorney in our IP/TMC Practice Group. As a former in-house counsel for a leading telecommunications multinational, he was hired by CMS to lead the telecommunications practice....