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Bruno Fonteyn

Senior Associate

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages French, Dutch, English

Before joining CMS De Backer’s Public Law department in October 2008, Bruno worked for five years as legal counsel for the National Council of the Order of Physicians.

He specialises in Health law, including regulatory matters, hospitals, medical equipment, medical experiments, bio banks and other Life Science matters. Furthermore, he acts in the areas of constitutional and administrative law.

Bruno is a member of the Ethical Committee of a University Hospital, where he delivers legal opinions on medical experiments and ethical matters.

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  • 2003 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 2003 - University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 2008 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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  • Legal adviser to the National Council of the Order of Physicians (2003-2008)
  • Member of the Ethical Committee of Erasme Hospital - ULB since March 2008
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  •  « Personalized medicine: a major challenge for social security systems », (with P. Slegers), in SCRIP Regulatory Affairs, CUBITT Consulting, 18 June 2014
  • “Distribution & Marketing of Drugs, Jurisdictional comparisons”, (with P. Slegers), European Lawyer Reference, 2013 p. 29
  • « La plate-forme eHealth – Enjeux de santé publique et de sécurité sociale », (with C. Dubois), Journal des Tribunaux, 24 November 2012, n° 6498,  p. 769 à 776
  • «La directive 2011/24/UE relative à l’application des droits des patients en matière de soins de santé transfrontaliers : bien plus qu’une codification» (with P. Slegers), European Journal of Consumer Law, Larcier, n° 1/2012, p. 61-79
  • «Indemnisation des dommages résultant de soins de santé : le Fonds est mort, vive le Fonds !», (with C. Pouppez and P. Slegers), J.T., 14 mai 2011, n° 6437, p. 373 à 380
  • Comments about « Ziekenhuizen, mededingingsrecht en recht op kwaliteitsvolle zorg” (D. Fornaciari, S. Callens et E. Schokkaert), B. Fonteyn, J.T., 2010, p. 707
  • “L’utilisation de matériel corporel humain à des fins scientifiques: commentaires à propos de la loi du 19 décembre 2008”, co-author with P. Slegers, Journal des Tribunaux, 2009, p. 205
  • “Het Elektronisch Medisch Dossier: uit wettelijk en deontologisch standpunt bekeken”, co-author with Prof. Dr. Michel Deneyer en Prof. Dr. Etienne De Groot, De Praktijkjurist XV, Story, Conferentie van de Jonge Balie te Brugge, 2009, p. 1
  • “L’Ordre des médecins et la procédure disciplinaire”,  co-author with D. Holsters, Le droit disciplinaire des Ordres professionnels (under P. Corvilain supervision), Formation Permanente CUP, 2004, vol. 74
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