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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
Willem Hoorneman
Man­aging Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Willem Hoorneman has been managing partner of CMS in the Netherlands since 2016. He is a member of the IP/TMC Practice Group, especially within Life Sciences. With energy and commitment Willem heads the...
Ellen Gielen
Ellen Gielen
Part­ner
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Ellen Gielen is head of the Life Sciences group in the Netherlands. She is an expert in regulatory, compliance and complex contractual matters and represents leading international life science companies...
Gertie Lintjens
Gertie Lintjens
Of Coun­sel
Advocaat
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...
Tjeerd Hoekstra
Tjeerd Hoekstra
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Tjeerd Hoekstra is an advocaat in our Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group. He specialises in individual and collective labour law, with a focus on employee representation, reorganisations and...
Judith Kok
Judith Kok
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Judith Kok is a junior associate in our Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector Group. She advises clients that are active in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices on a broad range of legal matters...
Cilia Nierop
Cilia van Nierop
Advocaat
Netherlands, Utrecht
Cilia van Nierop is a member of the Commercial Law practice group of our firm.She is active in the Life Science & Healthcare sector. Cilia advises amongst others on a wide range a legal health issues...
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Advocaat
Belgium, Brussels
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Roderick Nieuwmeyer works as an advocaat in our Competition & EU Practice Area Group. He is based in the CMS EU Law office in Brussels and the CMS office in Amsterdam.​Roderick has extensive...
Simon Sanders
Simon Sanders
Advocaat
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Simon Sanders is an advocaat in our IP/TMC Practice Area Group. As a former in-house counsel for a leading telecommunications multinational, he was hired by CMS to lead the telecommunications practice...