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, like Amgen, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson, on a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical device product issues, including manufacturing & distribution, pricing & reimbursement and advertising, both on domestic and EU level.
She is renowned for developing and securing innovative partnership models in the field of "patient support programmes" and "hospital solutions". Ellen is an experienced litigator related to life sciences matters and also teaches a number of pharma law masterclasses at Smelt Academy (a Dutch institute for learning and development in life sciences and health), such as on contracting with hospitals.
Ellen also has experience in many areas of healthcare law, in particular relating to contracts, market regulation, partnerships and privatization, medical practice acquisitions, licences, registrations, fees, reimbursements and budgeting and health insurance.