Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carine van den Brink and Erik Vollebregt
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Widely respected life sciences boutique, praised for its technical knowledge and experience in regulatory aspects of the pharmaceutical, medical and biotech industries. Well known for its contribution to internationally interesting deals and its work relating to medical devices. Also handles regulatory issues relating to M&A and joint ventures as well as disputes between pharmaceutical developers.
Strengths Clients rate the practice as "excellent because they clearly know the field, they work quickly and are very responsive to deadlines. They also give advice which is very much to the point."
Another client is impressed by the firm's technical knowledge and explains that "they are extremely good at combining knowledge of legislation and applying it to life sciences. They are extremely reasonable in their approach and they have very good business understanding."
Work highlights Assisted Sinensis with a transaction involving the sale of the pharmaceutical group to Eurofins.
Significant clients Sanquin, Mucosis, Lead Pharma, Keygene, Milabs.
Carine van den Brink focuses on commercial and contentious issues and is particularly active in transactions, where sources note she has a "constructive attitude, working towards a successful deal, but also knows when to persist in the position of her clients." Numerous interviewees reference her medical background which is "an obvious advantage for her clients and the dynamics of any life science deal" according to sources. One client adds: "We don't need to explain the jargon to her. She is very smart, finds very good solutions and knows what is important for the future."
Erik Vollebregt is known for his specialism in regulatory work, which covers medical technology, devices and products as well as biotechnology. Clients confirm his strong capabilities, with one saying "he stands out to me. Whenever I work with lawyers he has been the best, with a solid scientific background. He has the perfect combination of skills and experience."