Hanneke Later-Nijland, The Netherlands

Hanneke is both a lawyer and a pharmacist. She specialises in EU and national legal and regulatory issues relating to medicinal products. Hanneke holds a PhD in clinical pharmacokinetics and she is also a former Inspector for Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance at the Netherlands Inspectorate for Healthcare (IGZ). This unique combination of a dual background as well as relevant experience at the competent authority gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the Life Sciences sector.

In her practice, Hanneke advises life sciences and healthcare clients and litigates on a wide range of issues, often with a regulatory focus. Her areas of expertise in the medicinal products field covers marketing authorisations, reimbursement, compliance, pharmacovigilance and advertising issues. In addition, she also assists clients with product liability issues and IP and regulatory issues in transactions in the life sciences sector.  

She is a lecturer at Leiden University and she publishes frequently on regulatory life sciences issues, such as, new European legislation and the impact of recent judgments in the sector.