Medicines and medical devices in the EU Single Market: Dreams and reality


27 - 29 June 2019

Welcome to Zurich, a city which boasts a vibrant cultural and nightlife scene, with a great scenery, lake and mountains! The AIJA Healthcare Interest Group is delighted to invite you to AIJA’s first Healthcare Conference to discuss the latest hot topics in the life sciences sector. Join us in Zurich, Switzerland on 27-29 June 2019!

The conference will address the free movement of goods in the context of the European Single Market. The programme will examine whether and to what extent a genuine Single Market exists for medicinal products and medical devices, both currently being heavily regulated at the EU and national level to ensure patient safety. The topic will be discussed from different angles, including parallel trade, the new regulations on medical devices, the new Clinical Trials Regulations, the Falsified Medicines Directive and, inevitably, Brexit. A mix of experienced legal practitioners and in-house counsel from across Europe will guide you through the rapidly changing life sciences regulatory landscape and bring you up to speed with the latest developments in the life sciences sector.

The academic programme will be complemented by a rich social schedule. Both will create an excellent opportunity to meet and see old and new friends, enjoy first-class entertainment during the evenings and take advantage of the breathtaking views over the Swiss Alps. A welcome reception will kick off the conference on Thursday, 27 June. The academic programme will then start on Friday, 28 June.

The conference is a must for everyone active in the field of law. It will take place in parallel to AIJA’s 11th annual arbitration conference and will share the same social programme.

The Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming everyone in Zurich!

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2019-05-07> 2019-05-07

AIJA Member < 35450,00  CHF525,00  CHF
AIJA Member >= 35500,00  CHF575,00  CHF
Non AIJA Member < 35550,00  CHF625,00  CHF
Non AIJA Member >= 35600,00  CHF675,00  CHF
Speaker450,00  CHF525,00  CHF
Local lawyers450,00  CHF525,00  CHF
In-House Counsel200,00  CHF200,00  CHF

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Full programme

The EU single market in medicines and medical devices - dream or reality?

Thursday 27 June 2019

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Motel One Zürich
Address: Stockerstrasse 61, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
18:00 » 20:00
Welcome Cocktail at D-Vino Bahnhofstrasse Bar
Address: Schützengasse 12, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Friday 28 June 2019

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at the Belvoir Park
Address: Seestrasse 125, CH-8002 Zürich, Switzerland
09:00 » 09:30
Welcome address by the AIJA First Vice-president
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA First Vice-president, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 » 10:00
Keynote Speech
10:00 » 11:15
Workshop: Experiences with parallel exports and imports (Part I)
Moderator and speaker:
Martin Abraham, Abraham & Partneři, Czech Republic
Indrikis Liepa, COBALT, Latvia
Koen T’Syen, Van Bael & Bellis, Belgium
Marek Holka, Čechová & Partners, Slovakia
Dr. Philippe Seiler, Bär & Karrer, Switzerland
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Workshop: Experiences with parallel exports and imports (Part II)
13:00 » 14:15
14:15 » 15:30
The new Clinical Trials Regulation
Moderator and speaker:
Dr. Jan Henning Martens, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen, Germany
Jackie Mulryne, Arnold & Porter, United Kingdom
Nina Studer, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Timur Akhundov, ALRUD Law Firm, Russia
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 » 16:30
Keynote Speech on "Challenges and opportunities of the new MDRs – a Swiss perspective"
Dr. Carlo Conti, Wenger Plattner, Switzerland
16:30 » 17:45
Panel 2: The New MDRs – impact on study agreements and distribution contracts
Moderator and speaker:
Janine Reudt-Demont, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
Arne Feber, Abraham & Partneři, Czech Republic
Dan Mihai, Mihai & Co. Business Lawyers, Romania
Marco Blei, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
Informal Healthcare Interest Group Meeting
Dinner at Hotel Atlantis by Giardino
Address: Döltschiweg 234, 8055 Zürich, Switzerland

Saturday 29 June 2019

10:00 » 11:15
Panel 3: Brexit – Challenges for the healthcare industry
Moderator and speaker:
Ewan Townsend, Arnold & Porter, United Kingdom
Dr. Amalia Athanasiadou, Tillotts Pharma AG, Switzerland
Michaela Herron, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 4: The Falsified Medicines Directive
Moderator and speaker:
Ilja Czernik, SKW Schwarz, Germany
Barbora Vrablova, Holubova advokati s.r.o., Czech Republic
Clara Pirez, Carakters, France
Michał Chodorek, Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński, Poland
Per Hedman, Cirio, Sweden
Cathy Yang, Exponent, Hong Kong
13:00 » 14:00
Optional afternoon social programme - Sightseeing of Zurich with OC member
Home Hospitality Dinner
Optional Bar & clubbing at Widder Garage Bar
Address: Widder Hotel, Rennweg 7, 8001, Zürich, Switzerland




Practical information


Please book your room at the Motel One Hotel prior to 9 May 2019 by submitting this FORM directly to the hotel.

Address: Stockerstrasse 61, 8002 Zürich

Organising Committee

Abraham & Partneri, advokatni kancelar s.r.o. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Garcia Navarro, Basail & Asociados (ARGENTINA)


Indrikis LIEPA

Jan Henning MARTENS
FGvW Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner (GERMANY)

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Van Bael & Bellis (BELGIUM)

Arnold & Porter (UNITED KINGDOM)