Event Overview


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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!


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

18:00 - 20:00

Address: Schützengasse 12, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

08:00 - 09:00

Address: Seestrasse 141, CH-8002 Zürich, Switzerland
09:00 - 09:30

Paola Fudakowska, AIJA First Vice-president, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 - 10:00

Dr. Stefan Ibing, Novartis Pharma Services AG, Switzerland
10:00 - 11:15

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

11:45 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:15

14:15 - 15:30

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

16:00 - 16:30

Dr. Carlo Conti, Wenger Plattner, Switzerland
16:30 - 17:45

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


Address: Döltschiweg 234, 8055 Zürich, Switzerland
Departure from Motel One at 19h45 by public transportation

Address: Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

10:00 - 11:15

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

11:45 - 13:00

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
13:00 - 14:00




Address: Widder Hotel, Rennweg 7, 8001, Zürich, Switzerland

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

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If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

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



Seminar, welcome reception and dinner: Business Casual

Saturday optional program and home hospitality dinner: Casual


AIJA Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to 6 weeks before the event: Refund of 100% of the registration fees paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR

Up to 2 weeks before the event: Refund of 50% of the registration fee paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR 

Less than 2 week before the event: No refund

Organising Committee

Martin ABRAHAM Abraham Legal, advokatni kancelar, s.r.o. (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Tomás GARCIA NAVARRO Garcia Navarro & Asociados (ARGENTINA)
Jan Henning MARTENS FGvW Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner (GERMANY)
Janine REUDT-DEMONT Niederer Kraft Frey AG (SWITZERLAND)
Koen T'SYEN Van Bael & Bellis (BELGIUM)


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