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Erik Vollebregt

Erik specialises in EU and national legal and regulatory issues relating to medical devices, including eHealth, mHealth, software and protection of personal data. He is an expert in life sciences regulation at EU and Dutch level, with a focus on contracts, regulatory litigation against competent authorities and M&A. Erik was initially trained as intellectual property and competition lawyer, starting his career at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission. He subsequently gained experience in contentious matters, commercial contracts, and transactional work at three large international law firms.

He actively contributes to law and policy development at national and EU level via membership of specialized committees at branch associations and the European Commission. Erik also works as arbitrator in medical devices related disputes and is regularly retained as expert witness in foreign litigation.

Erik worked and lived in Brussels and Stockholm for several years, and is fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, and Swedish.

Chambers Europe 2017 about Erik:

He 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.”

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MDR date of application next month – and the book

Finally! Another post on this blog. You would think that I would write a lot on a blog like this just before the date of application of the MDR next month, right? Well, I did – just not on the blog but I was working hard to finish my book on the MDR and IVDR […]

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Outlook for 2021 – and happy new year!

Something new for the end of the year: a new year’s vlog with my rough 2021 outlook. This outlook is far from complete and not comprehensive at all, and it leaves out many other important things. Make sure to stay informed (or as Kant the philosopher said: dare to be wise)! If you like this […]

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The Brexit ‘deal’ – what’s (not) in it for the medical devices industry?

Spoiler: at the moment basically nothing except more paperwork and trade barriers. It’s still a hard Brexit with a little sugar on top, essentially. Or, if you are a more glass half full kind of person: at least not all the way back to WTO rules but a just one step above that. After a […]

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