How to perform correctly a Merger & Acquisition during the MDR transition?
Merger and Acquisition sound like a financial topic but you’ll see that all the ways lead to Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
In this episode, Erik Vollebregt, Partner at Axon Lawyers will be helping us to understand why you should have some Quality and Regulatory affairs knowledge when you are running a Merger and Acquisition with a Medical Device company. This may be also more difficult due to the EU MDR transition period. So listen carefully.
Who is Erik Vollebregt?
Erik specializes 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 the 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 the national and EU levels via membership of specialized committees at branch associations and the European Commission.
Erik also works as an arbitrator in medical devices-related disputes and is regularly retained as an 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: Erik 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.”
Who is Monir El Azzouzi?
Monir El Azzouzi is a Medical Device Expert specialized in Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
After working for many years with big Healthcare companies and particularly Johnson and Johnson, he decided to create EasyMedicalDevice.com to help people have a better understanding of the Medical Device Regulations all over the world.
He has now created the consulting firm Easy Medical Device GmbH and developed many ways to deliver knowledge through videos, podcasts, online courses…
- Erik Vollebregt Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikvollebregt/
- Axon Lawyers website: http://www.axonlawyers.com/
- EU MDR 2017/745: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1589797311848&uri=CELEX:02017R0745-20200424
- Blog Post: Merger and Acquisition: https://easymedicaldevice.com/medical-device-compliance-merger-acquisition/
- Telegram Group: https://t.me/easymedicaldevice