Are Brexit, Swixit, and Turkxit a reality? with Erik Vollebregt

Alert: Too much -xit will be mentioned in this episode of the Podcast. We apologize if some confusion happens.

Monir El Azzouzi and Erik Vollebregt will help you understand the situation in the United Kingdom with Brexit, talk a bit of the Switzerland situation or Swixit and then finish with the situation in Turkey called Turkxit.

Brexit: Since February 1st, 2020 Brexit is live. So what are the consequences for the medical device manufacturers? What should they do now?

Swixit: We discussed during the last episode about Swixit with Ronald Boumans. Erik did talk about it to compare its situation to Brexit or other countries.

Turkxit: Turkey does have the same situation as Switzerland now. But the process seems less transparent. If some people can give us some feedback it would be great.

We hope that there will be no other XIT that will happen as we are stronger together.

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 for 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 company and particularly Johnson and Johnson, he decided to create to help people have a better understanding of the Medical Device Regulations all over the world.

He now created the consulting firm Easy Medical Device GmbH and developed many ways to deliver knowledge through Videos, Podcast, Online courses…


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