Maurits Lugard leads the EU life sciences regulatory and compliance team, part of Sidley’s premier global life sciences group. Maurits has an uncommon wealth of experience in EU law, drawing on his tenure within the European Commission as well as years of private practice in the regulatory capitals of Brussels and Washington, DC.
Maurits’s practice focuses helping clients navigate the complex web of EU and member state rules and procedures with an emphasis on food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and biotechnology. He helps corporate clients and trade associations shape future legislation and advises on the complex legal issues of the current regulations in areas such as pharmacovigilance (drug safety), clinical trials, marketing authorisations, advertising and promotional issues, labeling and the application of the precautionary principle.
Maurits also advises clients on a broad range of market access and product safety issues such as GMP compliance, life cycle management, product recall procedures, adverse events, health claims, in-vitro diagnostics, implantable medical devices, food additives, parallel trade and supply chain management. He also advises on pharmaceutical contractual issues, including distribution, supply, manufacturing, R&D and other cooperation agreements in Europe. He has represented clients in matters before the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency, the European Food Safety Authority and Member State authorities.
Maurits also advises on EU regulatory issues involving chemicals and the environment. He helps clients conduct risk assessments and advises on anti-corruption compliance and government enforcement, including FCPA investigations.
Maurits graduated from the University of Michigan, the University of Leiden (the Netherlands), and the Johns Hopkins Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
WWL says: Clients praise his “hands-on” and “assured guidance” in regulatory matters.
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