In this edition, we recognise 319 individuals for their market-leading work on, and in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters across the life sciences sector.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Ian Dodds-Smith enjoys a superb reputation among sources who recognise him as “the leading UK regulatory lawyer” in the life sciences sector.
Lincoln Tsang is a leading light in life sciences, who stands out for his deep expertise of regulatory frameworks governing the industry.
Adela Williams is “very strong” on regulatory matters concerning clinical trials and marketing authorisation procedures.
Hein van den Bos is an “excellent regulatory lawyer” according to observers who consider him to be “very strong in the sector”.
Elisabethann Wright is a “well-known” and “excellent regulatory lawyer” who excels on EU regulatory matters across the life sciences sector.
Ina Brock is a top name in the sector with remarkable experience handling product liability claims and compliance issues for pharmaceutical companies.
Jörg Schickert is revered for his top-tier practice where he advises major clients in the medical devices sector on compliance and regulatory matters.
Peter Bogaert is a “leading name” who impresses market commentators with his extensive experience of contentious proceedings and regulatory strategy matters.
Grant Castle has a strong international practice which sees him expertly advise major pharmaceutical companies on complex regulatory issues.
Robin Blaney is highlighted for his top-tier practice covering regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetics industries.
Other Leading Individuals
Geneviève Michaux of King & Spalding is a first-class life sciences regulatory expert, who sources regard as “very experienced and personable” and “always a pleasure to work with”.
At Van Bael & Bellis, Catherine Longeval has an exceptionally strong life sciences practice where she showcases significant expertise in distribution matters and unfair market practices.
Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn of Bech-Bruun is a prominent figure in the European life sciences market. He excels in complex regulatory matters pertaining to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Mikkel Vittrup at Plesner Advokatpartnerselskab is an “elite” life sciences practitioner. He is “definitely recommended” by sources who cite complex regulatory matters as “his specialism”.
Sidley Austin’s Maria Isabel Manley is a formidable litigator with tremendous experience representing clients before European regulatory authorities.
Tim Worden of Goodwin is widely recognised as a specialist when it comes to advising life sciences companies on matters relating to clinical trials, licensing and distribution agreements.
Alison Dennis at Taylor Wessing is a distinguished life sciences expert who stands out for her thorough understanding of EU regulations.
Markus Ambrosius of Sträter Rechtsanwälte is “well known as an excellent compliance litigator” who is “very experienced with regard to AMNOG and market access issues”.
Burkhard Sträter is considered a leading name in the market thanks to his outstanding expertise in medicinal and medical devices regulations.
Peter Dieners at Clifford Chance is renowned for his remarkable knowledge of complex regulatory matters arising from the healthcare and life sciences sectors.
Cord Willhöft at Fieldfisher is singled out as “very knowledgeable and personable” by sources who consider him “highly experienced with regard to market access matters”.
Colin Kavanagh with Arthur Cox “has a superb reputation in the life sciences world” thanks to his in-depth knowledge of related regulation.
Tal Band at S Horowitz & Co is highlighted as a “fantastic” practitioner who excels in complex IP matters pertaining to the life sciences sector.
Carla Schoonderbeek of Hoyng Rokh Monegier is an “excellent regulatory lawyer”, revered for her “strong practice in medicinal products regulation”.
Erik Vollebregt of Axon Lawyers is celebrated as an “international star in medical devices legislation and regulatory matters”.
At Leijnse Artz, Koosje van Lessen Kloeke is a “highly recommended specialist” who sources applaud as the “go-to lawyer for life sciences regulations in the Netherlands”.
Faus & Moliner Abogados’ Jordi Faus is “definitely an expert in regulatory law” according to market commentators who highlight his deep experience in the life sciences sector.
Camilla Appelgren at Mannheimer Swartling is considered “very strong in the sector” thanks to her superb regulatory advice to major clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
At Setterwalls, Helena Nilsson is “highly experienced in life sciences matters” according to impressed clients who cite her excellent commercial understanding.
Bär & Karrer’s Markus Schott is distinguished among peers as highly adept in a range of regulatory issues pertaining to the life sciences sector.
At Gün + Partners, Özge Atılgan Karakulak is a key player in the Turkish market thanks to her outstanding regulatory expertise as well as her premier work handling pharmaceutical patent disputes.
At Danevych Law, Borys Danevych is distinguished for his immense understanding of regulatory matters affecting clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Arzinger’s Lana Sinichkina is recognised as a “strong practitioner” with an “impressive track record in the life sciences regulatory area, including clinical trials, pharmaceutical marketing and promotion”.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Robert Dormer is a senior statesman with a top-tier practice advising pharmaceutical and medical devices clients, on compliance and regulatory matters.
Jeffery Gibbs is a top name in the field and highly respected among peers with one source commenting, “He is an extraordinary attorney and provides sage counsel to clients - I respect him enormously.”
Kurt Karst is renowned for his exceptional understanding of regulatory and marketing matters arising from the pharmaceutical sector.
Raymond Bonner is commended for the top-notch expert regulatory and compliance support he provides to major companies in the life sciences industry.
Coleen Klasmeier is a highly sought-after life sciences lawyer whose notable experience includes assisting clients in related investigations and litigation proceedings.
Jeffrey Senger enjoys an “excellent reputation” in the market thanks to his “very impressive” abilities when advising on FDA regulatory and enforcement issues.
Martin Javier Mosteirin performs exceedingly well in this year’s research and is identified by sources as “very savvy” when it comes to complex regulatory matters pertaining to the life sciences sector.
Martín Bensadon earns widespread acclaim thanks to his outstanding experience advising on IP matters affecting major clients across the sector.
Other Leading Individuals
Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ Angela Fan Chi Kung is hailed as a “leader in the Brazilian life sciences field” and a “reputable regulatory expert”.
Camila Martino Parise of CMP Consultadoria Jurídica “is very well known in the life sciences arena” thanks to her significant experience providing regulatory advice to clients, notably in the pharmaceutical sector.
At Kasznar Leonardos Advogados, Anderson Ribeiro is recognised as “a very sharp, very focused strategist” who impresses with his “broad knowledge of local Brazilian law and foreign law”.
Adrienne Blanchard at Blanchard Law Office is a first-class lawyer who expertly advises clients on a range of matters including clinical trial agreements and the development of compliance policies.
Eileen McMahon of Torys enjoys a sterling reputation in the Canadian market thanks to her strong expertise in regulatory and IP matters.
Smart & Biggar’s Alice Tseng is praised by international sources for her outstanding knowledge of regulatory frameworks governing the pharmaceutical sector.
Ana María Castro with Lloreda Camacho & Co is celebrated as a “leader in the field in Colombia” by peers who cite her remarkable knowledge of regulatory issues related to the biotech industry.
At Brigard Urrutia, Maria Fernanda Castellanos is a key player in the life sciences market who commentators endorse as “very hands on in regulatory matters”.
Maritza Reátegui at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados is revered as a “leader in the regulatory field in Peru” who stands out as “very client oriented and experienced”.
Daniel Kracov at Arnold & Porter is a distinguished name in the US market, revered for his superb regulatory expertise and knowledge of FDA-related legislation.
Loeb & Loeb’s James Czaban is a key player in the life sciences sector, who sources highlight for his remarkable understanding of regulatory compliance issues.
Jennifer Bragg of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is recognised for her outstanding skill as a litigator with experience representing major clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
At Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Kathleen Sanzo earns acclaim from respondents this year thanks to her exceptional knowledge of the development, approval and marketing of FDA-regulated products.
Mark Brown with King & Spalding is distinguished as a first-class practitioner who excels on regulatory issues arising from the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors.
At Williams & Connolly, Richard Cooper is identified as a top-tier litigator who stands out for his significant experience of FDA enforcement proceedings.
Hogan Lovells’ Jonathan Kahan showcases “true expertise in device law” and is widely recognised as a leading name when it comes to regulatory matters pertaining to the medical device sector.
David Fox is identified as a “top-notch lawyer” who offers clients expert advice on complex regulatory issues, including those related to combination and biological products.
Miriam Guggenheim of Covington & Burling “has a sterling reputation” among peers who cite her “tremendous experience” and “deep knowledge about all things food related”.
Alston & Bird’s Cathy Burgess is a “strong practitioner” who impresses sources with her “excellent business sense” and her ability to “always give practical solutions”.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Greg Williams at Clayton Utz is widely recognised as “top tier” when it comes to providing regulatory advice to clients on product safety across the life sciences sector.
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s Kenji Utsumi is a prominent name in the Japanese life sciences market with considerable experience of regulatory and transactional mandates.
Hwa Soo Chung at Kim & Chang draws effusive praise from commentators who cite her knowledge of complex regulatory and compliance issues arising from the pharmaceutical sector.
Drew & Napier’s Benjamin Gaw is widely considered a regulatory expert who sources highlight as “extremely well informed of the needs of life sciences clients”.
Wee Hann Lim of Rajah & Tann Singapore is a top name in the life sciences market who excels when it comes to handling regulatory, marketing and distribution matters for major multinationals.
At Tilleke & Gibbins, Alan Adcock impresses sources with his distinguished life sciences practice which sees him involved in licensing, joint ventures and M&A transactions.