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European Pharma Law Academy
September 2023
Downing CollegeCambridge University

September 2023
Downing College,
Cambridge University

European Pharma Law Academy

A unique and comprehensive residential pharmaceutical law course on pharmaceutical law. Join us on a journey from the fundamentals through to advanced IP law, advanced competition law and wider compliance issues.

All-inclusive residential event - learn in several different formats during the day... and then reinforce that learning & connect with your peers at the evening activities.

Thank you to all those who attended in 2022!

To register your interest for the 2023 European Pharma Law Academy, download the 2022 brochure here.


The EU Pharma Law Academy will provide you with all the information you would need to work in a commercial and competent manner in the pharma sector.  This course will ensure that you gain insight into the long-standing conventions, the latest updates, and best practices from some of the leading experts in the pharma law field. The ideal event for those in a variety of job roles that are looking for detailed and intensive guidance on all the key aspects of pharma law.

The 2022 Academy was split into 5 days, each with its own theme:

  • Day 1 - Fundamentals
  • Day 2 - Advanced Regulatory Frameworks
  • Day 3 - Advanced IP Law
  • Day 4 - Advanced Competition Law
  • Day 5 - Compliance and Medtech

Fundamentals (optional)

  • Gain the introductory knowledge you need to kickstart your career in pharma law 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of pharma law with sessions following the life cycle of pharmaceutical products
  • Learn about the EU legal framework that governs pharmaceuticals

Advanced Regulatory Frameworks

  • Explore the regulatory frameworks that underpin pharma law in the EU 
  • Find out how to maximise IP regulatory rights of your pharma products 
  • Understand the regulation behind advanced therapy medicinal products and lessons learnt from the industry

Advanced IP Law

  • Explore the intersection between IP law and pharmaceuticals
  • Examine the practicalities of competitive IP strategies for pharma from patents portfolio strategies to product licensing
  • Understand the cross border impact of IP infringements

Advanced Competition Law

  • Explore the competition law issues that arise in the pharma sector
  • Learn about the legal intricacies of M&A, collaborations and joint ventures 
  • Navigate possible contentious issues arising for pharma companies

Compliance and Medtech:

  • Explore Data Protection, Privacy and In Vitro Diagnostics 
  • A workshop of cybersecurity and pharma, including patient data, public perception and preventing attacks
  • Learn about the future of personalised medicine and digital health

Networking & Social Activities for 2022

  • Meet over 35 of the best pharma lawyers from the UK and EU
  • Join dozens of fellow delegates on this exciting course
  • Enjoy social activities and networking experiences such as punting on the river Cam, barbecue and a gala dinner



Information packed presentations and workshops to build your pharma law knowledge


Industry experts providing you with a wealth of knowledge


Days full of information and inspiration and opportunities to connect with your peers

M Hurtado

Novartis Pharma AG

Great 3 days to review essential areas of law for professionals in the pharmaceutical sector.