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European Pharma Law Academy
5-9 September 2022
Downing CollegeCambridge University

5-9 September 2022
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.


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 Academy is 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.