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European Pharma Law Academy
Monday 2 - Friday 6 September 2024
Downing CollegeCambridge, UK

Annabelle Bruyndonckx
Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP


“Annabelle Bruyndonckx joined Simmons & Simmons in 2013, after more than 14 years at another international law firm, where she headed the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare group.

Annabelle read law at the Catholic University of Louvain and spent half a year on an exchange program at the Rijksuniversiteit of Leiden. She was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1998 and was a part-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain from 1997 to 2003.

Today, Annabelle is the head of the Regulatory Affairs Group of Healixia, where she organizes training sessions on various pharma and medical devices related topics. Annabelle is also a member of the European Food Law Association (EFLA) and the Belgian public procurement group of Esimap.

She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences on various topics and has published numerous articles in legal and trade journals relating to various regulatory and compliance matters specific to the Health & Life Sciences sectors. Since 2010, she is a regular lecturer of the European Healthcare Compliance Ethics & Regulation program organized by Seton Hall Law (United States)

Annabelle’s publications include numerous chapters on pharma compliance and procurement in the Second Edition of the Treatise of Pharmaceutical Law – Marketing of medicinal products for human use : Belgian and European law, 2016 (volume 1) – 2017 (volume 2), as well as notably "Promoting Medical Devices in Belgium" in Promoting Medical Devices Globally, bilingual edition, May 2009, and “Promoting Medical Products in Europe & North America”, second edition, June 2007.

With a legal career spanning 24 years, Annabelle’s practice covers all parts of medicinal products and medical devices’ life cycle from RD and qualification to marketing authorization/CE marking, pricing & reimbursement manufacture and distribution, advertising, tendering, compliance and liability issues.

Annabelle is fluent in French, Dutch, and English.

Agenda Sessions

  • Medical Devices: Overview and Current Legal Issues