Elisabethann Wright

Elisabethann Wright


Email ea.wright@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 09 11

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch, French

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Listed as an expert in regulatory issues on EU Life Sciences law.

Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017

Listed as an expert in regulatory issues on EU Life Sciences law by Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017 Elisabethann Wright has been practising in the Life Sciences sector for over 30 years in both private practice and international institutions. She is well recognised for the advice she gives clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and food industries.Her role includes assisting clients in the classification of their products, the establishment of a pathway to authorisation and marketing of their products in the EU (including related regulatory obligations), pharmacovigilance obligations, promotion and marketing of products, sales agreements, clinical trial agreements, adverse event reporting, product withdrawals, data privacy obligations, and conduct of compliance and anti-bribery investigations.

Elisabethann also has experience in litigation before the European Court of Justice, the European Court of First Instance, and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) Court, including challenges, on behalf of industry clients, to decisions of EU institutions and the validity of EU legislation. Elisabethann was a Référendaire (Law Clerk) at the Court of Justice of the European Communities for a number of years.

Awards and recognitions


Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Best Lawyers in Belgium


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


EU Regulatory: Pharma, Medical Devices and Biotech, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA


EU Regulatory: Food
Legal 500 EMEA


Elisabethann Wright is ranked Band 1 by Chambers Belgium 2017 for Life Sciences and Band 2 by Chambers Europe 2017 for Life Sciences


Listed as expert in regulatory issues on EU Life Sciences law
Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017


Brussels Life Sciences practices awarded Finance Monthly – Law Award 2015 in the category of Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year – Belgium


Listed as 'leading authority' on EU Life Sciences law
Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences


Recognised as one of the five "most highly regarded individuals" worldwide
Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2014 edition


Brussels office's Life Sciences Practice is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500 and Chambers 2014


Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology - Belgium
Legal 500, EU Regulatory


PLC Life Sciences Cross-border Handbook

Education and admissions


Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law, King's College London, 2004

B.L., The Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Belfast, 1985

LL.B., The Queen's University of Belfast, 1984

Bar admissions and qualifications


Barrister, Republic of Ireland

Barrister, England and Wales

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