Hogan Lovells Hires Leading Life Sciences Team in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 1 JUNE 2011 - Hogan Lovells has expanded its global Life Sciences practice with the recruitment of leading regulatory Life Sciences partner Carla Schoonderbeek and her team of five associates. Carla joins Hogan Lovells International LLP on 1 July 2011.

Carla, until now the head of the Life Sciences group at NautaDutilh, is recognised as one of the leading Life Sciences lawyers in Europe.  She has experience in all areas of law relating to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sector with extensive litigation experience in regulatory matters, as well as extensive knowledge of EC regulatory affairs, both in respect to EU marketing authorisation procedures and on a national level.

Carla also has broad experience of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry as well as venture capital investments in the biotechnology sector. Her arrival will bring further strength to the firm's global Life Sciences and government regulatory practices as well as the Life Sciences team in the Netherlands.

She brings with her a team of senior lawyers and lawyers, consisting of Bart Jong, Hein van den Bos, Paul Loeb, Ruth Franken and Frederique Reijntjes.

Commenting on Carla's arrival, Co-chief executive David Harris said:

"Our global platform, together with the strength of our life sciences practice, were significant elements in attracting a candidate of Carla’s calibre.  We are delighted she has chosen to join us.“

Co-Head of Hogan Lovells Life Sciences practice, Ina Brock:

“Hogan Lovells has one of the market leading Life Sciences practices globally and we are committed to building on our existing capabilities in the Life Sciences sector. Attracting someone of Carla’s market standing is a major boost for us and further strengthens our ability to provide top tier regulatory advice for our Life Sciences clients around the world."

Klaas Bisschop, Office Managing Partner in Amsterdam said:

"Carla is a high profile lawyer in the Dutch and European Life Sciences market. Hogan Lovells in Amsterdam has an outstanding IP and pharma client base, so Carla’s team will be a huge asset to us in the local market as well as internationally."

Carla Schoonderbeek said:

"Hogan Lovells provides me with a global platform to build my practice.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the Netherlands and internationally and be part of what I believe will be the world's leading Life Sciences practice."


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