Co-Chair
Jonas Bergstein

Co-Chair
Sharon Gazit

Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee

The Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee is rooted in legal issues arising within healthcare sectors throughout the world as well as affiliated interest areas within the life sciences arena. In this regard, it is concerned with those fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, with a special focus on all aspects of healthcare law.

About the Committee

The Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee is rooted in legal issues arising within healthcare sectors throughout the world as well as affiliated interest areas within the life sciences arena. In this regard, it is concerned with those fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, with a special focus on all aspects of healthcare law, including such areas as medicine law, intellectual property, biotech, bioethics, regulatory issues and scientific developments, on a worldwide basis.

The Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee is a fast-growing committee with a dynamic and diverse membership across the globe.

The challenges the industry is facing today, a growing competitiveness and regulatory changes demand that we work together to deepen and develop this area of practice with a prominent place in our environment. This is essential to provide our clients with services rendered by highly trained quality professionals.

In this regard, the committee provides a forum of discussion among health and life Science lawyers, and aims to provide regular updates of important changes in this ground. This allows transversality of knowledge and experience, making use of the benefits of globalization and allowing that the developments and accomplishments obtained by those who exercise their profession in countries where life Science practice is more advanced are seized by those who have just started their journey in this area.

This exchange of knowledge and experiences will be at its height in the conferences and seminars organised by our committee within the IBA, or in the events in which our committee participates. The exchange enriches those who participate and directly collaborates with development and professionalisation of the practice area at the global level.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Scientific research aboard the International Space Station: How does this work from an EU and French law perspective?

Aboard the International Space Station, scientific research is led by astronauts of different nationalities. This research prepares for space exploration missions but also brings benefits for humanity on Earth. It raises the question of which law applies to these kinds of experiments in general and clinical trials in particular, as well as the extent of intellectual property in space.

Released on Oct 07, 2021

5G in healthcare: maximising digital value in patient care or increasing legal risks?

Allowing high-reliability and low latency, 5G wireless technology is said to be a critical new generation network that will support the economy’s digital transformation and drive innovation. Healthcare is one of the key sectors targeted by 5G and may benefit from its deployment throughout the patient’s pathway, with enhanced remote health services.

Released on Oct 07, 2021

Regulatory changes to expedite the inclusion of therapeutic products in the private healthcare system

In Brazil, the National Regulatory Agency for Private Health Insurance and Plans (ANS) defines the scope of coverage offered in private healthcare plans and sets the guidelines for determining coverage. According to current regulations, the List of Healthcare Procedures and Events (the ANS List) is revised and updated every two years. Then all procedures and treatments qualifying for compulsory coverage under private healthcare plans are made public, without prejudice to any additional coverage stipulated in private healthcare contracts.

Released on Oct 01, 2021

Vaccination programme in Brazil: lessons for the future

Despite the worldwide acclaim that Brazil’s national immunisation programme receives, it has struggled to overcome inequality problems, legal and regulatory pitfalls, infrastructure shortfalls and distribution and logistics problems, in the context of Covid-19 vaccination. Besides, Brazil has been mired in intense internal political debates that stood in the way of science-based decision making in terms of vaccination plans and effective responses.

Released on Oct 01, 2021

Telemedicine in Brazil: the impact of Covid-19

Brazil, like other countries, has faced several challenges since the beginning of the global health crisis due to the spread of Covid-19. Throughout the pandemic, Brazilian authorities have engaged in an extensive legal and normative production seeking to regulate various issues, especially in dealing with health and technology.

Released on Oct 01, 2021