Pharmaceutical law

Our firm has vast experience in the field of pharmaceutical law. We advise pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies on the laws and regulations in the field of medicinal drugs and devices, including research, classification, distribution, marketing, reimbursement, unfair competition and contest. We also draw up or review various agreements. Examples include: service, licence, cooperation, distribution, research and clinical trial agreements and general conditions.

Furthermore we represent clients in proceedings before the civil or administrative courts.

For questions about pharmaceutical law, please contact Niels van Steijn.

Examples of cases handled by Niels van Steijn:

  • Representing a pharmacist against a group of doctors who had a financial interest in a pharmacy ("Pharmacy Boxmeer"). In summary proceedings the Appeal Court of 's-Hertogenbosch held that such an interest is unlawful.
  • Advising pharmacists in negotiations with health insurers, adjusting clauses in contracts with health insurers, legal support in lobbying activities;
  • Representing pharmacists against a measure of the (former) College of Health Tariffs on reducing discounts and bonuses. The measure has (after adjournment) eventually been cancelled in appeal;
  • Advising on the establisment of pharmacies near the German border in connection with the delivery of pharmaceuticals to German patients.
  • Cancellation of baxter tariff measure Dutch Health Authority. click here for the verdict


For questions on Pharmaceutical law, please contact us.