Legal and commercial aspects of the Life Science and Pharma Industry

Webinar. 18 February 2021. 1pm CET.

Hot topics of 2020 and 2021 include vaccine development, testing, regulatory approval, manufacturing, distribution and administration. The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot ("Vis Moot Court") have prepared a case where students, their coaches, volunteer moot arbitrators and any other practitioners will gain or further develop an understanding of the pharma and life sciences industry and arbitration, in particular with respect to joinders of parties and remote hearings. 

SCAI is hosting a series of webinars related to the 28th Vis Moot Court. The 1st webinar, on 11 February 2021, addresses key issues faced by parties, counsel and arbitrators in deciding to file, object to or reject a joinder request. At the 2nd webinar, scheduled for 18 February 2021, a panel of experienced speakers, including from the pharma and life sciences industry, will discuss the various disputes that may arise during research, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing, commercialization and worldwide distribution. They will explore the extent to which arbitration is a suitable means to resolve such disputes, what challenges they face and how these issues may be anticipated in contract drafting. The 3rd webinar of this series, mid-March, will serve to present the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution and its arbitration and mediation rules (the Swiss Rules). 


Speakers of this Webinar on the Pharma Industry will include: 

Martin Berchtold, Head of Legal Advanced Accelerator Applications (a Novartis company)

Daniel Blättler, General Counsel Corporate, Finance & Transactions at Lonza, Basel, Switzerland

Alexandra Carrel Guibert, founding partner at Cabinet Carrel, Paris, France (former General Counsel and General Secretary of INSERM in France)

Claudia Götz Staehelin, partner at Kellerhals-Carrard, Basel, Switzerland (former Head of Litigation at Novartis). 


The succinct presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

The invitation is available here

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We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual event on 18 February 2021!

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